Harmful drugs used during pregnancy

Other Names:
Medicines causing birth defects
Congenital malformations arising from pharmaceutical use

Use of isotretinoin during pregnancy has produced a cluster of birth defects, typically ear dysplasia, brain malformations, and heart defects. Griseofulvin has been linked to conjoined twinning and stillbirth in the USA. Certain anticonvulsant drugs used by epileptic mothers may increase the risk of congenital malformations. A particular concern is that of valporic acid with spina bifida.

Related Problems:
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender Equality
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST