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Prescribing in pregnancy 

Prescribing in pregnancy

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Prescribing in pregnancy
Author(s):

Peter Rubin

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1418
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date: 25 July 2017

Only prescribe if it is essential to do so—the guiding principle when prescribing in pregnancy, or in a woman who may become pregnant, is to use no drug at all if possible. If it is necessary to prescribe, then use the smallest number of drugs in the lowest possible doses, balancing the benefits of treatment for the mother against what (if anything) is known about its risks to the developing baby. Prepregnancy evaluation is invaluable for chronic conditions....

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