Heartburn pills in pregnancy may be linked to childhood asth
Children born to mothers who take heartburn medication during pregnancy may have a greater risk of developing asthma, research suggests.


Those whose mothers had been prescribed medicines to treat acid reflux during pregnancy were more likely to be treated for asthma in childhood, a review of studies found.

However, experts say the potential link - which came to light by reviewing studies that had examined health records - is not conclusive.

They say that the association could be caused by a separate, linked factor and that further research is needed to determine whether the medicines affect the health of children.


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