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NSAIDs Linked with Birth Defects

Monday, 17 November 2008 18:58
Along with exposure to cocaine, cigarette smoke and X-rays, exposure to over the counter (OTC) drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen or decongestants during the first trimester of pregnancy appears to significantly increase the risk of gastroschisis in the developing baby.

A population-based study of gastroschisis: demographic, pregnancy, and lifestyle risk factors   Teratology 1994 (Jul);   50 (1):   44-53