Jan 1, 1975

Drugs most frequently used during pregnancy and labor and their effects

Annales de l'anesthésiologie française
J Barrat, J Seebacher

Abstract

It is rather difficult to draw up a list of the drugs most frequently used during pregnancy, and to specify their action on the mother, the uterus ans the fetus bearing in mind the differences between them. This difficulty results in particular from the high number of drugs owing to: the frequency of prescriptions and selfmedication in the pregnant woman who suffers from numerous disorders, and the possibility of a pathology associated with the pregnancy or a pathology due to the pregnancy itself thereby defining the "high risk" pregnancy. On this background already modified by pregnancy, under the hold of numerous drugs, an anesthetic can be necessary in addition during labour or delivery, the frequency of which can be estimated as being approximately 20 per cent. It is not possible to study all therapeutic agents in a single communication. One can only evoke the influence of the most currently used drugs; analgesics, antibiotics, diuretics, sleeping tablets, anti-hypertensives and those aimed at the neuropsychiatric system (anti-depression agents, neuroleptics, tranquillizers) which are so frequently used at present. Finally, during labour the number of parturients who receive no drugs is rare: ocytocic and anti-spasmodic age...Continue Reading

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Fetal Structures
Entire Fetus
Entire Uterus
Antibiotic throat preparations
Neoplasm of Uncertain or Unknown Behavior of Uterus
Uterus
Antifungal Antibiotics, Topical
Analgesics
Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities
Antibiotics, Gynecological

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