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Lactating mother and psychotropic drugs.
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PMID:  21327172     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Usage of psychotropics during pregnancy and lactation has always been a topic of debate and controversy. The debate stems from the potential adverse effects on the growing fetus or infants due to the transfer of psychotropic drugs through placenta or breast milk of mothers receiving them; and the problem of discontinuing psychotropics in lactating mother considering chances of relapse. However, most of the psychotropics are found to be relatively safe when used cautiously during the lactation phase. This article describes available data on the use of psychotropics in lactating mothers, in particular, in relation to the safety profile of infants.
B M Tripathi; Pradipta Majumder
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mens sana monographs     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1998-4014     ISO Abbreviation:  Mens Sana Monogr     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
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Created Date:  2011-02-17     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101506580     Medline TA:  Mens Sana Monogr     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-95     Citation Subset:  -    
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and National Drug Dependence and Treatment center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
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