Babies Have Died During A Viagra Pregnancy Study

Babies Have Died During A Viagra Pregnancy Study

Women taking part in the Dutch study had been given the anti-impotence tablets to improve growth of their unborn children because they had poorly developed placentas.

The Dutch trial was created to investigate whether Viagra was useful in promoting the growth of severely underdeveloped babies in the womb. Doctors across 11 hospitals planned to study the mothers and their children through 2020. The condition is essentially a type of high blood pressure in the lungs.

Recent randomised clinical trials comparing the drug with a placebo had detected no adverse effects on healthy mothers or infants, giving the all clear for others to conduct further testing.

"A total of 93 women received the drug in the study, led by the Medical center of the University of Amsterdam". Another 90 pregnant women were given a placebo. Apart from the 11 babies who died, 17 of them developed the lung problems and eight died of unrelated conditions. Six other babies also had the same lung condition but survived. In comparison, nine babies born to women treated with the placebo died, but none of them had the lung disorder.

"We are using Sildenafil in women with full-term pregnancies who are appropriately grown".

The statement from the medical center said sildenafil is sometimes used to treat women whose babies seem to not be growing well and noted that the practice will probably be discontinued. That research has now been temporarily stopped, she said. It is now available as a generic drug. A trial in Ireland has yet to start enrollment; researchers in that study did not respond to emails today, but Mol expects it will be canceled.

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Low birth weight contributes to 60% to 80% of neonatal deaths worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. That poses a hard dilemma for doctors: Inducing birth too early increases the risk of complications, but waiting too long could lead to developmental anomalies or stillbirth.

The center's researchers will analyze the now available data. Study inclusion criteria in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and the Netherlands differed slightly, but not enough to explain the varying outcomes, Groom says.

"It needs a thorough investigation because the complications were not seen in the two other, similar trials that have already been done in the United Kingdom and Australia and New Zealand". A large number of newborn deaths has caused the trial to be halted.

Between 10 and 15 women are still waiting to find out if their baby has been affected. He added that the team has notified Canadian researchers who were also conducting a similar research. It is often prescribed to people with high blood pressure.

"Viagra is indicated for the treatment of the symptoms of erectile dysfunction in adult men (aged 18 years and over)".

Professor Kumar, based at the University of Queensland, said the Queensland study was looking into Viagra's use "in a very different context".

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