New resource: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide

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It is not always possible to avoid taking medicines during pregnancy. Some women have conditions which need ongoing treatment, while others may develop or experience a new condition which may require medicine management. To help support clinical decision making CKN has now added one of the most highly requested resources in this field, the Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide (PBMG).

Produced by the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne (The Women’s), the Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide is a quick reference guide for healthcare professionals that provides practical and unbiased specialised information on medicine use in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

This resource provides guidance for doctors, pharmacists, nurses, midwives, and other healthcare professionals when selecting suitable treatment options for women during pregnancy or breastfeeding. PBMG contains the following key features:

  • Therapeutic groups: Summarised information that provides guidance about treatment options for specific medical conditions during pregnancy and breastfeeding.  
  • Medicines: Quick access to over 900 individual medicine monographs that have been reviewed using a strict evidence-based editorial process focusing on providing reliable, practical and unbiased referenced information to assist healthcare professionals in their decision-making process. The content is fully searchable and contains an A-Z listing of drugs by generic name.
  • Fact sheets: Downloadable concise medicine factsheets are available via the Patient Information tab. The medicine factsheets contains commonly asked questions about medicine use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It is designed to complement verbal counselling provided by healthcare professionals.
  • Highlights: Provides a quick summary of any new additions or changes to the PBMG. This may include updates about new or existing medicine monographs and therapeutic groups.
  • Contact form: Allows you to submit questions and comments to the publisher's editors. 

Access the Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide 

last updated: 
Wednesday, 29 August, 2018