Drugs in Pregnancy

Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?

Anita T. Mosley, PhD, PharmD; Amy P. Witte, PharmD

Disclosures

US Pharmacist. 2013;38(9):43-46. 

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Conclusion

Most women will take medications at some point during pregnancy. It is important to consider the risks and benefits of drug therapy to both mother and fetus. The decision to treat should be based on a number of factors, including the safety profile of the drugs in question, symptom severity, and potential for quality-of-life improvement.

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