Medications and Mothers Milk 2006 is a comprehensive reference on the impact of currently used medications on breastfeeding mothers and infants. Written by renowned clinical pharmacologist, Dr. Thomas W. Hale, this reference is packed with information on more than 814 drugs, vitamins, herbs, and vaccines. Anyone who works with breastfeeding mothers needs this definitive reference! 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 motherÃ?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢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.
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