OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS

The Effects Over the Counter Drugs have on Pregnant Women

Tests?

According to the CDC, Many of the over the counter drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that have come onto the market, are not tested on pregnant women so they often do not know the effects they have on pregnant women.

Effects?

The effects of over the counter drugs can be very detrimental to a developing fetus. Since over the counter drugs are often approved for use by ADULTS, the effects it has on a fetus is different since it has not finished developing it's metabolism, renal function, etc. These can cause birth defects or even death.

Addictive

Over the counter drugs can be very addictive and dangerous to pregnant women.