Risk of contraceptive failure with anaesthesia drug 'seldom disclosed'

UK researchers say sugammadex interacts with progesterone and can reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives

Women of child-bearing age are seldom informed about the risk of contraceptive failure following exposure to the common anaesthesia drug sugammadex, new UK research suggests.

According to a survey of anaesthetists across University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust sites, almost all said they were aware of this risk yet only 30% discussed it with patients.

“Use of sugammadex is expected to rise as it becomes cheaper in the future and ensuring that women [receiving this]

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