Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation

Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation, 3rd Edition

Treatment Options and Risk Assessment

Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation, 3rd Edition,Christof Schaefer,Paul W.J. Peters,Richard K Miller,ISBN9780124080782

Schaefer   &   Peters   &   Miller   

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Organized according to treatment indications to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date evaluation of drug safety and risk assessment during pregnancy and lactation, and to aid clinicians in more informed clinical decision-making

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Key Features

  • Provides evidence-based recommendations to help clinicians make appropriate recommendations
  • Uniquely organized and structured according to drug class and treatment indications to offer authoritative clinical content on potential adverse effects 
  • Highlights new research developments from primary source about working mechanism of substances that cause developmental disorders


Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation, 3rd Edition is a quick and reliable reference for all those working in disciplines related to fertility, pregnancy, lactation, child health and human genetics who prescribe or deliver medicinal products, and to those who evaluate health and safety risks. Each chapter contains twofold information regarding drugs that are appropriate for prescription during pregnancy and an assessment of the risk of a drug when exposure during pregnancy has already occurred. Thoroughly updated with current regulations, references to the latest pharmacological data, and new medicinal products, this edition is a comprehensive resource covering latest knowledge and findings related to drugs during lactation and pregnancy.


Clinicians who prescribe medicinal products to pregnant or lactating women, clinical pharmacologists, toxicologists and teratology information specialists, pharmacists

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, 3rd Edition

List of Contributors
1. General Commentary on drug therapy and drug risks in pregnancy
2. Specific drug therapties during pregnancy
2.1 Analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), muscle relaxants, and antigout medications
2.2 Allergy and hyosensitization therapy
2.3 Antiasthmatic and cough medication
2.4 Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy
2.5 Gastro-intestinal medications, hyoplipidemic agents and spasmolytics
2.6 Anti-infective Agents
2.7 Vaccines and immunoglobulins
2.8 Heart and blood medications
2.9 Anticoagulants, thrombocyte aggregation inhibitors, fibrinolyrics,and volume replacement agents
2.10 Epilepsy and antiepileptic medications
2.11 Psychotropic drugs
2.12 Immunosuppression, rheumatic diseases, multiple sclerosis, and Wilson's disease
2.13 Antineoplastic drugs
2.14 Uterine contraction agents, tocolytics, vaginal therapeutics and local contraceptives
2.15 Hormones
2.16 General and local anesthetics and muscle relaxants
2.17 Dermatological medications and local therapeutics
2.18 Vitamins, minerals and trace elements
2.19 Herbs during pregnancy
2.20 Diagnostic agents
2.21 Recreational drugs
2.22 Poisonings and toxins
2.23 Occupational, industrial and environmental agents
3. General commentary on drug therapy and drug risk during lactation
3.1 The advances of breastfeading versus the risks of maternal medication
3.2 The passage of medication into the mother's milk
3.3 Infant characteristics
3.4 Milk plasma ratio
3.5 Amount of medication in the milk and relative dose
3.6 Toxicity of medications in the mother's milk
3.7 Medications that affect lactation
3.8 Breastfeeding support
4. Specific drug therapies during lactation
4.1 Analgesics, antiphlogistics and anesthetics
4.2 Antiallergics, antiasthmatics and antitussives
4.3 Gastrointestinal drugs
4.4 Anti-infectives
4.5 Vaccines and immunoglobulins
4.6 Cardiovascular drugs and diuretics
4.7 Anticoagulants, thrombocyte aggregation inhibitors and fibrinolytics
4.8 Antiepileptics
4.9 Psychotropic drugs
4.10 Immunomodulating and antineoplastic agents
4.11 Hormones and hormone antagonists
4.12 Dermatological medication and local therapeutics
4.13 Alternative remedies, vitamins, and minerals
4.14 Contrast media, radionuclides and diagnostics
4.15 Infections during breastfeeding
4.16 Recreational drugs
4.17 Plant toxins
4.18 Industrial chemicals and environmental contaminants

Quotes and reviews

"Geared to an international audience, this desk reference for medications and how they affect pregnancy and lactation does a solid job of highlighting the pertinent information while covering worthwhile medications. Score: 70 - 3 Stars"--Doody's, Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation

"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


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