Medications in Pregnancy

  • Paul Lyons
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


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    All medications should be viewed with caution in pregnancy.

  2. 2.

    Management of medication use in pregnancy ideally begins with adequate preconception counseling and prepregnancy planning.

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    Medications used in pregnancy require clear identification of indication for use, duration of treatment, expected outcome, and signs or symptoms requiring early termination of their use.

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    When in doubt consultation with an expert in maternal–fetal medicine is strongly recommended.



Chronic Medical Condition Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Narcotic Analgesia Viral Respiratory Infection Teratogenic Potential 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Lyons
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  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of California, RiversideRiversideUSA

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