Drugs and Pregnancy : A Handbook book cover
2nd Edition

Drugs and Pregnancy
A Handbook

ISBN 9781498714518
Published April 21, 2022 by CRC Press
380 Pages 5 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This practical handbook provides detailed guidelines on prescribing drugs in all classes and for a wide variety of diseases and disorders during pregnancy, with numerous boxes and tables to assist understanding.

CONTENTS: Introduction to Drugs in Pregnancy * Antimicrobials during Pregnancy: Bacterial, Viral, Fungal, and Parasitic Indications * Cardiovascular Drugs during Pregnancy * Endocrine Disorders, Contraception, and Hormone Therapy during Pregnancy: Embryotoxic versus Fetal Effects * Antiasthma Agents during Pregnancy * Anesthetic Agents and Surgery during Pregnancy * Antineoplastic Drugs during Pregnancy * Analgesics during Pregnancy * Anticonvulsant Drugs during Pregnancy * Psychotropic Use during Pregnancy * Antihistamines, Decongestants, and Expectorants during Pregnancy * Nutritional and Dietary Supplementation during Pregnancy * Use of Dermatologics during Pregnancy * Drug Overdoses during Pregnancy * Miscellaneous Drugs during Pregnancy: Tocolytics, Immunosuppressants, and Biologic Therapeutics * Substance Abuse during Pregnancy * Online Support Material

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction to drugs in pregnancy
  2. Antimicrobials during pregnancy: bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic indications
  3. Cardiovascular drugs during pregnancy
  4. Endocrine disorders, contraception, and hormone therapy during pregnancy: embryotoxic versus fetal effects
  5. Antiasthma agents during pregnancy
  6. Anesthetic agents and surgery during pregnancy
  7. Antineoplastic drugs during pregnancy
  8. Analgesics during pregnancy
  9. Anticonvulsant drugs during pregnancy
  10. Psychotropic use during pregnancy
  11. Antihistamines, decongestants, and expectorants during pregnancy
  12. Nutritional and dietary supplementation during pregnancy
  13. Use of dermatologics during pregnancy
  14. Drug overdoses during pregnancy
  15. Miscellaneous drugs during pregnancy: tocolytics, immunosuppressants and biologic therapeutics
  16. Substance abuse during pregnancy
  17. Supplementary material


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"Bert" (Bertis Britt) Little, MA, PhD, is Professor of Public Health in the School of Public Health and Information Science, University of Louisville, and Professor of Anthropology (Adj.), College of Arts and Sciences, University of Louisville. Dr. Little is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (FAAAS), Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute (FRAI), Fellow Royal Society of Medicine (FRSM), and Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health (FRSPH). Dr. Little is also a Senior Medical Research Scientist in Medical Service, Division of Cardiology at the Dallas VA Medical Center. Dr. Little has been an expert reviewer for Obstetrics and Gynecology for 30 years and was a top 100 expert reviewer in 2003, 2007, and 2017 for the "Green Journal." He wrote the "Human Teratology and Drugs in Pregnancy" section in Antepartum Care for ACOG Précis V and VI, and three supplements to Williams Obstetrics on medications in pregnancy ("Concepts of Human Teratology"; "Special Considerations"; and "Social and Illicit Substance Use during Pregnancy").