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In the June issue of Prescrire International: Antispasmodics during pregnancy, in brief

FREE DOWNLOAD Various drugs termed antispasmodics are offered to treat pain of gastrointestinal, urinary or gynaecological origin, often despite unconvincing evaluation. What are the risks to the mother and the unborn child when taken during pregnancy?
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In practice

  • There is a high degree of uncertainty regarding the risks to the unborn child of taking antispasmodics during pregnancy.
  • Given their minimal efficacy at best, there is no justification for exposing the unborn child to these drugs.

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Source: "Antispasmodics during pregnancy in brief " Prescrire International 2020; 29 (216): 159. Free.

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