Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation: A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk

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The thoroughly updated Sixth Edition of this popular reference provides practical, reliable information on more than 1,000 pharmaceuticals and natural products that may be used by pregnant women or lactating mothers. More than 200 drugs—including nicotine, thalidomide, and new anesthetics—are added to this edition. Chapters on 200 drugs, including cocaine, benzodiazepines, and hormonal products, are substantially revised. Each drug monograph includes a risk factor rating that indicates the substance's potential ...

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Overview

The thoroughly updated Sixth Edition of this popular reference provides practical, reliable information on more than 1,000 pharmaceuticals and natural products that may be used by pregnant women or lactating mothers. More than 200 drugs—including nicotine, thalidomide, and new anesthetics—are added to this edition. Chapters on 200 drugs, including cocaine, benzodiazepines, and hormonal products, are substantially revised. Each drug monograph includes a risk factor rating that indicates the substance's potential for adverse effects in the fetus or infant. Drugs are listed alphabetically and indexed by both trade and generic names so that the reader can quickly find information.

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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.

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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)
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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780683010589
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 4/28/1986
  • Series: OB GYN Ser.
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 564

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