Therapeutic drugs in pregnancy. Caution is the watchword
NLM Title Abbreviation
DOI of Published Version
Many medical conditions during pregnancy are best treated initially with nonpharmacologic remedies. Before a drug is used during pregnancy, the indications should be clear and the risk-benefit ratio should justify its use. Then, the minimum effective dose should be employed. If possible, therapy should be postponed until after the first trimester.
Abnormalities, Drug-Induced/etiology, Analgesics/adverse effects, Anti-Bacterial Agents/adverse effects, Anti-Infective Agents/adverse effects, Anticonvulsants/adverse effects, Antiemetics/adverse effects, Dose-Response Relationship, Drug, Drug Therapy/adverse effects, Estradiol Congeners/adverse effects, Female, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/etiology, Heparin/adverse effects, Humans, Hyperemesis Gravidarum/drug therapy, Infant, Newborn, Lithium/adverse effects, Maternal-Fetal Exchange, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Trimester, First, Progestins/adverse effects, Pyridoxine/therapeutic use
Published Article/Book Citation
Postgraduate medicine, 75:8 (1984) pp.165-6, 169-72.