Inhaled Steroids Safe for Pregnant Women With Asthma
The drugs don't lead to low birth weight babies
By Kathleen Doheny
MONDAY, March 8 (HealthDayNews) -- Pregnant women prescribed inhaled steroids to control their asthma don't have to worry that the medications will limit their baby's growth in the womb, a new study says.
"None of our data points to adverse effects on intrauterine growth," says study author Dr. Michael Schatz, chief of the allergy department at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego.
Use of inhaled steroids by pregnant asthmatic women does not reduce intrauterine growth
Jennifer Namazy, MD, Michael Schatz, MD, Linda Long, BA, Myron Lipkowitz, MD, Madeline A. Lillie, MD, Martin Voss, MD, Robert J. Deitz, MD, Diana Petitti, MD
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, March 2004 • Volume 113 • Number 3