Drug administration to the pregnant or lactating woman: A reference guide for dermatologists

Donna L. Stockton, Amy Paller*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Dermatologists are occasionally faced with the problem of appropriate systemic drug administration to the lactating or pregnant woman. The physician's responsibility is to be aware of the potential risk of prescribing a specific therapeutic agent, to inform the mother of this risk, and to administer an alternate, less deleterious drug, if available. The purpose of this review is to provide guidelines for dermatologists who must consider the risks to the fetus or neonate of drug administration to the pregnant woman or lactating mother.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-103
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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