September 23, 2013

Resources Regarding Drug Safety During Pregnancy

Two-thirds of women take prescription medications during pregnancy or breast feeding.  This still causes anxiety and misunderstanding regarding whether the medications may harm the fetus or cause a birth defect.  Therefore, there are key medication considerations for:  analgesics and anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, local anesthetics, sedatives and emergency medications.  There are excellent online resources regarding drug safety in pregnancy:  Breast feeding online.

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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