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

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Overview

Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation, 3rd edition is a quick and reliable reference for all those working in disciplines related to fertility, pregnancy, lactation, child health and human genetics who prescribe or deliver medicinal products, and to those who evaluate health and safety risks. Each chapter contains twofold information regarding drugs that are appropriate for prescription during pregnancy and an assessment of the risk of a drug when exposure during pregnancy has already occurred. Thoroughly updated with current regulations, references to the latest pharmacological data, and new medicinal products, this edition is a comprehensive resource covering latest knowledge and findings related to drugs during lactation and pregnancy.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Gilad A. Gross, MD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This book on the use of drugs (medical therapeutics) during pregnancy and lactation uses a two-pronged approach, with the first being "best" choices and the second being risks secondary to exposure.
Purpose: The purpose is to facilitate a comparative risk approach, i.e. identifying the drugs of choice for a particular disease or symptom. This is an extremely important goal - assisting clinicians in making the best possible choice for their patients. The author meets the objectives admirably, employing an impressive group of contributors.
Audience: This book is intended for practicing clinicians who prescribe medicinal products and evaluate environmental and/or occupational exposures in women who are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are lactating. The authors are from around the world, including Germany, the Netherlands, Israel, the U.K., France, Spain, and the U.S.
Features: The best feature of this book is its thorough coverage of how medications pass into breast milk and the way it takes into consideration the differences posed by infant age and maturity. Lists of drug therapies accompanied with recommendations regarding therapy choice and safe alternatives, are especially helpful. The appendixes are a highlight of this book, providing practitioners with a wealth of listed resources. Some of these are invaluable resources.
Assessment: This is highly recommended to all clinicians working in the areas of obstetrics, pediatrics, and lactation. It offers more specific recommendations regarding treatment options than a similar book, Hale's Medications and Mothers Milk, 12th edition (Hale Publishing, 2006). Another book in this area, Schaefer et al.'s Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation: Treatment Options and Risk Assessment, 2nd edition (Elsevier, 2007) does not list drugs under specific categories, such as general and local anesthetics, muscle relaxants, or dermatological medications, the way this book does, which makes decision making easier for the clinician. This book is a great addition to the clinician's library. This second edition contains major revisions with many sections completely rewritten, and the price is lower, making the book available to a greater readership.
From the Publisher
"...highly recommended to all clinicians. It offers more specific recommendations regarding treatment options than a similar book, Hale's Medications and Mothers Milk, 12th edition.
- DOODY ENTERPRISES, Inc.

"A welcome edition to an already thorough reference...invaluable...worthy of a spot on a bookshelf of any health care practitioner who advises pregnant or lactating women."
- Myla Moretti, Motherisk Program, Toronto, Ontario, in CANADIAN JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL PHARMACY

"This book has staying power, and I expect we will see subsequent editions on a regular basis...the book will find an appreciative audience."
- Anthony R. Scialli, M.D., Reproductive Toxicology Center, Bethesda, MD

"A user-friendly pocket guide that's been extensively revised throughout...includes a removable quick reference card on the safety of most frequently used drugs."
-CONTEMPORARY OB/GYN

"It is wonderful to have another source to assess the risks for use of medications not only in pregnancy but while breastfeeding."
—Sharon Voyer Lavigne, M.S, Connecticut Pregnancy Exposure Information Service

"Drugs During Pregnancy and Lacation, Treatment Options and Risk Assessment, Second Edition, is a well organized, concise, and comprehensive reference guide assembled by internationally recognized experts in the field – a valuable tool for clinicians."
—Christina D. Chambers, Ph.D., M.P.H., Departments of Pediatrics and Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California in San Diego

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780444520722
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 7/17/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 904
  • Sales rank: 1,227,284
  • Product dimensions: 4.70 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1.0 General Commentary on drug therapy and drug risks in pregnancy
2.1 Analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs
2.2 Antiallergic drugs and desensitization
2.3 Antiasthmatic and cough medication
2.4 Antiemetics
2.5 Gastrointestinal and antilipidemic agents and spasmolytics
2.6 Anti-infective agents
2.7 Vaccines and immunoglobulins
2.8 Heart and circulatory system drugs and diuretics
2.9 Anticoagulant and fibrinolytic drugs
2.10 Antiepileptics
2.11 Psychotropic drugs
2.12 Immunomodulators
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
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 and fibrinolytics
4.8 Antiepileptics
4.9 Psychotropic drugs
4.10 Immunomodulating and antineoplastic agents
4.11 Hormones and hormone antagonists
4.12 Dermatological drugs and local therapeutics
4.11 Anesthetics
4.12 Antitussives
4.13 Alternative remedies, vitamins and minerals
4.14 Diagnostics
4.15 Infections
4.16 Recreational drugs
4.17 Plant toxins
4.18 Industrial chemicals and environmental contaminants

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