Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation

Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation

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by Gerald G. Briggs, Roger K. Freeman
     
 

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Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation is an A-Z listing of drugs by generic name. Each monograph is a careful and exhaustive summary of the literature as it relates to drugs and their known or possible effects to the fetus in pregnancy and to the baby through lacation. Each monograph is templated to include generic US name, Pharmacologic class, Risk factor, Fetal risk… See more details below

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Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation is an A-Z listing of drugs by generic name. Each monograph is a careful and exhaustive summary of the literature as it relates to drugs and their known or possible effects to the fetus in pregnancy and to the baby through lacation. Each monograph is templated to include generic US name, Pharmacologic class, Risk factor, Fetal risk summary, Breast feeding, and References. This edition includes access to the entire contents of the book, which will be updated quarterly, initially.

Editorial Reviews

American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists
Praise for the previous edition:

"Since the publication of the first edition... this reference continues to be the most comprehensive resource on the risks of medication use in pregnancy and lactating women.

New edition of a reference that provides information useful to physicians and to pregnant women on the possible adverse affects of various drugs on the developing fetus and the newborn. Entries (approximately two to five pages in length and arranged alphabetically) include the generic name in the U.S., pharmacologic class, risk factor, fetal risk and breast feeding summaries, and references (when available). Edited by Briggs (pharmacy, U. of California San Francisco), Roger K. Freeman (obstetrics and gynecology, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center) and Sumner J. Yaffe (pediatrics and obstetrics, U. of California Los Angeles). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Booknews
For the clinician who deals with pregnant patients, this volume summarizes the available data and establishes a risk factor for each of the 500+ drugs, in keeping with the Food and Drug Administration guidelines, that may be administered during pregnancy and lactation. Revised and updated (second edition was 1986) to reflect the latest information. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Anthony Shanks, MD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This is a very nice desktop reference for common and uncommon medications used during pregnancy. The ninth edition was published in 2011.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide information on the drugs that are used during pregnancy for a wide variety of conditions. The book also covers the fetal effects as well as implications in breast feeding.
Audience: It is written for practicing physicians, but residents and nurses also would benefit from using it.
Features: The drugs that the book covers are as common as acetaminophen and as rare as iopanoic acid. Rather than providing a simple letter category for pregnancy (as other drug guides have done), this book discusses specific fetal risks. More importantly, it provides the references and evidence-based evaluations behind these risks. Typical summaries can be as long as three pages, which provide a wealth of information. The best use of this book will be by the practitioner who cares for a patient who brings in a long list of medications that she takes. The practitioner can easily look up the medication and give the patient the information about and the rationale for continuing to take or stopping a particular medication. The breastfeeding summaries are very nice and very concise. Best of all are the short summaries that precede each in-depth evaluation. This is particularly useful when time is limited.
Assessment: This is an excellent reference and the new format does a nice job of incorporating the evidence behind the decisions. I was not able to review the online component but I look forward to trying it out.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781469887463
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Health
Publication date:
06/10/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1600
Sales rank:
1,228,138
File size:
7 MB

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