Most women are unaware of the risks associated with taking prescription medications while pregnant. Usually the fear
Humans are indeed fallible and there should be a check system in place when administering any medication, particularly to at risk patients such as newborns.
Nowadays, there are many possibilities. New advances in science may cover almost any complication in pregnancy, without having to choose to kill the mother or the baby.
The drug Meloxicam is a Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory that has a variety of uses. I will discuss three aspects of the drug. What conditions the drug is used to treat, how the drug is metabolised in the body and other drugs in the same class as Meloxicam.
The neonatal birth weight was compared to previously collected singleton pregnancies (72,013), which had a median birth weight of 3381 ± 563 g. The median of the birth weight taken from the metformin group was 3516g, and the median from the placebo group was 3351g. The metformin group also received a higher incidence of side effects than the placebo
Recommended first-line drug therapy for lactating women may differ from those therapies recommended for other patients (Harbison, Polly, and Musselman, 2015). Lactating women are often not included in pharmaceutical studies causing questions concerning use of medications since many resources do not provide enough information to determine safe medication use in breastfeeding women (Harbison et al., 2015). Unfortunately, mothers are often advised to stop breastfeeding or to avoid taking medications due to the fear of adverse effects in infants (Harbison, et al., 2015). While providers should be knowledgeable of current evidence-based use of medication during lactation, nurses are the last line of defense against medication
These outcomes may not be important to everyone when considering the health of their infant, but lessening the risk of certain cancers and illnesses are potentially important to everyone.
When given in high doses, it may be associated with maternal anemia and fetal renal disease.3
not give because : fetal damge and congental malformation , life-thretening with drawl symptoms in a newporn also the drug can pass into breast milk
The use of SJW in pregnancy is possible unsafe and is not recommended due to lack of convincing evidence of a valid safety profile (some trials indicated safety) however, use is still not recommended. In addition, use should be avoided by women breast-feeding due to lack of safety evidence and possible absorption into breast milk (Hellum et al.,2007).
• Pregnant women – the drug is in category C according to the FDA listing, it should be avoided unless the expected benefits justifies the potential risks to the unborn
THESIS STATEMENT: Radiological protection during the first trimester of pregnancy prevents any harmful effects of radiation to the embryo or fetus.
As a result of babies having more surface area than weight medications have a greater affect on the patient. Unfortunately, in the past the ratio was not taken into consideration and people in these age groups were often given fatal dosages of medication. In cases where the dosages were not fatal they did not help the patients condition on many occasions it worsened. An example was given to help explain Excipient Toxicity but it was also a great example of how harmful medication can be when given to babies without their size being taken into account. In the example alcohol was used to make a medication given to sick neonates more soluble in water. However, the medication proved to be fatal once administered to the sick neonates. The medication was harmful because babies have less ability to metabolize alcohol. The amounts of alcohol used to increase the solubility were not tailored to the size of the infants, thus causing further harm and killing the
Indication & Actions: This drug is use for heart failure as well as an irregular atrial fibrillation heartbeat. This drug helps increase the strengths of heart contractions that help bring oxygenated blood to all the organs from our body. By having a better circulation this can help maintain and improve the strength of the heart.
Abstract This assignment will explore four medications about a newborn in my family encounters after being born in a hospital. After mothers are done delivering their babies, doctors and nurses will perform a series of tests to determine what are the baby's physical conditions. When doctors and nurses are running series of tests on a baby’s physical condition, this is called the Apgar test. The Apgar test is used if newborns needs urgent medical care. The newborns will go through medications like vitamin K, antibiotic ointment, and hepatitis B. These medications is will I be emplaning and covering throughout this assignment.