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Recording of drug prescriptions in the county of Jämtland, Sweden. II. Drug exposure of pregnant women in relation to course and outcome of pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  902675     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Prescription data have been analysed in order to study drug exposure of women before, during and after pregnancy as compared to non-pregnant controls. During full term pregnancy (n = 341) drug exposure increased markedly, mostly due to prescription of drugs such as iron and vitamins. Excluding these drugs, the increase was statistically significant only for one third of the women whose case records revealed some intercurrent disease during pregnancy. Women whose pregnancy ended in a spontaneous abortion (n = 29) did not differ significantly from controls in terms of drug exposure before, during or after pregnancy. In an induced abortion group (n = 60), drug exposure was more pronounced before pregnancy than in the other pregnant patients or controls. On comparing the drug history obtained from delivery records with that obtained in this study it was found that only diuretics and urinary tract chemotherapeutics had been noted fairly consistently in the former records.
G Boethius
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of clinical pharmacology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0031-6970     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Clin. Pharmacol.     Publication Date:  1977 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-11-25     Completed Date:  1977-11-25     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1256165     Medline TA:  Eur J Clin Pharmacol     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Drug-Induced / epidemiology
Abortion, Induced
Abortion, Spontaneous / epidemiology
Drug Prescriptions*
Drug Utilization*
Pregnancy Complications / drug therapy

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