Drug Treatment in Obstetrics

A Handbook of Prescribing

  • R. S. Ledward
  • D. F. Hawkins

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. R. S. Ledward, D. F. Hawkins
    Pages 1-26
  3. R. S. Ledward, D. F. Hawkins
    Pages 27-31
  4. R. S. Ledward, D. F. Hawkins
    Pages 32-45
  5. R. S. Ledward, D. F. Hawkins
    Pages 46-61
  6. R. S. Ledward, D. F. Hawkins
    Pages 62-77
  7. R. S. Ledward, D. F. Hawkins
    Pages 78-106
  8. R. S. Ledward, D. F. Hawkins
    Pages 107-119
  9. R. S. Ledward, D. F. Hawkins
    Pages 120-188
  10. R. S. Ledward, D. F. Hawkins
    Pages 189-208
  11. R. S. Ledward, D. F. Hawkins
    Pages 209-239
  12. R. S. Ledward, D. F. Hawkins
    Pages 240-245
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 246-262

About this book

Introduction

Everyone involved in obstetric practice at the present time will be well aware oft he complexities of drug interactions in the mother and fetus, and newborn infant. Perhaps the most spectacular manifestations of these drug interactions are those that result in teratogenic effects, but the implications of drug therapy generally in pregnancy range far wider than the hazards of inducing fetal malformation. It must also be realised that there are hazards in withholding some therapeutic agents from pregnant women, and these hazards have to be weighed against the dangers of indiscriminate drug therapy. It is often very difficult to obtain relevant information about any given compound in relation to its use in pregnancy, and it is therefore appropriate to provide a handbook which brings together information about a wide variety of drugs in a form which allows ready access for the practising clinician. Rodney Ledward first discussed this project with me some years ago, and it seemed to me at the time that with his background as both a pharmaceutical chemist and an obstetrician that his talents were particularly well suited to this task. In conjunction with Professor Hawkins, he has produced a concise reference book for use in clinical practice, which I feel confident will prove to be invaluable to all those practising obstetrics at all levels of seniority. The book covers the use of drugs during pregnancy, but it also includes sections on the transfer of drugs into breast milk.

Keywords

fetus newborn obstetrics pregnancy

Authors and affiliations

  • R. S. Ledward
    • 1
  • D. F. Hawkins
    • 2
  1. 1.South-East Kent Health AuthorityUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Obstetrics and GynaecologyUniversity of LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-3298-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-15020-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3298-3
  • About this book
Industry Sectors
Biotechnology
Pharma