Journal article

Antipsychotic drugs in pregnancy: a review of their maternal and fetal effects.

Megan Galbally, Martien Snellen, Josephine Power

Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety | Published : 2014

Abstract

Understanding the risks of antipsychotic medication use in pregnancy is becoming an important clinical concern given the evidence of their increasing rate of prescription in the general population for a range of disorders. Despite antipsychotics being amongst the earliest of psychotropic medications to be introduced, the evidence for their effects secondary to pregnancy exposure is extremely limited. While this review does not identify clear evidence for a risk of malformation, there is evidence for risks associated with pregnancy and neonatal outcomes. Studies identified found risks that included prematurity, low and high birth weight, and gestational diabetes. There have also been studies ..

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