Medication use during pregnancy is common in women with preeclampsia

Use of medications during pregnancy is more common in women with preeclampsia than in those without, according to an analysis of women who gave birth at a hospital in Finland in 2002-2016.

In the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology analysis of 1,252 women who had preeclampsia and 1,256 controls without preeclampsia, 59.5% of women with preeclampsia and 35.5% of controls used at least one drug during pregnancy. In both groups, the most commonly used drugs were antibiotics, hypertensive medications, and paracetamol (acetaminophen).

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