Navigation Links
Nicotine Patches May Not Help During Pregnancy
Date:3/1/2012

t's safe or effective for use in pregnancy."

The study is published in the March 1 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend nicotine replacement in pregnant women, and ob-gyns typically use it as a last resort -- only when women are unable to quit on their own or with counseling, said Dan Jacobsen, a nurse practitioner at the Center for Tobacco Control at the North Shore-LIJ Health System in Great Neck, N.Y.

Safety concerns are one reason nicotine replacement isn't used all that often, Jacobsen said.

Smoking during pregnancy is associated with low birth weight babies, which can impact their growth and development throughout life. Smoking has also been associated with miscarriage, stillbirth and sudden infant death syndrome.

But the nicotine itself may affect the fetus. A study in the March issue of Pediatrics by researchers in the Netherlands found that exposure to nicotine -- either from cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapy -- was associated with a significantly increased risk of colic.

Colic, which usually starts when a baby is a few weeks old, is when an infant cries excessively and inconsolably for at least three hours a day, more than three days a week, for more than three weeks.

Experts believe nicotine may alter serotonin receptors in the gut.

Other research suggests that pregnant women clear nicotine from their bodies more rapidly, Jacobsen said. That may make the normal dosing in a nicotine patch (15 milligrams daily) insufficient to quell cravings, he suggested.

Higher levels of nicotine than the standard dose might be the answer for pregnant women, but such a study would raise safety concerns, Jacobsen noted.

For her part, Oncken said, it would be useful to know whether women in the study started smoking again, and then quit using the patch; or if they quit using the patch and then started smoking aga
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Nicotine replacement therapy is over-promoted since most ex-smokers quit unassisted
2. Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $1.1 Million For Clinical Trial of Transdermal Nicotine as Disease-Modifying Treatment For Parkinsons
3. Nicotine Withdrawal Can Complicate Hospital Care
4. Kids Could Overdose From Nicotine-Laced Candy
5. Berkeley study shows ozone and nicotine a bad combination for asthma
6. Nicotine binding to receptor linked to breast cancer cell growth
7. Nicotine exposure in pregnant rats puts offspring at risk for learning disabilities
8. Targeting nicotine receptors to treat cognitive impairments in schizophrenia
9. Nicotine Raises Blood Sugar Levels in Lab
10. Babies who sleep with smoker parents exhibit high nicotine levels
11. Moderate levels of secondhand smoke deliver nicotine to the brain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Nicotine Patches May Not Help During Pregnancy
(Date:4/18/2015)... The Residential Senior Care Franchises ... years. The industry, which provides residential and personal-care services ... for themselves, has boomed on account of the aging ... seniors with memory impairment. As a result, IBISWorld expects ... 4.1% to $1.9 billion over the five years to ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... April 18, 2015 Carinsurancesavings.biz has released ... plans are cheaper during Spring. , Spring ... insurance plan. Drivers should make sure they compare the ... vehicles. Clients can learn more about Spring car insurance ... , Auto insurance quotes are becoming more and more ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... "I wanted to live a ... healthful juice that contained essential vitamins, minerals and ... increases my energy, improves skin elasticity and gives ... Tapp's Juice to contain fruits, vegetables and other ... and mental fatigue. It features a great taste. ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... has released a new blog post explaining the impact ... . , Drivers who live in states that ... pay more for auto insurance plans that provide comprehensive ... protection against vehicle theft. , Affordable auto insurance ... website: http://lowcostcarinsuranceprice.com/ . Drivers who own expensive ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... New York (PRWEB) April 18, 2015 ... filed on behalf of individuals who were allegedly ... system continue to move forward in the U.S. District ... dated April 10th, the Court has amended an earlier ... unrelated cases. Among other things, the new amendment permits ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Residential Senior Care Franchises in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 2Health News:Residential Senior Care Franchises in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 3Health News:Auto Insurance Plans Are Cheaper During Spring! 2Health News:High Rates Of Car Theft Can Have An Impact on Auto Insurance Prices! 2Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits: Federal Litigation Amends Case Management Order to Allow for Joinder of Unrelated Claims 2Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits: Federal Litigation Amends Case Management Order to Allow for Joinder of Unrelated Claims 3
... the availability of their trusted point-of-care information on the iPhone ... ... OH (PRWEB) December 3, 2008 -- Lexi-Comp, Inc., a provider ... the iPhone and the iPod touch. This latest innovation enhances ...
... Around 80 HBA, MBF and Mutual Community employees and their family and ... the benefits of exercise and to raise funds for charity in the ... ... 2008 -- Around 80 HBA, MBF and Mutual Community employees and their ...
... Return On Sales Investment Survey asks insightful questions to reveal a ... , ... Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 3, 2008 -- ... results of its Return On Sales Investment Survey., , , , ...
... diagnostic instruments and supplies to include full diagnostic product lines ... ... Louisville, KY (Vocus) December 3, 2008 -- Littmann and Heine ... largest marketplace for surgical supplies and medical devices. By adding ...
... invasive, image-guided treatment is a safe and precise method ... according to the first report on "self-embedding disorder," or ... findings will be presented today at the annual meeting ... "Radiologists are in a unique position to be the ...
... in the detection of cancers not found on mammograms ... today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society ... most difficult to detect breast cancerinvasive lobular carcinoma," said ... and director of the Breast Imaging and Interventional Center ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Lexi-Comp Databases Now Available for the iPhone™ and iPod touch 2Health News:Lexi-Comp Databases Now Available for the iPhone™ and iPod touch 3Health News:HBA People Walk the Talk for Better Health in the HBA Great Australian Run 2Health News:Axiom Consulting Partners Announces the Results of its Return On Sales Investment Survey 2Health News:Littmann and Heine Stethoscopes Now Available from ORSupply.com 2Health News:Littmann and Heine Stethoscopes Now Available from ORSupply.com 3Health News:Radiologists diagnose and treat self-embedding disorder in teens 2Health News:New breast imaging technology targets hard-to-detect cancers 2
(Date:4/17/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/256szd/corporate ) ... of Pharma in 2014 - a Perspective of Mental ... their offering. For the first time, in ... reputation of the pharmaceutical industry held by patient groups ... of patient organisations representing all therapy areas. ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... 2015 Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (NASDAQ: ... and commercialization of products for the treatment of central ... for the first quarter of 2015 on Wednesday, May ... The Company will host a conference call at 4:30 ... Vanda management will discuss the first quarter 2015 financial ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... April 16, 2015  Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXA ... 31, 2015 on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, following the close ... an investor conference call and live webcast on the same ... update and discuss the financial results.  To ... , under the "Investors" link.  Please log onto the webcast ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Corporate Reputation of Pharma in 2014 - The Perspective of Mental Health Patient Groups - 1st Edition 2Corporate Reputation of Pharma in 2014 - The Perspective of Mental Health Patient Groups - 1st Edition 3Vanda Pharmaceuticals to Announce First Quarter 2015 Financial Results on May 6, 2015 2Alexza to Report 2015 First Quarter Financial Results and Provide Corporate Update on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 2Alexza to Report 2015 First Quarter Financial Results and Provide Corporate Update on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 3
... on Valopicitabine Combined,with an Investigational Protease Inhibitor, ... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced results from two ... valopicitabine (NM283) and,pegylated interferon alfa-2a (Pegasys(R)) in ... the genotype-1,strain of the hepatitis C virus ...
... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --,CuraGen Corporation announced today that new ... (HDAC) inhibitor being,investigated for the treatment of ... the prevention of severe oral mucositis,will be ... Cancer,Research (AACR) 2007 Annual Meeting in Los ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Idenix Reports Results from Two Phase IIb Studies of the,Combination of Valopicitabine and Pegylated Interferon in Hepatitis,C Genotype-1 Patients at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the European,Association for the Study of the Liver 2Idenix Reports Results from Two Phase IIb Studies of the,Combination of Valopicitabine and Pegylated Interferon in Hepatitis,C Genotype-1 Patients at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the European,Association for the Study of the Liver 3Idenix Reports Results from Two Phase IIb Studies of the,Combination of Valopicitabine and Pegylated Interferon in Hepatitis,C Genotype-1 Patients at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the European,Association for the Study of the Liver 4Idenix Reports Results from Two Phase IIb Studies of the,Combination of Valopicitabine and Pegylated Interferon in Hepatitis,C Genotype-1 Patients at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the European,Association for the Study of the Liver 5Idenix Reports Results from Two Phase IIb Studies of the,Combination of Valopicitabine and Pegylated Interferon in Hepatitis,C Genotype-1 Patients at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the European,Association for the Study of the Liver 6Idenix Reports Results from Two Phase IIb Studies of the,Combination of Valopicitabine and Pegylated Interferon in Hepatitis,C Genotype-1 Patients at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the European,Association for the Study of the Liver 7CuraGen Announces New Preclinical Results with Belinostat and,Velafermin to be Presented at AACR Annual Meeting 2CuraGen Announces New Preclinical Results with Belinostat and,Velafermin to be Presented at AACR Annual Meeting 3CuraGen Announces New Preclinical Results with Belinostat and,Velafermin to be Presented at AACR Annual Meeting 4
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: