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Miscarriage Risk May Be Higher With Use Of Common Antibiotics

Miscarriage Risk May Be Higher With Use Of Common Antibiotics

NEWS, Women's health
A new study suggests that guidelines for antibiotic use during early pregnancy might need to be reviewed, after finding that some common classes of the drug could double the risk of miscarriage. Researchers from the University of Montreal in Canada have identified a link between the use of macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, and some other common antibiotics in early pregnancy and an increased risk of miscarriage. The findings were recently reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Miscarriage is defined as the spontaneous loss of a foetus before 20 weeks of pregnancy. According to the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, miscarriage occurs in around 15 to 20 percent of women who are aware of their pregnancy, and it is most commo...