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|Titre :||Medication Use in Breastfeeding Women: A National Study (2016)|
|Auteurs :||Nour A. Al-Sawalha, Auteur ; Linda Tahaineh, Auteur ; Abeer Sawalha, Auteur|
|Type de document :||Article : texte imprimé|
|Dans :||Breastfeeding Medicine (Vol. 11, n°7, Septembre 2016)|
|Article en page(s) :||pp.386-391|
Introduction: A wealth of evidence reveals the benefits of breastfeeding. During the breastfeeding period, nursing mothers may face many medical conditions that require medical management. The medication use among breastfeeding women in Jordan is largely unknown.
Objective: This study assessed the beliefs and attitudes of breastfeeding women in Jordan toward medication use.
Methods: The data were collected from breastfeeding women in hospitals and maternal and children care centers from north, middle, and south Jordan by semistructured interviews using a self-administered questionnaire from February 2015 to November 2015.
Results: Of the 903 participants (96% response rate), 17% used over-the-counter medications and 33% took prescribed medications. Of these, 7% (n = 64) used both over-the-counter and prescribed medications. Analgesics followed by antibiotics were the most commonly used medications among breastfeeding women in Jordan. The majority of breastfeeding women consulted with their physician or pharmacist before initiating or changing any medication. Product Information was the most commonly used drug information resource utilized by breastfeeding women to inquire about safety of medication use during breastfeeding.
Conclusion: Breastfeeding women should be educated about the reliable sources of medication information and the importance of physician consultation before initiation or modification of medication therapy. Physicians and pharmacists should be encouraged to be actively involved in detailed discussion with breastfeeding women regarding medication use. [Résumé de l'auteur]