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HIV drug linked to serious birth defects

An antiretroviral drug that is used to treat HIV has been linked to serious birth defects in children born to women who were taking the drug when they became pregnant and in the beginning of their first trimester. The drug, dolutegravir, is believed to increase a baby's chances of neural tube defects. These are defects of the spine, spinal cord or brain. Spina bifida is one of the most common of these defects.

The Food and Drug Administration provides drug recall information

While you can rely on your medical team to provide information on drug safety, don't overlook the fact that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also shares a variety of details to help you avoid trouble.

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