Volume 5, Issue 4 (Winter 2002)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2002, 5(4): 55-61 | Back to browse issues page

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Dosttar sanaye M, Sobhani A. Pattern of drug consumption and its changes during the first trimester of pregnancy. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2002; 5 (4) :55-61
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Background: Self-administered drug consumption especially in early pregnancy is very important due to its causative role in more than 3% of total congenital abnormalities. Objective: To study the patterns and particulars of drug consumption before and after pregnancy. Methods: Through a cross-sectional random sampling study, a questionnaire containing 26 questions was filled by 400 pregnant women who were in the first trimester of pregnancy referring to health centers of Rasht city. Findings: The results indicated that 34% of the samples consumed drugs before and 43.75% consumed drugs after pregnancy in which 19.5% had been self-administered. Analgesics, antibiotics and digestive drugs (53%) were used before and vitamins (25%), anti-anemia (19%) and digestive drugs (13%) were used more after pregnancy. Differences in variables such as age, job, number of pregnancies, wanted or unwanted pregnancy and drug consumption during pregnancy were significant (P<0.05). Conclusion: The results indicated that in spite of all warnings, 8.5% of samples in this research consumed drugs in the first trimester (Organogenesis period) of the pregnancy.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Obsterics & Gynecology

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