"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.
Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactationby Gerald G. Briggs, Roger K. Freeman
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
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.
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.
- Wolters Kluwer Health
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- Barnes & Noble
- NOOK Book
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- 7 MB
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