Study – Metoclopramide in Pregnancy and Risk of Major Congenital Malformations and Foetal Death

Metoclopramide (also known as Maxolon in Australia), is a drug frequently used for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.

It is FDA pregnancy category B.

Researchers in Denmark looked at over a million pregnancies, and compared the pregnancy outcomes of metoclopramide-exposed and unexposed women.

They found that metoclopramide use in pregnancy was not associated with increased risk of malformations, spontaneous abortion, or stillbirth.

*Please remember before you take medications whilst pregnant or breastfeeding, discuss indications and side-effects with your healthcare provider first*

REFERENCE
Pasternak B, Svanstrom H, Molgaard-Nielsen D, et al.   Metoclopramide in Pregnancy and Risk of Major Congenital Malformations and Fetal Death. JAMA. 2013 Oct 16; 310(15): 1601-1611.

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