What is it about?
Since paracetamol is a drug widely used during pregnancy, this study evaluated the effect of its use during pregnancy on preterm birth, low birth weight, and small for gestational age in a Brazilian Cohort.
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Why is it important?
This study found no increased risk of any outcomes evaluated, suggesting that paracetamol is a safe medicine during pregnancy. However, it should not be assumed that paracetamol is a risk-free medication, and its use must be rational.
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This page is a summary of: Association between paracetamol use during pregnancy and perinatal outcomes: Prospective NISAMI cohort, PLoS ONE, April 2022, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0267270.
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