Medindia

X

No Clear Link Between Oral Clefts and Corticosteroid Drugs

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  April 13, 2011 at 1:18 AM Drug News   - G J E 4
Women who are on corticosteroid drugs for asthma or other chronic diseases do not have an increased risk of delivering babies with birth defects like oral clefts. This study has been conducted by the Statens Serum Institute in Copenhagen. Lead researcher Dr. Anders Hviid said, "No drug can be proven 100 percent safe. However, our study supports that moderate to large increases in cleft risk can be excluded."
 No Clear Link Between Oral Clefts and Corticosteroid Drugs
No Clear Link Between Oral Clefts and Corticosteroid Drugs
Advertisement

Researchers studied more than 800,000 babies born in Denmark. They found that there was no clear link between mothers who use corticosteroids early in pregnancy and the risk of oral clefts. Although the findings do not prove there is no risk. Animal studies have proved that corticosteroid drugs can cause oral clefts, but whether this holds true for humans is yet to be proved.

Advertisement
These findings will be published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).


Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All