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Clinical Pharmacology During Pregnancy

Clinical Pharmacology During Pregnancy is written for clinicians, physicians, midwives, nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals directly involved in the care of women during pregnancy. This book focuses on the impact of pregnancy on drug disposition and also includes coverage of treatments for diseases of specific body systems as well as essential content on dosing and efficacy.

The broad range of this book encompasses analgesics, antiasthmatics, antidepressants, heart and circulatory drugs, vitamins and herbal supplements, and more. Topics in chemotherapy and substance abuse are covered, as are research issues, including clinical trial design and ethical considerations.


This book will be of value to anyone who is actively involved in the care of pregnant women, including obstetricians, residents in obstetrics, fellows in fetal maternal medicine, internists, general and family practitioners who provide care for women of reproductive age, pharmacists, midwives, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Hardbound, 488 Pages

Published: December 2012

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-386007-1


  • "This medications references is intended for medical and health professionals involved in the care of pregnant women…A companion website features case studies, slides, bulleted summaries, and questions."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2013


  • 1. Introduction
    2. Clinical Impact of Pregnancy
    3. Clinical Pharmacology in Obstetrics
    4. Medications and the Breastfeeding Mother
    5. Fetal Therapy
    6. Placental Therapy
    7. Clinical Trial Design
    8. Ethics of Clinical Pharmacology Research in Pregnancy
    9. Use of Medications Off Label in Pregnancy
    10. Pharmacogenomics in Pregnancy
    11. Analgesics and anti-inflammatory
    12. Antiasthmatic and cough medications/antitussives
    13. Updated guidelines for the management of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy and hyperemesis gravidarum
    14. Anti-infectives
    15. Chemotherapy in Pregnancy
    16. Substance use disorders
    17. Diabetes
    18. Heart and circulatory drugs and diuretics
    19. Antidepressants in Pregnancy
    20. Uterine contraction agents, tocolytics
    21. Antenatal Thyroid Disease and Pharmacotherapy in Pregnancy
    22. Dermatological medications and local therapeutics
    23. Vitamins, minerals and trace elements
    24. Herbs and alternative remedies
    25. Poisoning and toxins
    26. Gastrointestinal Disorders


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