alexa Taking bisphosphonates during pregnancy.
Nutrition

Nutrition

Journal of Nutritional Disorders & Therapy

Author(s): French AE, Kaplan N, Lishner M, Koren G

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Abstract QUESTION: Several of my female patients take bisphosphonates for low bone mineral density (BMD). Two of them are of reproductive age. Are these drugs safe during pregnancy? ANSWER: Very little is currently known about the effects of bisphosphonates on human pregnancy. There have been only two reports of bisphosphonate use during late pregnancy. Animal studies suggest that biphosphonates cross the placenta and that the effect is an extension of the expected pharmacologic effect of bisphosphonates on both fetus and mother. Risks and benefits should be carefully weighed.
This article was published in Can Fam Physician and referenced in Journal of Nutritional Disorders & Therapy

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