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Clinical Pharmacology in Obstetrics


Author: Peter Lewis

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publish Date: 23rd June 1983

ISBN-13: 9781483193458

Pages: 406

Language: English



Clinical Pharmacology in Obstetrics presents an extensive examination of drug usage in pregnancy. It discusses the principles behind the adverse effects of drugs on the fetus. It addresses studies in the drug treatment of heart disease in pregnancy. Some of the topics covered in the book are the examination of pharmacokinetics in pregnancy; analgesia intake of pregnant women; drug treatment of gastrointestinal disorders; antibiotics and antimicrobial chemotherapy; anemia and hematinics of pregnant women, use of cytotoxic drugs; and treatment of threatened and recurrent abortion. The definition and description of antihypertensive drugs, therapy for asthma, and tocolytic therapy for pretern labor are fully covered. An in-depth account of the prophylactic treatment of idiopathic respiratory distress syndrome is provided. The drug treatment of thyroid and adrenal disease are completely presented. A chapter is devoted to description and effect of perinatal drugs on new born baby. Another section focuses on the treatment of renal disease. The book can provide useful information to obstetricians, doctors, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1. Drug Usage in Pregnancy 2. Pharmacokinetics in Pregnancy 3. Adverse Effects of Drugs on the Fetus 4. Anemia and Haematinics in Pregnancy 5. Analgesia in Pregnancy 6. Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy in Pregnancy 7. Drug Treatment of Heart Disease in Pregnancy 8. Anticoagulants in Pregnancy 9. Antihypertensive Treatment in Pregnancy 10. Drug Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders in Pregnancy 11. Therapy for Asthma in Pregnancy 12. Cytotoxic Drugs in Pregnancy 13. Treatment of Diabetes in Pregnancy 14. Treatment of Threatened and Recurrent Abortion 15. Tocolytic Therapy for Preterm Labor 16. Prophylactic Treatment of Idiopathic Respiratory Distress Syndrome 17. Drug Treatment of Thyroid and Adrenal Disease during Pregnancy 18. Bromocriptine, Hyperprolactinaemia and Pregnancy 19. Antiepileptic Drugs, Pregnancy and the Newborn 20. Treatment of Renal Disease in Pregnancy 21. Prostaglandins in Pregnancy 22. Oxytocic Drugs in Labor 23. Analgesia in Labor 24. Effect of Perinatal Drugs on the Newborn Baby 25. Drugs and Breastfeeding Index