Skip to main content

Building

A better future

through education, skill development and research

LEARN MORE

Medication Use During Pregnancy Is Common in Women with Preeclampsia

Use of medications during pregnancy is more common in women with preeclampsia than in those without, according to a British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology analysis of women who gave birth at a hospital in Finland in 2002–2016.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12:01 am EST
"During pregnancy, certain drugs may be necessary to ensure maternal and sometimes also fetal health. However, since the fetus is very sensitive to the effects of chemicals, the use and choice of drugs to be taken during pregnancy should always be considered carefully"

Use of medications during pregnancy is more common in women with preeclampsia than in those without, according to an analysis of women who gave birth at a hospital in Finland in 2002–2016.

In the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology analysis of 1,252 women who had preeclampsia and 1,256 controls without preeclampsia, 59.5% of women with preeclampsia and 35.5% of controls used at least one drug during pregnancy. In both groups, the most commonly used drugs were antibiotics, hypertensive medications, and paracetamol (acetaminophen). 

“During pregnancy, certain drugs may be necessary to ensure maternal and sometimes also fetal health. However, since the fetus is very sensitive to the effects of chemicals, the use and choice of drugs to be taken during pregnancy should always be considered carefully,” the authors wrote.

Additional Information

Link to Study: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bcp.14117

About Journal 

Published on behalf of the British Pharmacological Society, the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology contains papers and reports on all aspects of drug action in humans: review articles, mini review articles, original papers, commentaries, editorials and letters. The Journal enjoys a wide readership, bridging the gap between the medical profession, clinical research and the pharmaceutical industry. It also publishes research on new methods, new drugs and new approaches to treatment. The journal is recognised as one of the leading publications in its field. It is online only, publishes open access research through its OnlineOpen programme and is published monthly.

About Wiley

Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, we help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. For more than 200 years, we have delivered consistent performance to all of our stakeholders. The Company's website can be accessed at www.wiley.com.

Multimedia Files:

Preview image

Contact:

Penny Smith +44 (0) 1243 770448 (UK)
newsroom@wiley.com

Business Wire NewsHQsm