Coronavirus Covid-19 Information

NMIC Bulletin Vol. 24 No. 3 August 2018 Prescribing in pregnancy (2): frequently asked questions

1 August, 2018

Prescribing in pregnancy (2): frequently asked questions

  • The risks and benefits of pharmacological therapy should be carefully considered before prescribing in pregnancy
  • Depression in pregnancy: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are generally recommended as first-line pharmacological treatment
  • Hypertension in pregnancy: labetalol is generally recommended as first-line pharmacological therapy
  • Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy: oral antihistamines or prochlorperazine are generally recommended as first-line antiemetic therapy