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Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation: Treatment Options and Risk Assessment / Edition 2

Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation: Treatment Options and Risk Assessment / Edition 2


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The latest edition is the resource for any practicing OB/GYN, family physician, midwife, or pharmacist who prescribes medicinal products to or evaluates environmental or occupational exposures in women who are or may become pregnant. Based on the highly successful seven German editions of this reference, the up-to-date drug listings have been revised into a handy pocket guide color tabbed for quick access to important information. Easy to reference each drug is listed discussing the side effects, general impact on organ systems, potential toxicity, and risks before offering dosage recommendations. It is the only book of its kind to provide conclusive information on treatments for diseases during pregnancy and lactation and actions to be taken after (inadvertant) exposure to drugs suspected to be developmentaly toxic. Unlike other dosage guides, this edition is an affordable, compact compendium of knowledge on the very latest drugs and their effects on pregnant/lactating women.

  • Provides conclusive information on the prevention of birth defects through the safe use of drugs before pregnancy, as well as during pregnancy and lactation
  • Essential new information on herbs, vitamins, and nutrition supplements used during pregnancy
  • Structured according to indication group, rather than alphabetically, providing a more user-friendly guide that makes it easier to compare drugs
  • Includes a conveniently removable 'quick reference' card of most frequently used drugs and their safety

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780444520722
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 07/17/2007
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 904
Product dimensions: 4.70(w) x 7.70(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

General commentary to drug therapy and drug risks in pregnancy Specific drug therapies during pregnancy Analgesics and Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Antiallergic Drugs and Desensitization Antiasthmatic and Cough Medication Antiemetics Gastrointestinal, Antilipidemic Agents and Spasmolytics Anti-infective agents Vaccines and Immunoglobulins Heart and Circulatory System Drugs and Diuretics Anticoagulant and fibrinolytic drugs Antiepileptics Psychotropic drugs Immunomodulators Antineoplastic Drugs Uterine contraction agents, tocolytics, vaginal therapeutics and local contraceptives Hormones General and local anesthetics and muscle relaxants Dermatological medications and local therapeutics Vitamins, minerals and trace elements Herbs During Pregnancy Diagnostic agents Recreational drugs Poisonings and Toxins Occupational, industrial and environmental agents

General Commentary on Drug Therapy and Drug Risk During Lactation Specific drug therapies during lactation Analgesics, antiphlogistics and anesthetics Antiallergics, antiasthmatics and antitussives Gastrointestinal drugs Antiinfectives Vaccines and Immunoglobulins Cardiovascular drugs and diuretics Anticoagulants and fibrinolytics Antiepileptics Psychotropic drugs Immunomodulating and Antineoplastic Agents Hormones and hormone antagonists Dermatological Drugs and Local Therapeutics Alternative Remedies , Vitamins and Minerals Diagnostics Infections Recreational Drugs Plant Toxins Industrial chemicals and environmental contaminants Appendix A - Teratology Information Centers Appendix B - Addresses for breastfeeding support Subject Index

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