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1

Describe how folic acid should be prescribed prior to pregnancy in an otherwise healthy women trying for a baby

Folic acid 400mcg from 3 months prior and the first 3 months of pregnancy

2

What is the period in the pregnancy when there is the greatest teratogenic risk?

4th - 11th week

3

Which two antiepileptics should be avoided in pregnancy?

Sodium valporate Phenytoin

4

What three antihypertensives are safe in pregnancy?

Labetalol
Methyldopa
Nifedipine

5

Which is the safest drug to use for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy?

Cyclizine

6

A women has a UTI is the 1st trimester of pregnancy. What drug should be used?

Nitrofurantoin

7

A women has a UTI is the 2nd trimester of pregnancy. What drug should be used?

Nitrfurantoin

8

A women has a UTI is the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. What drug should be used?

Trimethoprim

9

What is the treatment for pyelonephritis is pregnancy?

Co amoxiclav

10

In the UK what is the leading cause of maternal death?

Venous thrombo embolism

11

What drug should pregnant women be treated with if they have a high risk of a veous thrombo embolism?

LMWH

12

Which drug suppresses lactation?

Bromocriptine

13

Which drug can cause neonatal hypothyroidism if taken in pregnancy?

Amiodarone