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Zopiclone

Zopiclone Information last updated: June 2020  The baseline risk of major birth defects in Canada is 3-5%. This means that 3-5 out of 100 babies born in the general population in Canada will be born with a major birth defect. There are also baseline risks for miscarriages (15-25 out of 100 pregnancies), prematurity and other […]

Trazodone

Trazodone Information last updated: July 2020 The baseline risk of major birth defects in Canada is 3-5%. This means that 3-5 out of 100 babies born in the general population in Canada will be born with a major birth defect. There are also baseline risks for miscarriages (15-25 out of 100 pregnancies), prematurity and other […]

Pseudoephedrine

Pseudoephedrine Information last updated: June 2023  The baseline risk of major birth defects in Canada is 3-5%. This means that 3-5 out of 100 babies born in the general population in Canada will be born with a major birth defect. There are also baseline risks for miscarriages (15-25 out of 100 pregnancies), prematurity and other […]

Phenylephrine

Phenylephrine Information last updated: June 2023  The baseline risk of major birth defects in Canada is 3-5%. This means that 3-5 out of 100 babies born in the general population in Canada will be born with a major birth defect. There are also baseline risks for miscarriages (15-25 out of 100 pregnancies), prematurity and other […]

Dextromethorphan

Dextromethorphan Information last updated: May 2023  The baseline risk of major birth defects in Canada is 3-5%. This means that 3-5 out of 100 babies born in the general population in Canada will be born with a major birth defect. There are also baseline risks for miscarriages (15-25 out of 100 pregnancies), prematurity and other […]

Topical Treatments for Vaginal Yeast Infections in Pregnancy and Lactation

Vaginal yeast infection (vulvovaginal candidiasis) is a common cause of vaginal itching, soreness, abnormal vaginal discharge, and pain during vaginal sex. Infections are more common in pregnancy because hormonal changes create a favourable environment for yeast to grow. This health topic is an expert opinion about treating vaginal yeast infections with topical antifungals during pregnancy and lactation. This health topic is intended for the public and health care providers. 

Guaifenesin

Guaifenesin Information last updated: May 2023  The baseline risk of major birth defects in Canada is 3-5%. This means that 3-5 out of 100 babies born in the general population in Canada will be born with a major birth defect. There are also baseline risks for miscarriages (15-25 out of 100 pregnancies), prematurity and other […]