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Herbal agents and over-the-counter medications in pregnancy

Overview of attention for article published in Best Practice & Research Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, June 2003
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Title
Herbal agents and over-the-counter medications in pregnancy
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Best Practice & Research Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, June 2003
DOI 10.1016/s1521-690x(02)00102-1
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Elizabeth Ann Conover

Abstract

Exposures to over-the-counter and herbal products are frequent in pregnant women. Limited information exists on the effects of many of these agents during pregnancy; it is not safe to assume that because these products are available without a prescription that they are without danger to the pregnant woman and her fetus. The basic principles utilized in deciding whether to employ prescription medications such as dose, embryological timing and potential toxic fetal effects also apply to herbal medications and over-the-counter agents. Conventional reasoning indicates that maternal exposure to poorly studied medications should be limited; therefore, many of these agents should be used sparingly or not at all by pregnant women. This chapter includes a review of selected herbal and over-the-counter agents, including those which are considered to be acceptable for use in pregnancy.

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The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 76 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 3%
Spain 1 1%
Unknown 73 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 18 24%
Student > Master 13 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 13%
Student > Bachelor 9 12%
Other 7 9%
Other 16 21%
Unknown 3 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 32%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 16%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 8 11%
Chemistry 5 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 5%
Other 14 18%
Unknown 9 12%

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#2,902,175
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#120
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#66,107
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#4
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