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Lactation mothers drugs pharmacy

Luke E Grzeskowiak, Sze Wen Lim, Alicia E Thomas, Usha Ritchie, Andrea L Gordon
BACKGROUND: Domperidone is often used to promote lactation among women who have difficulty breastfeeding. OBJECTIVE: To examine prescribing and dispensing practices of domperidone at the Women's and Children's Hospital (WCH), Adelaide. METHODS: A retrospective audit of domperidone dispensing among women with singleton pregnancies who delivered at the WCH between January 2000 and July 2010 was undertaken. Women dispensed domperidone were identified using WCH pharmacy dispensing records...
February 2013: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
Kayoko Takagi, Mitsuko Onda, Akifumi Iwaki, Naoki Nishikawa, Yukio Arakawa
The purposes of this survey were to determine the attitudes and the extent of anxiety of pregnant and lactating women about drug use, and to research priority issues for pharmacists' intervention. Postpartum lactating women and mothers with children in a Growing Care Unit (GCU) in hospitals certified as Baby Friendly Hospital (BFH) were surveyed. The questions included the images the respondents had of drugs before pregnancy, the extent of anxiety about drug use, and ways to relieve it. The highest number of respondents (49...
October 2010: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
Monica Akus, Melissa Bartick
BACKGROUND: Discontinuation of breast-feeding is linked with an increased risk of acute and chronic diseases in children, as well as increased risk of maternal disease. Mothers and physicians often depend on pharmacists for accurate drug information. Their information is only as good as the sources available to them. OBJECTIVE: To determine the reliability of safety recommendations for drugs used during lactation, based on current research and information, and determine whether resources may be inappropriately advising the interruption of breast-feeding...
September 2007: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
R G Arulappu, D J Taylor
An obstetric drug information service in a 435-bed general hospital in Australia is described. The specialized service was established within a general drug information center after receiving a large percentage of calls on the use of drugs during pregnancy and lactation. The service decided to specialize in information on: (1) drugs excreted in breast milk, (2) drug effects on the fetus, (3) drug effects on the pregnant mother, and (4) drugs affecting sperm. An obstetrician is associated with the service to provide clinical judgments, assessments, and his expertise in the field...
September 1982: American Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
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