Drug Therapy and Breastfeeding: From Theory to Clinical Practice

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It is well-known that breastfeeding is the finest immunization a mother can give to her infant, and consequently more mothers are choosing to breastfeed their infants. With this heightened interest, the need to know about the use of medications in breastfeeding mothers and the implications of this use for their infants has also grown. Drug Therapy and Breast Feeding: From Theory to Clinical Practice covers issues inherent in the use of drug therapy on women when they are ...

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Overview

It is well-known that breastfeeding is the finest immunization a mother can give to her infant, and consequently more mothers are choosing to breastfeed their infants. With this heightened interest, the need to know about the use of medications in breastfeeding mothers and the implications of this use for their infants has also grown. Drug Therapy and Breast Feeding: From Theory to Clinical Practice covers issues inherent in the use of drug therapy on women when they are breastfeeding.

Written by respected experts in the field, this book provides an introduction to the benefits of breastfeeding, a full description of the anatomy of the breast, and an analysis of the transfer of drugs into breast milk. The book comprehensively reviews the apparent adverse effects on lactation of the major classes of drugs and their potential side effects. The book covers infant exposure to drugs, risk-benefit analysis, medication effects on milk production, and a commentary on drug classes. ^ L
Drug Therapy and Breast Feeding: From Theory to Clinical Practice provides you with a resource for making informed risk-benefit decisions about drug use during lactation.

It is well-known that breastfeeding is the finest immunization a mother can give to her infant, and consequently more mothers are choosing to breastfeed their infants. With this heightened interest, the need to know about the use of medications in breastfeeding mothers and the implications of this use for their infants has also grown. Drug Therapy and Breast Feeding: From Theory to Clinical Practice covers issues inherent in the use of drug therapy on women when they are breastfeeding. Written by respected experts in the field, this book provides an introduction to the benefits of breastfeeding, a full description of the anatomy of the breast, and an analysis of the transfer of drugs into breast milk. The book comprehensively reviews the apparent adverse effects on lactation of the major classes of drugs and their potential side effects. The book covers infant exposure to drugs, risk-benefit analysis, medication effects on milk production, and a commentary on drug classes. Drug Therapy and Breast Feeding: From Theory to Clinical Practice provides you with a resource for making informed risk-benefit decisions about drug use during lactation.

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The objectives of this book are to give medical professionals an understanding of mechanisms of drug transfer into human milk, to summarize current knowledge of infant dose and safety for major drug groups, and to provide a set of tools for evaluating the safe use of all medications that may be used during breastfeeding. Chapters cover benefits of breastfeeding, infant exposure to drugs, individual risk- benefit analysis, medication effects on milk production, and comments on selected drug classes. Hale is affiliated with the Department of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University School of Medicine. Illett is affiliated with the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Western Australia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842141106
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 1/4/2002
  • Pages: 102
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Introduction
1.1 Benefits of breastfeeding 1
1.2 Alveolar subunit 2
1.3 Drug distribution into human milk 4
Ch. 2 Infant exposure to drugs
2.1 Drug concentration in the plasma 15
2.2 Calculation of infant dose 16
2.3 Interpreting infant exposure 16
2.4 Example of infant dose calculation 17
Ch. 3 Individual risk-benefit analysis
3.1 Drug safety and breastfeeding 21
3.2 Minimizing the risk 22
3.3 Discontinuation of breastfeeding 24
3.4 Investigation of apparent drug-related adverse reactions 24
Ch. 4 Medication effects on milk production
4.1 Drugs that inhibit lactation 29
4.2 Drugs that stimulate lactation 30
Ch. 5 Commentary on selected drug classes
5.1 Analgesics 35
5.2 Anticonvulsants 40
5.3 Antihistamines 43
5.4 Antibiotics and antivirals 44
5.5 Antihypertensives 52
5.6 Steroids and hormones 56
5.7 Thyroid and antithyroid drugs 57
5.8 Psychotherapeutic agents 59
5.9 Radiopharmaceuticals 69
5.10 Social drugs 73
Ch. 6 Conclusion 87
Index 89
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