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Miscarriage risk increases with pain killer use

A new study says the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may increase the risk for miscarriage.

September 7, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
There's a new warning for pregnant women about pain killers.

A new study says the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may increase the risk for miscarriage.

The normal risk for a woman is 15 percent. But the study says that number goes up to more than 30 percent in women who take pain killers such as ibuprofen and naproxen.

For routine pain management, experts agree that Tylenol is the safest choice.

They also advise pregnant women to talk to their doctors before taking any drugs.