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Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2023 Apr 04

Br J Clin Pharmacol


Paracetamol use prior to and in early pregnancy – prevalence and patterns among women with and without chronic medical diseases.


Taagaard M, Rode L, de Wolff MG, Damm P, Hagen CP, Fisher MB, Hegaard HK, Rom AL


Paracetamol is commonly consumed by pregnant women, even though recent data has questioned the safety. Having chronic medical diseases (CMDs) may influence the prevalence of use during pregnancy. We aimed to assess the prevalence and patterns of use three months prior to pregnancy and in the first trimester among women with and without CMDs, and the potential influence of CMDs on frequent use in the first trimester.