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Exposure to Pregabalin During the First Trimester Leads to Increased Incidence of Major Birth Defects

Exposure during the first trimester of pregnancy to pregabalin (also known as Lyrica), a drug commonly prescribed to manage neuropathic pain, pain resulting from shingles, spinal cord injury or fibromyalgia, and which is also administered in combination with other medications to treat certain types of seizures in epileptic patients, has recently been implicated in a…

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