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

Book Online

Mike Dilkes Health Hub @ Herne Hill is South London's private medical center. HealthHub has the resources required to run a full clinic service for the majority of medical specialities. From blood tests and prescriptions, to sports injuries and sports medicine.

Patients can book consultations, testing, procedures and surgery, including - Allergies, ENT, Male Health, Botox, Endoscopy, Laser Hair Removal, Minor Injury, Minor Operations, Vaccinations, Travel Vaccinations, Diet, Nutritional Therapy, Snoring and Sleep Apnea Monitoring, Emergency Care and other medical treatments.

Over 10 expert physicians are ready to meet with you, discuss your concerns, and provide the tests and treatments you need -- including: Medically qualified doctors and consultants in Ear Nose and Throat, Head and Neck, and Neurology; Clinical Psychology; Psychotherapy and Counseling; Sexual Psychology and Counseling; Integrative Counselling; Acupuncture; Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy; and Nutritionist.

Flexible appointments, so you'll quickly see a specialist, with minimal wait in the office.