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Flashcards in Prescribing in Pregnancy Deck (19):
1

Effects of ACEi's/ARBs in pregnancy?

Renal hypoplasia

2

Effect of androgens in pregnancy?

Virilisation of female foetus

3

Effect of cytotoxics in pregnancy?

Multiple defects
Abortion

4

Effect of methotrexate in pregnancy?

Skeletal defects

5

Effect of retinoids in pregnancy?

Ear, cardiovascular and skeletal defects

6

Effect of warfarin in pregnancy?

Limb and facial defects

7

What happens if you give opiates around term?

Can cause respiratory depression

8

Which drugs can cause withdrawal syndrome?

SSRIs
Opiates
Benzodiazepines

9

People were once prescribed diethylstilbesterol in pregnancy, what horrible things did this cause in the babies when they were growing up?

Vaginal adenocarcinoma in girls
(urological malignancy in boys)

10

Someone has epilepsy, what dosage of folic acid should you give them in pregnancy?

5mg

11

What medication can you give for nausea and vomitting in pregnancy?

Cyclizine

12

What medications can you give for UTI in pregnancy?

Amoxicillin or cefalexin

13

What medication can you give for pain in pregnancy?

Paracetemol

14

What medication can you give for heartburn in pregnancy?

Antacids

15

What can phenobarbitone cause if you are breastfeeding your baby?

Suckling difficulties

16

What problem can amiodarone cause in breastfeeding?

Neonatal hypothyroidism

17

What problem can cytotoxics cause in breastfeeding?

Bone marrow suppression

18

What problem can bromocriptine cause in breastfeeding?

Suppresses lactation

19

What problems can benzodiazepines cause in breastfeeding?

Drowsiness