New Vision (Kampala)

12 July 2004

Uganda: Aspirin Increases Miscarriage Risk - Report

Kampala — Women who take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or Aspirin during pregnancy increase their risk of miscarriage by 80 per cent.

In a study carried out by Researchers in California who interviewed 1,055 pregnant women immediately after their pregnancy was confirmed, information was obtained about their reproductive history, known potential risk factors for miscarriage and socio-demographic characteristics.

The study found that the use of NSAIDs during pregnancy increased the risk of miscarriage by 80 per cent. The risk was much higher when NSAIDs were taken around conception or were used for longer than a week. The results of the study were not affected by other factors including drinking alcohol or coffee.

The study showed that Aspirin was similarly associated with an increased risk of miscarriage unlike Paracetamol, regardless of timing and duration of use.

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