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Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.120, No.11, p.867–871, 2019

Title: Drug usage analysis in pregnant women
Author: A. Raganova, M. Petrova, A. Gazova, M. Kriska, V. Kristova

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Drug usage in pregnant women is associated with a problem of possible negative influence on prenatal development. It is always necessary to judge the need for drug administration during pregnancy.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of presented study was to analyse data about pregnant women hospitalized in the postpartum period.
METHODS: The study was designed as a retrospective observational study including 300 women hospitalized at the 2nd Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital, Bratislava. Data were obtained through questionnaires in form of an interview.
RESULTS: The average age of women was 30.79 ± 4.40 years. Risk pregnancy occured in 20.59 % of women. Chronic disorders before pregnancy required regular pharmacotherapy in 29.24 %. Drug usage analysis: I. trimester, 31 % used at least one drug, 52 % nutritional supplements, 63.3 % drug and/or nutritional supplement; II. trimester, 23 % used at least one drug, 45 % nutritional supplements, 58.3 % drug and/or nutritional supplement; III. trimester, 32 % used at least one drug, 67 % nutritional supplements, 75.3 % drug and/or nutritional supplement.
CONCLUSION: Drug usage during pregnancy requires great precaution at choosing pharmacotherapy. The benefit of pharmacotherapy should always outweight the potential risk of administered drug (Tab. 3, Fig. 3, Ref. 37).

Keywords: pregnancy, drug risk, prenatal development, analysis of pharmacotherapy
Published online: 20-Nov-2019
Year: 2019, Volume: 120, Issue: 11 Page From: 867, Page To: 871

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