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Pregnancy: Expectant Mothers Need Education on OTC Products

KEY POINT

Women who are or might become pregnant need to be educated about the proper use of the increasingly broad array of medications in nonprescription products and dietary supplements.

SOURCES

Conover EA. Herbal agents and over-the-counter medications in pregnancy. Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2003;17:237–51. 

Black RA, Hill DA. Over-the-counter medications in pregnancy. Am Fam Physician. 2003;67:2517–24. 

Tillett J et al. Use of over-the-counter medications during pregnancy. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 2003;17:3–18.