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Medication Safety in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

by Gideon Koren

Medication Safety in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Synopsis

Fully understand the toxicological effects of prescription and OTC drugs on pregnant women and breastfed children Drawn from the internationally recognized MotherRisk program at the University of Toronto, this authoritative resource is filled with evidence-based information and guidance that puts the risks of maternal exposure to drugs into sharp focus. The book's clear, easy-to-follow two-part organization conveniently reviews the toxicologic effects of all major drug classes, then provides well-researched, systematic reviews of major topics that impact pharmacotherapy in pregnant and breastfeeding patients. This complete guide is your best source of information-and, consequently, your patients' best defense-against the possible ill effects of reproductive and developmental drug toxicities. Features The most authoritative resource available on the maternal toxicology of prescription drugs Packed with evidence-based, systematic reviews of key maternal therapeutics and toxicology topics from leading peer-reviewed journals Complete reviews of all major drug classes, and widely used agents-plus other herbal, chemical, and radiological therapies Cutting-edge guidance from the world-renown MotherRisk program Clear, conversational tone and cohesive two-part organization that facilitates your ability to quickly identify the risks associated with specific agents and communicate this crucial information to patients And much more!

Book Information

ISBN: 9780071448284
Publication date: 23rd May 2007
Author: Gideon Koren
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical an imprint of McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 864 pages
Categories: Gynaecology & obstetrics, Pharmacology, Paediatric medicine,

About Gideon Koren

Gideon Koren, MD is Director of the Motherisk Program at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medicine, and Medical Genetics at the University of Toronto, Canada. The author of over 800 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and books, including Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy: State of the Art 2000 (The Motherisk Program), he is a Diplomat of the American College of Medical Toxicology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, as well as a Senior Scientist of the Canadian Institutes of Health Researc

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