Medications and Mothers Milk 2008 is comprehensive resource on the impact of currently used medications on breastfeeding mothers and infants. Packed with more than 868 drugs, vitamins, herbs, vaccines, viral syndromes, and other substances, this resource is an invaluable drug reference manual in the breastfeeding world! This latest update is based on the 13th
edition with additional features, enhanced functionality and ongoing updates!
Each drug entry includes the drug name and generic name; common trade names used in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom; uses of the drug; AAP recommendations on the drug; a drug monograph that describes what is currently known about the drug, its ability to enter milk, the concentration in milk at set time intervals, and other parameters that are important to a clinical consultant; pregnancy risk category; lactation risk category; theoretic infant dose; relative infant dose; adult concerns; pediatric concerns; drug interactions; alternative drugs that may be suitable choices; adult dosage; and a table that includes (when known) adult half life of the medication, pediatric half life of the medication, milk/plasma ratio, the time interval from administration of the drug until it reaches the highest level in the mother’s plasma or peak time to max, percentage of maternal protein binding, oral bioavailability, the volume of distribution, the pH at which the drug is equally ionic and nonionic, and the molecular weight of the medication.
- More than 127 new drugs
- New appendices covering birth control medications and radiocontrast agents.
- Rigorous updates to hundreds of drugs and tables.
- Updated tables on radiocontrast agents and cold and cough remedies
- Health providers can use this resource to share vital information with new mothers and their physicians on how medications affect breastfeeding.