Drug use in pregnancy and breastfeeding

In this module you will learn:
  • More about the medicines that can have a negative consequence on pregnant and breastfeeding patients
  • The medicines that are and are not suitable for a range of infections
  • The advice pharmacists can provide to mothers about contraceptives

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When a pregnant or breastfeeding patient presents at a pharmacy – whether with a prescription or an over-the-counter (OTC) request – staff tend to tread carefully. This is because everyone trained in a pharmacy has been warned that medication use in pregnancy should be avoided where possible.

Even though we are aware not all drugs will pass through into the breast milk, pharmacy staff should still be cautious when dispensing or selling medication to

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