Current trends in drugs avoided in pregnancy

  • Bathala Anitha Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Pidathapolur (V), Muthukur (M), S.P.S.R. Nellore 524346, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • S Malavika Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Pidathapolur (V), Muthukur (M), S.P.S.R. Nellore 524346, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • B Kumar Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Pidathapolur (V), Muthukur (M), S.P.S.R. Nellore 524346, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • Yerikala Ramesh Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Pidathapolur (V), Muthukur (M), S.P.S.R. Nellore 524346, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Abstract

During pregnancy several drugs are having contraindication, hence their use is less and dangerous to mother along with fetus .Drugs play an important role in improving the health and promoting well-being. However to produce desired effect, they have to be safe, efficacious and have to be used rationally. During pregnancy medication is less preferred but in some times cannot be escaped to treat the ailments in mother. Avoiding medications may be desirable, it is often not possible and may be dangerous because some women enter pregnancy medical conditions that require continuous and episodic treatment (e.g. asthma, hypertension, epilepsy). So here we discussed the medication that can be used safely during pregnancy along with unsafe and highly contraindicated for both mother and fetus. Certain drugs given during pregnancy may prove harmful to unborn child is one of the classical problem in the medical treatment. The main purpose of this review is to prepare a list of safe medications which can be taken during pregnancy with unsafe and highly contraindicated drugs. And also a quick reference for health care professionals.


Keyboard: Current, Pregnancy, Drugs, Fetus

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Author Biographies

Bathala Anitha, Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Pidathapolur (V), Muthukur (M), S.P.S.R. Nellore 524346, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Pidathapolur (V), Muthukur (M), S.P.S.R. Nellore 524346, Andhra Pradesh, India.

S Malavika, Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Pidathapolur (V), Muthukur (M), S.P.S.R. Nellore 524346, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Pidathapolur (V), Muthukur (M), S.P.S.R. Nellore 524346, Andhra Pradesh, India.

B Kumar, Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Pidathapolur (V), Muthukur (M), S.P.S.R. Nellore 524346, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Pidathapolur (V), Muthukur (M), S.P.S.R. Nellore 524346, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Yerikala Ramesh, Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Pidathapolur (V), Muthukur (M), S.P.S.R. Nellore 524346, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Pidathapolur (V), Muthukur (M), S.P.S.R. Nellore 524346, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Anitha, B., Malavika, S., Kumar, B., & Ramesh, Y. (2018). Current trends in drugs avoided in pregnancy. Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, 8(6), 342-350. https://doi.org/10.22270/jddt.v8i6.2035

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