Medicine use in pregnancy and breastfeeding

A: The decision to take a medicine in pregnancy or whilst breast feeding must always be based on informed consideration of both the benefits and the risks to the mother and the baby. The risk of harm to the baby is important, but there may be circumstances where the benefits of continuing therapy outweigh these risks.

Weigh up the potential risks in taking some medicines during pregnancy or breastfeeding, against the potential harms of poor control of chronic conditions by not taking them. Chronic conditions like asthma, depression,