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FDA sounds alarm on supplements that could affect pregnancy

June 06, 2019 05:46 PM

If you are pregnant - or are trying to get pregnant, check your medicine cabinet.

The FDA issued a warning about an ingredient found in supplements because it could harm your unborn child.

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It says pregnant women should not take any dietary supplement containing Vinpocetine. The agency says it may cause harm to the fetus, or cause a miscarriage.

It is often listed as "lesser periwinkle extract", "common periwinkle extract" or "Vinca minor extract."

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