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Presentation Information

Wendy Jones

Breastfeeding and Medication. Are They Compatible?

  • Speaker: Wendy Jones , PhD MRPharmS
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 75 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CME
Abstract:

Many women now enter pregnancy with chronic medical or mental illness and are taking a variety of medications. The obstetrician and gynaecologist are expected to know whether these drugs are compatible with breastfeeding. We know that readily available sources almost invariably suggest that safety data is limited or non-existent whilst specialist texts have information which supports pharmacokinetic understanding of the passage of drugs through breastmilk to the baby. In this presentation we will refresh understanding of pharmacokinetics and examine some chronic conditions which may be encountered in practice.