1. Introduction 2. Anti-Infective Agents 3. Cardiovascular Drugs 4. Hematologic Drugs 5. Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System 6. Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System 7. Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System 8. Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System 9. Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System 10. Drugs Affecting the Musculoskeletal System 11. Drugs Affecting the Urinary Tract 12. Dermatologic Drugs 13. Diagnostic Agents 14. Vitamins & Dietary Supplements 15. Medicinal Herbs
This first-of-its-kind handbook offers crucial information on the safety of drugs taken during pregnancy. It covers an exhaustive list of common and less common drugs and provides for each drug the FDA letter categorization and newly approved “Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Rule (PLLR)” systems for rating drug risks in pregnancy, imposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Drugs in Pregnancy: A Handbook for Pharmacists and Physicians covers the pregnancy ramifications of using anti-infective, cardiovascular, hematologic, dermatologic drugs and drugs affecting the endocrine, central, autonomic, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal systems in addition to herbs, vitamins and dietary supplements. To enable the reader to develop well-informed knowledge about a drug safety profile during pregnancy, three sections of data have been provided for each drug: FDA Category, Risk Summary, and Further Reading.
Radhwan Al-Zidan is a specialized pharmacist with more than ten years of professional experience from working as a hospital pharmacist, community pharmacist, and from his current position in academia. He is currently associated with the Department of Pharmaceutics at the College of Pharmacy at Mosul University, Mosul, Iraq, where he is the rapporteur of the department.