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Fetus abnormalities relating drug / Diala Kattan ; Loujain Alashi ; Roudin Mattini

Publication year: 2020

ISBN: Ph00056

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Drugs use in pregnancy remains a major public health problem. Fetal teratogenicity results from the effect of these substances during fetal development, particularly when used in combination. Approximately 3-5% of live births are complicated by a birth defect each year totaling around 120,000 babies. Additionally, more women taking any kind of medication has more than doubled in the last 30 years. Current evidence suggests that between 65%-94 % of women take at least one prescription drug during pregnancy. Nearly 70% of women are taking a medication in the first trimester during organogenesis. On average, women are taking 3 medications in pregnancy with over 50% of women using four or more. This includes over the counter medications and herbal supplements. During pregnancy, drugs are often required to treat certain disorders.

Subject: Fetus abnormalities, Drugs, Fetus, Fetal Research, Fetoscopy, Gestational Age, Maternal-Fetal Exchange, Embryonic Structures, Newborn infants Effect of drugs on, Pharmacokinetics in Pregnancy, Medical drug use, Congenital Malformation, Congenital abnormalities, Pregnancy drug effects