Pregnancy: Questions to ask

Last updated: Sunday, July 12, 2015

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There's a range of further information you may need before answering a question about use of medicines in pregnancy. Of course, you'll want to check the patient's drug history and medical history, and if you're being asked about use of a specific medicine you'll need the indication, dose, frequency, and route of administration. There are some more general questions to ask when problem solving, but what else do you need to know that's specific to prescribing in pregnancy?

Have a think about the sort of information you may need when dealing with a clinical problem involving a medicine in a pregnant woman. What questions might you ask about the medicine(s) involved, and about the patient?

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