Warning over NSAID link to spontaneous abortion

Women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy need to be told that non-aspirin NSAIDs are associated with spontaneous abortion, says the TGA.

The regulator says a review of the medical literature shows that on balance, the epidemiological data supports a link, particularly when the drug is taken close to the time of conception.

In a report of its safety review released today, the TGA says all OTC non-aspirin NSAIDs, including those exclusively indicated for dysmenorrhoea, should include an advisory statement on their packaging about the miscarriage risk.

"The increased risk of

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