FDA issues anesthesia warning for pregnant women, kids under
Repeated or lengthy use—longer than three hours—of general anesthetic and sedation drugs may harm the developing brains of fetuses and children younger than 3 years old, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Wednesday.
After reviewing the latest published studies, the agency announced that these warnings need to be added to the labels of these drugs.
The agency also issued a Drug Safety Communication to inform health care providers, parents and caregivers of the potential danger.
"We recognize that in many cases these exposures may be medically necessary, and these new data regarding the potential harms must be carefully weighed against the risk of not performing a specific medical procedure," Dr. Janet Woodcock said in an agency news release. She is director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research....

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