Drugs in Pregnancy

Drugs use during pregnancy can have temporary or permanent effects on fetus. The drug that acts during embryonic development or fetal development to produce a permanent alteration of function is known as teratogen. Drugs may refer to pharmaceutical and recreational drugs. Drugs are used in over half of all pregnancies and their use ids increasing. The most commonly used drugs comprises of antiemetic, antacids, antihistamines, analgesics, antimicrobials, diuretics, hypnotics, tranquilizers, and social and illicit drugs. During pregnancy drugs are often required to treat certain disorders.


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