2012 Medications and Mothers' Milk

2012 Medications and Mothers' Milk

Now in its 15th Edition, Medications and Mothers&#39 Milk is the worldwide best selling drug reference on the use of medications in breastfeeding mothers. This book provides you with the most current, complete, and easy-to-read information on using

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Now in its 15th Edition, Medications and Mothers&#39 Milk is the worldwide best selling drug reference on the use of medications in breastfeeding mothers. This book provides you with the most current, complete, and easy-to-read information on using medications in breastfeeding mothers.

This massive new update has hundreds of new drugs, diseases, vaccines, and syndromes.  It also contains numerous new tables and changes to hundreds of existing drugs.

Written by world-renown clinical pharmacologist, Dr. Thomas Hale, this drug reference includes everything that is known about the transfer of various medications into human milk and the use of radiopharmaceuticals, chemotherapeutic agents, and vaccines in breastfeeding mothers.

This new and expanded reference has data on more than 1,300 drugs, syndromes, vaccines, herbals, and many other substances. The appendices are full of information on radioactive drugs and tests, over-the-counter drugs, and much more.

New to this Edition:

  • More than 200 new drugs, vaccines, herbals, and chemicals.
  • Major updates to many existing drugs and other substances.
  • New data on close contact restrictions following radioisotope use.
  • Many new radiocontrast agents.
  • Updated tables on birth control medications.

If you work with breastfeeding mothers, this book is essential to your practice.

 

 

Author: Thomas W Hale, PhD

Copyright: 2012

ISBN: 978-0-9847746-3-0

Pages: 1331

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Expected June 1, 2012

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Alicia I
11/19/2012

ILCA Print and Multimedia Reviews
November 2012 – Available at www.ILCA.org
Medications and Mothers’ Milk (Fifteenth Edition)
Thomas W. Hale, RPh, PhD
Hale Publishing, 2012
1331 pages, softcover, US$39.95, softcover
Orders: Hale Publishing, LP 1712 N. Forest St., Amarillo, Texas 79106 USA
Tel: 806-376-9900 or 800-378-1317; fax: 806-376-9901; URL: www. ibreastfeeding.com

Medication safety recommendations for pregnancy and lactation are extensively detailed in Hale’s Medications and Mothers’ Milk. This 15th edition incorporates 335 new medications with an expansion on anticancer, radioactive, herbal, vaccine, and diagnostic chemicals. This book has increased integration of over-the-counter (OTC) medications (e.g., coal tar and trolamine) via drug monographs along with a quick reference chart comprised of a spectrum of commonly used OTCs.

Topical preparations (e. g., imiquimod, fluocinolone, and benzoylperoxide + clindamycin) and ophthalmics (sulfacetamide sodium and loteprednol) are nicely incorporated. There is a greater differentiation on the components in combination products such as bisoprolol and bisoprolol + hydrochlorothiazide or budesonide + formoterol, budesonide inhaled, and budesonide oral. Clinical indications and drug descriptions have been expanded to enhance comprehensiveness of this tool. Although the appendices lack organization, the new tables such as radioactive testing procedures and recommendations for infant close contact are valuable. There is a section dedicated to environmental toxins and pollutants such as mold, parabens, and oxybenzone. Drugs that may alter taste of milk appear in a table practitioners will find practical when assessing feeding issues.

This edition expands HIV medications (e. g., lopinavir, indinavir, and ritonavir) to enhance
understanding of pregnancy categories, although breastfeeding is not recommended in developed countries. Some medications withdrawn from the market are included (e. g., rosiglitazone, rofecoxib, valdecoxib, and efalizumab), which may be an oversight. Given that the AAP has retired its 2001 policy statement on the transfer of drugs in human milk, all data on AAP drug recommendations have been deleted from this edition. The capitalization of some index words is unexplained.

This book is invaluable for those making decisions related clinical testing or medication use for pregnant or lactating women. The larger size of this book lends a more substantial presence on a reference shelf. To improve ease of access an electronic version for smart phones or tablets would be phenomenal.

Cynthia W. Coffey, PharmD
Lawrenceville, Georgia USA
Editor’s note: The 12th edition of Medications and Mothers’ Milk was reviewed in JHL 22(4):453, 2006. The review of the 13th and 14th edition of Medications and Mothers’ Milk on the ILCA website in February 2009 and September 2010, respectively.

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