Statins during pregnancy: A cohort study using the General Practice Research Database to investigate pregnancy loss

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine if there are any differences between the types of pregnancy loss experienced by women who have been prescribed a statin just before or early in pregnancy compared with those who have not.
A retrospective cohort study using the General Practice Research Database was carried out. Women aged 10-49 years at pregnancy start who received a prescription for a statin in the 3 months before and/or during the first trimester of pregnancy were matched to up to 10 pregnancies on age at start date, diabetes and hypertension status before pregnancy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)843-852
JournalPharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Volume26
Issue number7
Early online date8 Feb 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017

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