Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation: Treatment Options and Risk Assessment / Edition 2

Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation: Treatment Options and Risk Assessment / Edition 2

by Christof Schaefer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0444520724

ISBN-13: 9780444520722

Pub. Date: 07/17/2007

Publisher: Elsevier Science

This newest pocket guide is the definitive source of information on the risks from the relevant drugs that might be taken by women of reproductive age. Risk is assessed not only for prescribed medicinal products for diseases, but also for herbs, industrial, environmental and recreational agents, both before pregnancy as well as during pregnancy and lactation. An

Overview

This newest pocket guide is the definitive source of information on the risks from the relevant drugs that might be taken by women of reproductive age. Risk is assessed not only for prescribed medicinal products for diseases, but also for herbs, industrial, environmental and recreational agents, both before pregnancy as well as during pregnancy and lactation. An easy-to-reference format ensures confidence in prescribing and even includes actions to be taken after inadvertent exposure to developmentally toxic drugs has occurred. The authoritative information contained in this guide supports and facilitates decision making in drug therapy across many therapeutic disciplines, making this book unique in the field. Covering nearly all internationally prescribed drugs used in treatment, each entry reflects the author’s extensive experience with human pregnancy and presents details of developmental toxicity or clinical data supporting drug safety. This affordable, compact compendium of knowledge will be a welcome assistant in the care and therapy of women before, during and after pregnancy.

• Expanded chapters on antiepileptics, psychopharmacological agents, disease modifying drugs, and cancer therapy.
• Essential new information on herbs and vitamins used during pregnancy, as well as chapters on functional foods, nutrition supplements and health foods, covering nearly all substances currently on the market
• Expert content on drug risks during pregnancy and lactation by a group of international authors that are active members of the teratology societies, including OTIS and ENTIS
• Structured according to indication group, rather than alphabetically, providing a more user-friendly guide that makes it easier to compare drugs for a given ailment with respect to their level of safety in pregnancy
• Includes a conveniently removable 'quick reference' card of drugs and their dosage

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780444520722
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
07/17/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
904
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 7.70(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. General Commentary on drug therapy and drug risks in pregnancy
2. Specific drug therapties during pregnancy
2.1 Analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), muscle relaxants, and antigout medications
2.2 Allergy and hyosensitization therapy
2.3 Antiasthmatic and cough medication
2.4 Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy
2.5 Gastro-intestinal medications, hyoplipidemic agents and spasmolytics
2.6 Anti-infective Agents
2.7 Vaccines and immunoglobulins
2.8 Heart and blood medications
2.9 Anticoagulants, thrombocyte aggregation inhibitors, fibrinolyrics,and volume replacement agents
2.10 Epilepsy and antiepileptic medications
2.11 Psychotropic drugs
2.12 Immunosuppression, rheumatic diseases, multiple sclerosis, and Wilson's disease
2.13 Antineoplastic drugs
2.14 Uterine contraction agents, tocolytics, vaginal therapeutics and local contraceptives
2.15 Hormones
2.16 General and local anesthetics and muscle relaxants
2.17 Dermatological medications and local therapeutics
2.18 Vitamins, minerals and trace elements
2.19 Herbs during pregnancy
2.20 Diagnostic agents
2.21 Recreational drugs
2.22 Poisonings and toxins
2.23 Occupational, industrial and environmental agents
3. General commentary on drug therapy and drug risk during lactation
3.1 The advances of breastfeading versus the risks of maternal medication
3.2 The passage of medication into the mother's milk
3.3 Infant characteristics
3.4 Milk plasma ratio
3.5 Amount of medication in the milk and relative dose
3.6 Toxicity of medications in the mother's milk
3.7 Medications that affect lactation
3.8 Breastfeeding support
4. Specific drug therapies during lactation
4.1 Analgesics, antiphlogistics and anesthetics
4.2 Antiallergics, antiasthmatics and antitussives
4.3 Gastrointestinal drugs
4.4 Anti-infectives
4.5 Vaccines and immunoglobulins
4.6 Cardiovascular drugs and diuretics
4.7 Anticoagulants, thrombocyte aggregation inhibitors and fibrinolytics
4.8 Antiepileptics
4.9 Psychotropic drugs
4.10 Immunomodulating and antineoplastic agents
4.11 Hormones and hormone antagonists
4.12 Dermatological medication and local therapeutics
4.13 Alternative remedies, vitamins, and minerals
4.14 Contrast media, radionuclides and diagnostics
4.15 Infections during breastfeeding
4.16 Recreational drugs
4.17 Plant toxins
4.18 Industrial chemicals and environmental contaminants
4.18.1 Persistent organochlorine compounds (pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls and dioxins)
4.18.2 Mercury
4.18.3 Lead
4.18.4 Cadmium
4.18.5 Other contaminants
4.18.6 Breasfeeding despite environmental contaminants?
4.18.7 Breastfeeding and the workplace

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