Christof Schaefer, Paul W.J. Peters, Richard K Miller - Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation: Treatment Options and Risk Assessment (2nd Edition)
Published: 2007-07-31 | ISBN: 0444520724 |
This newest pocket guide is the definitive source of information on the risks from the relevant drugs that might be taken by women of reproductive age. Risk is assessed not only for prescribed medicinal products for diseases, but also for herbs, industrial, environmental and recreational agents, both before pregnancy as well as during pregnancy and lactation. An easy-to-reference format ensures confidence in prescribing and even includes actions to be taken after inadvertent exposure to developmentally toxic drugs has occurred. The authoritative information contained in this guide supports and facilitates decision making in drug therapy across many therapeutic disciplines, making this book unique in the field. Covering nearly all internationally prescribed drugs used in treatment, each entry reflects the author's extensive experience with human pregnancy and presents details of developmental toxicity or clinical data supporting drug safety. This affordable, compact compendium of knowledge will be a welcome assistant in the care and therapy of women before, during and after pregnancy.
* Expanded chapters on antiepileptics, psychopharmacological agents, disease modifying drugs, and cancer therapy.
* Essential new information on herbs and vitamins used during pregnancy, as well as chapters on functional foods, nutrition supplements and health foods, covering nearly all substances currently on the market
* Expert content on drug risks during pregnancy and lactation by a group of international authors that are active members of the teratology societies, including OTIS and ENTIS
*Structured according to indication group, rather than alphabetically, providing a more user-friendly guide that makes it easier to compare drugs for a given ailment with respect to their level of safety in pregnancy
* Includes a conveniently removable 'quick reference' card of drugs and their dosage