Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation / Edition 10

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Know the risk versus the benefit, before you prescribe: the authoritative, updated 10th edition of Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation remains the leading drug reference for treatment of pregnant or breastfeeding patients. Listing nearly 1,200 commonly prescribed drugs taken during pregnancy and lactation, each detailed, in-depth drug monograph offers a summary of known or possible effects on mother, embryo, fetus and nursing infant.


  • Enhanced eBook with searchable text and frequent updates integrating important new evidence
  • NEW over 120 new drugs including drug reviews
  • NEW drugs contraindicated during breastfeeding and pregnancy
  • Each monograph contains: generic name (in US); risk factor; pharmacologic class; fetal risk summary; breastfeeding summary; and updated references
  • List of drugs known to cause human developmental toxicity
Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, offering tablet, smartphone, or online access to:
  • Complete content with enhanced navigation
  • A powerful search tool that pulls results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use

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Editorial Reviews

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.
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.

From The Critics
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)
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: 9781451190823
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 8/8/2014
  • Edition description: Tenth
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 1600
  • Sales rank: 232,232
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 2.30 (d)

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