Medications and Mothers' Milk

Medications and Mothers' Milk

by Thomas W. Hale
     
 

Medications and Mothers Milk 2006 is a comprehensive reference on the impact of currently used medications on breastfeeding mothers and infants. Written by renowned clinical pharmacologist, Dr. Thomas W. Hale, this thousand plus page book is packed with information on more than 814 drugs, vitamins, herbs, and vaccines. It includes tables on radioisotopes,… See more details below

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Medications and Mothers Milk 2006 is a comprehensive reference on the impact of currently used medications on breastfeeding mothers and infants. Written by renowned clinical pharmacologist, Dr. Thomas W. Hale, this thousand plus page book is packed with information on more than 814 drugs, vitamins, herbs, and vaccines. It includes tables on radioisotopes, radiocontrast agents, and common cold remedies.

Some of the new features added to Medications and Mothers' Milk 2006, 12th Edition include:

- More than 70 new drugs.
- Rigorous updates to hundreds of drugs and tables.
- A completely new Appendix on anticancer drugs.
- A new user-friendly Appendix on radioactive drugs with recommendations on breastfeeding from numerous authoritative sources.
- Updated tables on radiocontrast agents.
- Updated tables on cold and cough remedies.

Each drug entry includes the drug name and generic name; common trade names used in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom; uses of the drug; AAP recommendations on the drug; a drug monograph that describes what is currently known about the drug, its ability to enter milk, the concentration in milk at set time intervals, and other parameters that are important to a clinical consultant; pregnancy risk category; lactation risk category; theoretic infant dose; relative infant dose; adult concerns; pediatric concerns; drug interactions; alternative drugs that may be suitable choices; adult dosage.

Also: a table that includes (when known) adult half life (T ½ ) of the medication, pediatric half life (PHL) of the medication, milk/plasma ratio (M/P), the time interval from administration of the drug until it reaches the highest level in the mother's plasma or peak time to max (Tmax), percentage of maternal protein binding (PB), oral bioavailability (Oral), the volume of distribution (Vd), the pH at which the drug is equally ionic and nonionic (pKa), and the molecular weight (MW) of the medication.

Armed with the information in Medications and Mothers' Milk 2006, a clinician can make an educated decision about the appropriateness of a drug for an individual mother and baby based on their medical history.

Health providers can use this text to share vital information with new mothers and their physicians on how medications affect breastfeeding. Anyone who works with breastfeeding mothers needs this definitive reference on their bookshelf!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780981525792
Publisher:
Hale Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
Mini Series
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
4.60(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

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