Pregnant Women and Asthma Medications

Pregnant women taking risks with asthma medication


Pregnant women are exposing themselves and their unborn babies to unnecessary risk by stopping their asthma medication without consulting their doctor. Pregnant women suffering from asthma could better manage the condition if additional integrated care involving education and monitoring was introduced in Australian hospitals, a new study has found. In research published in a leading respiratory journal CHEST, Centre for Medicine Use and Safety (CMUS) researchers at Monash University found a significant improvement in asthma control among pregnant women receiving a pharmacist-led model of care for asthma management involving education and regular monitoring in collaboration with the patient’s general practitioner.

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