Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation, Second Edition: Treatment Options and Risk Assessment (Schaefer, Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation)

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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.

  • 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

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This newest pocket guide is the definitive source of information on the risks from the relevant drugs that might be taken by women of reproductive age. Risk is assessed not only for prescribed medicinal products for diseases, but also for herbs, industrial, environmental and recreational agents, both before pregnancy as well as during pregnancy and lactation. An easy-to-reference format ensures confidence in prescribing and even includes actions to be taken after inadvertent exposure to developmentally toxic drugs has occurred. The authoritative information contained in this guide supports and facilitates decision making in drug therapy across many therapeutic disciplines, making this book unique in the field. Covering nearly all internationally prescribed drugs used in treatment, each entry reflects the author’s extensive experience with human pregnancy and presents details of developmental toxicity or clinical data supporting drug safety. This affordable, compact compendium of knowledge will be a welcome assistant in the care and therapy of women before, during and after pregnancy.
* Expanded chapters on antiepileptics, psychopharmacological agents, disease modifying drugs, and cancer therapy.
* Essential new information on herbs and vitamins used during pregnancy, as well as chapters on functional foods, nutrition supplements and health foods, covering nearly all substances currently on the market
* Expert content on drug risks during pregnancy and lactation by a group of international authors that are active members of the teratology societies, including OTIS and ENTIS
*Structured according to indication group, rather than alphabetically, providing a more user-friendly guide that makes it easier to compare drugs for a given ailment with respect to their level of safety in pregnancy
* Includes a conveniently removable 'quick reference' card of drugs and their dosage

Review:

"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." --Doody "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." --CONTEMPORARY OB/GYN "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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Verlag: Academic Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0444520724 ISBN 13: 9780444520722
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Buchbeschreibung Academic Press, 2007. English Text. Oxford OX2 8DP, 2007; Hardback, pp. 904, cm 12x19. Artikel-Nr. 1698450

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