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Do Painkillers Cause Miscarriage?

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Do common painkillers such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn) cause miscarriage? A recent study by a group of medical researchers in the United States found no evidence that links miscarriages with use of over-the-counter painkillers during early pregnancy.

“Our findings suggest that use of nonprescription over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in early pregnancy does not put women at increased risk of spontaneous abortion,” note the researchers in their conclusion.

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