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NMIC Bulletin Vol. 24 No. 4 Prescribing in pregnancy (3): frequently asked questions

5 August, 2018

Prescribing in pregnancy (3): frequently asked questions

  • Infections during pregnancy require adequate treatment to prevent adverse maternal and/or fetal outcomes
  • Cephalosporins or nitrofurantoin are the currently recommended treatment options for asymptomatic bacteriuria / lower urinary tract infection
  • Analgesics should be used at the lowest dose for the shortest time; pregnant women should be advised to avoid self-medication with over-the-counter analgesic medicines
  • Active management of asthma during pregnancy outweighs any potential risks associated with use of asthma medicines