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Mom's heartburn meds not tied to birth defects

A nationwide study from Denmark finds pregnant women have little reason to be concerned about birth defects when taking omeprazole and similar heartburn drugs

Reuters, Friday 26 Nov 2010
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A nationwide study from Denmark finds pregnant women have little reason to be concerned about birth defects when taking omeprazole and similar heartburn drugs. Researchers say there is little reason to suspect such drugs - called proton-pump inhibitors, or PPIs - would harm the fetus. But with an estimated two percent of pregnant women taking them, good safety data are important.

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