Journal article

Prescribing in pregnancy for women with diabetes: use of potential teratogenic drugs and contraception.

SI Makda, MJ Davies, E Wilmot, J Bankart, T Yates, EM Varghese, H Fisher, A Anwar, K Khunti

Diabet Med | Published : 2013

Abstract

AIMS: To describe contraception use and the prescription of drugs that are either not recommended in pregnancy or are potentially teratogenic by diabetes type in women of child-bearing age. METHODS: Retrospective, cross-sectional chart review undertaken in 22 general practices in Warwickshire, UK. Demographic, anthropometric, medical history, medication and contraception data were extracted from women aged 14 to 49 years with pre-existing diabetes. Independent sample t-test, Mann-Whitney test and χ(2) -test were used to test for univariable associations and multiple logistic regression was used to adjust for confounders. RESULTS: Four hundred and seventy eligible women were identified; the m..

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