Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation. Treatment options and by Christof Schaefer, Paul W.J. Peters, Richard K Miller

By Christof Schaefer, Paul W.J. Peters, Richard K Miller

The newest variation is the source for any training OB/GYN, family members health professional, midwife, or pharmacist who prescribes medicinal items to or evaluates environmental or occupational exposures in girls who're or may possibly turn into pregnant. according to the hugely winning seven German variations of this reference, the updated drug listings were revised right into a convenient pocket advisor colour tabbed for speedy entry to special details. effortless to reference every one drug is indexed discussing the unwanted effects, common influence on organ structures, strength toxicity, and hazards prior to supplying dosage ideas. it's the in basic terms booklet of its type to supply conclusive details on remedies for ailments while pregnant and lactation and activities to be taken after (inadvertant) publicity to medications suspected to be developmentaly poisonous. in contrast to different dosage courses, this variation is a reasonable, compact compendium of information at the very most up-to-date medications and their results on pregnant/lactating ladies.

* presents conclusive info at the prevention of beginning defects during the secure use of substances ahead of being pregnant, in addition to while pregnant and lactation

* crucial new info on herbs, supplements, and meals supplementations used while pregnant

* established in keeping with indication staff, instead of alphabetically, supplying a extra effortless advisor that makes it more uncomplicated to match medicines

* encompasses a very easily detachable 'quick reference' card of most often used medicines and their security

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Reprod Toxicol 2005; 20: 345–52. 1 General commentary on drug therapy and drug risks in pregnancy References 26 References Rösch Chr. Aufgaben, Funktionen und Entwicklungperspektiven eines populationsbezogenen Fehlbildungsregisters in Deutschland (Habilitationsschrift – PhD thesis). Magdeburg, 2003. Sallmén M, Liesivuori J, Taskinen H et al. Time to pregnancy among the wives of Finnish greenhouse workers. Scand J Work Environ Health 2003; 29: 85–93. Schaefer C, Hannemann D, Meister R. Post-marketing surveillance system for drugs in pregnancy – 15 years experience of ENTIS.

12 335 Please note that in the following chapters drugs are discussed under their generic names. For trade names, please refer to the Physician’s Desk Reference or comparable pharmacopoeias of your country. 1 38 Paracetamol (acetaminophen) Pharmacology and toxicology Paracetamol (acetaminophen) has both analgesic and antipyretic properties, and is well tolerated. In therapeutic doses, it does not inhibit prostaglandin synthesis. Its action is transmitted via a central point in the region of the hypothalamus.

G. in the perinatal phase) should be evaluated differently from that of opiate abuse or substitution therapy for opiate abuse. Morphine Pharmacology and toxicology Morphine is an opium alkaloid, derived from the seed capsule of the poppy plant. It has strong analgesic and sedative properties, and a high risk of dependency. Teratogenic effects have been observed in animal studies, but to date there are no indications that morphine, hydromorphone or nicomorphine increase the incidence of birth defects in humans.

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