Antiviral Flu Drugs Safe in Mid-to-Late Pregnancy

Antiviral Flu Drugs Safe in Mid-to-Late Pregnancy

Researchers have carried out a review of information from about 6000 pregnant women who had taken prescription antiviral flu drugs. All the women studied were more than 22 weeks pregnant.

Key takeaways:

– There has been scanty information on the use of the antiviral fu drugs when used during pregnancy.

– Babies born to mothers who took the prescription antiviral drugs didn’t have higher rates of complications.

– Some of the complications that the researchers looked at were birth defects, low birth weight, preterm birth, and stillbirths.

U.S. and European health officials recommend these drugs for pregnant women with confirmed or suspected flu. The drugs are also recommended for pregnant women who’ve had close contact with people who have the flu.

Read the full story here

http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/news/20170301/antiviral-flu-drugs-safe-in-mid-to-late-pregnancy-study

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