Navigation Links
Taking Flu Drugs While Pregnant Appears to Be Safe: Study
Date:4/30/2010

Expectant moms who took Tamiflu, Relenza or Flumadine had no adverse effects, researchers say

FRIDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- The influenza drugs Tamiflu, Relenza and Flumadine appear to be safe for pregnant women and their babies, U.S. researchers say.

The investigators analyzed the medical records of 239 pregnant women who had been diagnosed with the flu and were treated with one of the three drugs. Among these patients, rates of preterm birth, gestational diabetes, premature membrane rupture, fever during labor or prolonged hospital stay were no different than those of pregnant women without the flu.

There was also no difference between the two groups for rates of preeclampsia, a serious pregnancy-related condition marked by the sudden onset of high blood pressure, leakage of the protein albumin into the urine, and swelling of the hands, feet and face.

In addition, the women's babies had no significant differences in birth weight, need for intensive care, seizures, jaundice, stillbirths or major or minor malformations.

The study, published in the April issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, offers reassuring findings, according to the researchers.

"This is the first large study that systematically looked at the safety of all these drugs in pregnancy," senior author Dr. George Wendel, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, said in a university news release.

"A woman has to balance the benefits and potential risks of any medication taken during pregnancy. But with influenza, the added risks of complications from the disease in pregnancy need to be considered," he noted.

One limitation of the study that the authors pointed out was that only 13 percent of the women with the flu took a flu drug in the first trimester, a time crucial to fetal development.

More information

'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Happy Feet are Healthy Feet: Common Sense Tips on Taking Care of Your Feet to Survive the Holiday Season
2. Chesley Files Lawsuits on Behalf of Ohio Residents Who Lost Sense of Smell After Taking Zicam
3. Most Hospital Patients Dont Know What Meds Theyre Taking
4. 4 Sure-Fire Ways of Taking the Headaches out of Valentine's Day
5. Hissey Kientz, LLP Warns Birth Control Pill Users Of Increased Health Risks To Those Who Have Or Are Taking YAZ or YASMIN
6. Parents Not Taking Concussions Seriously Enough
7. Are stroke survivors taking their medicine?
8. Sex Talk Taking Place After the Fact
9. Taking Viagra Wont Spur Risky Sexual Behavior
10. Celebrate National Childrens Dental Health Month by Taking Care of Tiny Teeth
11. People with prediabetes not taking adequate precautions to avoid diabetes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/20/2014)... The Doctor’s Office Urgent Care of Paramus, New ... a decade. They’ve treated over 40,000 patients while carrying ... alternative to the Paramus area. , For 2015, ... their staff of top-notch board certified physicians: Christine Milosis MD, ... These new doctors will work tirelessly to carry out The ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2014 ... a Social Innovation company just launched first birthday focused ... the services, “MERRY BIRTHDAY MESSAGE” launched in both US ... , MERRY BIRTHDAY MESSAGE : http://merrybirthday.net/message/ , ... launching for everyone’s birthday around the world. , Features, ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... December 20, 2014 Developers of ... of a new plugin for Final Cut Pro X ... “TranSlice Volume 5 allows users to create hand drawn ... Said Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “TranSlice ... professionalism while maintaining an easy to use interface.” , ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... (PRWEB) December 20, 2014 Parker & ... technicians with years of experience in contractor services announces ... contractor services for the homeowners of Arizona. Parker and ... a professional contractor technicians that make customer service the ... in Phoenix Arizona and started with one service vehicle ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... (PRWEB) December 20, 2014 It’s very easy ... is something that is put to the wayside until Christmas ... still have that travel “itch” and that burning desire to ... accommodates families on their journey to Telluride with a no-fuss, ... visitors to and from the resort, and ensure that all ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Doctor's Office Urgent Care Adds 3 New Physicians to Their Growing Medical Team 2Health News:Atore, Inc. Releasing the First Birthday Portal 2Health News:Pixel Film Studios released a new transition entitled TranSlice Volume 5 exclusively for Final Cut Pro X 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Reaching A Milestone By Providing 40 Years Of Dedicated Contractor Services For Homeowners Of Arizona 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Reaching A Milestone By Providing 40 Years Of Dedicated Contractor Services For Homeowners Of Arizona 3Health News:Days Inn Montrose Colorado Delivers Last Minute Holiday Season Ski Getaway Accommodations 2
... 15 Yearbook photos capture school,portraits for years to ... photo that they would prefer to erase -- and ... photos this year, and to,kick-off the launch of the ... CLEAR(R) is inviting teens to,"Erase Their Worst Year Book ...
... Md., Sept. 15 Two new guides to,help consumers ... today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human ... blood clots are harmful but deep vein thrombosis, a ... body, most commonly in the lower leg or,thigh, is ...
... the American College of Physicians (ACP) says that because ... "have and will continue to have" in the internal ... would support their role. The Role of International ... that ACP feels would support that role. , IMGs ...
... Investor Purchases $9MM Convertible Notes, NEW YORK, Sept. ... CTICD , and MTA: CTIC) today announced,that a ... newly issued 10% Convertible Senior Notes due 2012, with ... a put right subject to,price, volume and other requirements ...
... current 3-hour limit, international researchers find , , SUNDAY, Sept. ... the clot-dissolving drug tPA could safely be used within ... can be extended to four-and-a-half hours. , "We now ... Nils Wahlgren, a neurology professor at the Karolinska Institute ...
... For the first time, researchers have identified variations in ... diseases disproportionately affecting African-Americans. This work was conducted by ... by NIH-funded investigators at the Johns Hopkins University. The ... Nature Genetics and will be published in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:CLEAN & CLEAR(R) Is Inviting Teens to 'Erase Their Worst Yearbook Picture' With The NEW CLEAN & CLEAR(R) Advantage(R) Blackhead Eraser(TM) Exfoliating Cleanser 2Health News:AHRQ Releases Two New Resources to Help Consumers and Clinicians Prevent Dangerous Blood Clots 2Health News:AHRQ Releases Two New Resources to Help Consumers and Clinicians Prevent Dangerous Blood Clots 3Health News:US must enact measures to support the role of IMGs in US health-care delivery, says ACP 2Health News:Cell Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Single Institutional Investor to Purchase Up to $18 Million of Senior Convertible Notes 2Health News:Cell Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Single Institutional Investor to Purchase Up to $18 Million of Senior Convertible Notes 3Health News:Later Use of Clot-Buster After Stroke Possible: Study 2Health News:Newly found gene variants account for kidney diseases among African-Americans 2Health News:Newly found gene variants account for kidney diseases among African-Americans 3Health News:Newly found gene variants account for kidney diseases among African-Americans 4
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 18, 2014 Research and Markets ... of the "Micro Market Monitor: North American ... offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... progressing steadily, which has resulted in fueling the ... The main purpose of these dermatology devices is ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Calif., Dec. 18, 2014 Capnia, Inc. ... development of medical diagnostics based on its proprietary ... flow, today announced financial results for the third ... "Following the completion of our initial ... to maximize the recently initiated CoSense® commercial launch," ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 18, 2014 Since last month,s FBI shutdown ... known as the leading online black market for illegal ... in its offering of drugs and other illegal items.  ... takedowns did succeed in lowering the numbers of drugs ... the markets in August. But some new sites that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Micro Market Monitor: North American Dermatology Diagnostic Devices Market 2Micro Market Monitor: North American Dermatology Diagnostic Devices Market 3Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 4Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 5Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 6Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 7Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 8Post Silk Road - Another Online Drug Den Now Dominates the DarkNet 2Post Silk Road - Another Online Drug Den Now Dominates the DarkNet 3
... BOSTON, Nov. 7, 2011 PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: ... at the Lazard Capital Markets Healthcare Conference in New York. ... making a presentation on PAREXEL at 11:30 a.m. ET on ... presenting at the Citi Small/Mid Cap Conference in Las Vegas. ...
... USA Corporation, the world,s leading provider of medical education ... healthcare industry, is proud to introduce three new ... Hysterectomy module for the LAP Mentor™ and the new ... will be demonstrated at Simbionix booth #1103 at the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:PAREXEL International to Present at Lazard Capital Markets Healthcare Conference and Citi Small/Mid Cap Conference 2Simbionix to Introduce Three New Women's Health Products 2Simbionix to Introduce Three New Women's Health Products 3
... a cruciate sparing version which provides ... both resurfacing and inset patellas. Precision ... and fit with tibial articular surface ... cutting guide peg locations provide easy ...
The Balanced Knee System provides instrumentation designed to achieve proper tissue balancing and alignment with user-friendly instrumentation that provides reproducible results....
Advance Posterior Stabilized Total Knee systems improves patellofemoral kinematics, reduces wear rate potential, increases resistance to posterior tibial dislocation, achieves at least 120o flexion i...
... The Duracon tibial inserts have radiused ... advanced 4-axis machining, maximizing conformity of ... condyles of the femoral component. The ... the Duracon system, and accommodates the ...
Medicine Products: