Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation

2nd Edition

Treatment Options and Risk Assessment

Editors: Christof Schaefer Christof Schaefer Paul W.J. Peters Paul W.J. Peters Richard K Miller Richard K Miller
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444520722
eBook ISBN: 9780080549774
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 8th June 2007
Page Count: 904
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Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Breast feeding specialists, Nursing practitioners, Midwives

Table of Contents

Preface List of Contributors

1. General commentary to drug therapy and drug risks in pregnancy Richard K. Miller, Paul W. Peters and Christof E. Schaefer

2. Specific drug therapies during pregnancy 2.1 Analgesics and Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Minke Reuvers, Christof Schaefer 2.2 Antiallergic Drugs and Desensitization Margreet Rost van Tonningen 2.3 Antiasthmatic and Cough Medication Hanneke Garbis 2.4 Antiemetics Lee H Goldstein, Matitiahu Berkovitch 2.5 Gastrointestinal, Antilipidemic Agents and Spasmolytics Margreet Rost van Tonningen 2.6 Anti-infective agents Hanneke Garbis, Margreet Rost van Tonningen, Minke Reuvers 2.7 Vaccines and Immunoglobulins Paul Peters 2.8 Heart and Circulatory System Drugs and Diuretics Corinna Weber-Schöndorfer 2.9 Anticoagulant and fibrinolytic drugs Minke Reuvers 2.10 Antiepileptics Elisabeth Robert-Gnansia, Christof Schaefer 2.11 Psychotropic drugs Hanneke Garbis, Patricia R. McElhatton 2.12.Immunomodulators Corinna Weber-Schöndorfer 2.13 Antineoplastic Drugs Corinna Weber-Schöndorfer, Christof Schaefer 2.14 Uterine contraction agents, tocolytics, vaginal therapeutics and local contraceptives Herman van Geijn 2.15 Hormones Elvira Rodriguez-Pinilla, Corinna Weber-Schöndorfer 2.16 General and local anesthetics and muscle relaxants Asher Ornoy 2.17 Dermatological medications and local therapeutics Paul Peters, Christof Schaefer 2.18 Vitamins, minerals and trace elements Paul Peters, Christo

Details

No. of pages:
904
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080549774
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444520722

About the Editor

Christof Schaefer

Affiliations and Expertise

Berlin Teratology Information Unit, Berlin, Germany

Christof Schaefer

Affiliations and Expertise

Berlin Teratology Information Unit, Berlin, Germany

Paul W.J. Peters

Affiliations and Expertise

University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands

Paul W.J. Peters

Affiliations and Expertise

University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands

Richard K Miller

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Richard K Miller

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Reviews

"A welcome edition to an already thorough reference...succinct texts such as this are invaluable and worthy of a spot on a bookshelf of any health care practitioner who advises pregnant or lactating women." - Myla Moretti, Motherisk Program, Toronto, Ontario, in CANADIAN JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL PHARMACY

"The best feature of this book is its thorough coverage of how medications pass into breast milk and the way it takes into consideration the differences posed by infant age and maturity. Lists of drug therapies accompanied with recommendations regarding therapy choice and safe alternatives, are especially helpful. The appendixes are a highlight of this book, providing practitioners with a wealth of listed resources. This book is highly recommended to all clinicians working in the areas of obstetrics, pediatrics, and lactation. It offers more specific recommendations regarding treatment options than a similar book, Hale's Medications and Mothers Milk, 12th edition (Hale Publishing, 2006)...[Schaefer] is a great addition to the clinician's library. This second edition contains major revisions with many sections completely rewritten, and the price is lower, making the book available to a greater readership." --Doody

"The book comes with a nifty accessibility enhancer, a laminated pocket card with a table of risk/safety attributes of commonly used medications. The availability of information in such a compact and pocket-friendly form will be very popular with some clinicians...The contributors to this book have done a very nice job...An important feature of Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation. Treatment options and risk assessment is the inclusion of recommendations for most medications or groups of medications. The recommendations are set forth in a shaded box for easy visibility and will be appreciated by clinicians looking for clear answers. This book has staying power, and I expect we will see subsequent editi