OTC Medication Use in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Seema H. Ledan, PharmD


US Pharmacist. 2019;44(9):16-19. 

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Role of the Pharmacist

Pharmacists are often the main resource contacted by a patient or a healthcare professional to verify whether a medication is safe to take during pregnancy or lactation. Community pharmacists, specifically, could be the first line of contact or the last professional seen by a patient.[33] Reviewing available resources and clinical evidence is vital in order to make a sound decision on safety and efficacy for a pregnant or breastfeeding woman.