Gynecology, Obstetrics and Perinatology

The use of over-the-counter pharmaceuticals during pregnancy

Information on safety of using many over-the-counter medications during pregnancy is scarce enough. The generally accepted argumentation is that exposure of mother to insufficiently studied drugs should be restricted. Therefore, pregnant women should use most of these medications with caution or should not use at all. Pharmacists play an important role in orientation of pregnant women in the sea of OTC products.