First big data study tolls warning on benzo use in pregnancy

But one Australian expert remains unconvinced of its link to miscarriage

A big data study of benzodiazepine use shows it is linked to an increased risk of miscarriage, but an Australian expert remains unconvinced.

Pregnant woman

It is the first time different classes of benzodiazepines — including short-acting agents (such as temazepam or lorazepam) and long-acting agents (such as diazepam or clonazepam) — as well as duration of use have been quantified.

The Canadian observational cohort study of more than 400,000 pregnancies has found that, compared with non-use in matched controls, any