Prescribing medicines in pregnancy

It is not always possible to avoid taking medicines during pregnancy. Some women have conditions which need ongoing treatment, while others may develop or experience a new condition which may require medicine management. It is recommended that healthcare professionals are involved in decisions relating to medicine use in pregnancy. The following are points of consideration when medicines are required during pregnancy.

Last Updated: 8 April 2015

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Practical recommendations

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) pregnancy categories and manufacturer’s product information are sometimes difficult to interpret. The Women’s PBMG has developed a series of practical recommendations for medicines used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.