Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation

Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation, 2nd Edition

Treatment Options and Risk Assessment

Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation, 2nd Edition,Christof Schaefer,Paul W.J. Peters,Richard K Miller,ISBN9780444520722

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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


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.


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

Christof Schaefer

Affiliations and Expertise

Berlin Teratology Information Unit, Berlin, Germany

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

Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation, 2nd Edition

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
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, Christof Schaefer
2.19 Herbs During Pregnancy
Henry M. Hess, Richard K. Miller,
2.20 Diagnostic agents
Elisabeth Robert-Gnansia
2.21Recreational drugs
Paul Peters Christof Schaefer
2.22 Poisonings and Toxins
Christof Schaefer
2.23 Occupational, industrial and environmental agents
Paul Peters, Richard K. Miller and Patricia R. McElhatton
3 General Commentary on Drug Therapy and Drug Risk During Lactation
Ruth Lawrence, Christof Schaefer
4 Specific drug therapies during lactation
4.1 Analgesics, antiphlogistics and anesthetics
Christof Schaefer
4.2 Antiallergics, antiasthmatics and antitussives
Christof Schaefer
4.3 Gastrointestinal drugs
Christof Schaefer
4.4 Antiinfectives
Christof Schaefer
4.5 Vaccines and Immunoglobulins
Ruth Lawrence, Christof Schaefer
4.6 Cardiovascular drugs and diuretics
Christof Schaefer
4.7 Anticoagulants and fibrinolytics
Christof Schaefer
4.8 Antiepileptics
Christof Schaefer
4.9 Psychotropic drugs
Christof Schaefer
4.10 Immunomodulating and Antineoplastic Agents
Ruth Lawrence, Christof Schaefer
4.11 Hormones and hormone antagonists
Christof Schaefer
4.12 Dermatological Drugs and Local Therapeutics
Ruth Lawrence, Christof Schaefer
4.13 Alternative Remedies , Vitamins and Minerals
Ruth Lawrence, Christof Schaefer
4.14 Diagnostics
Ruth Lawrence, Christof Schaefer
4.15 Infections
Ruth Lawrence, Christof Schaefer
4.16 Recreational Drugs
Ruth Lawrence, Christof Schaefer
4.17 Plant Toxins
Ruth Lawrence, Christof Schaefer
4.18 Industrial chemicals and environmental contaminants
Christof Schaefer
Appendix A - Teratology Information Centers
Appendix B - Addresses for breastfeeding support
Subject Index

Quotes and 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."

"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 editions on a regular basis...the book will find an appreciative audience."
- Anthony R. Scialli, M.D., Reproductive Toxicology Center, Bethesda, MD

"A user-friendly pocket guide that's been extensively revised throughout, with content rewritten and adapted for an internal audience...includes a removable quick reference card on the safety of most frequently used drugs. The book contains new information on herbs, vitamins, and supplement use during pregnancy and expanded chapters on antiepileptics, psychopharmacological agents, disease modifying drugs, and cancer therapy."

"It is wonderful to have another source to assess the risks for use of medications not only in pregnancy but while breastfeeding."
--Sharon Voyer Lavigne, M.S, Connecticut Pregnancy Exposure Information Service

"Drugs During Pregnancy and Lacation, Treatment Options and Risk Assessment, Second Edition, is a well organized, concise, and comprehensive reference guide assembled by internationally recognized experts in the field – a valuable tool for clinicians."
--Christina D. Chambers, Ph.D., M.P.H., Departments of Pediatrics and Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California in San Diego

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