Medline ® Abstract for Reference 49
of 'Medical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease in adults'
The effects of chronic gastrointestinal medication on the fetus and neonate.
Witter FR, King TM, Blake DA
Obstet Gynecol. 1981;58(5 Suppl):79S.
The adverse fetal and neonatal effects of chronic gastrointestinal medication have been reviewed. The major classes discussed are antiemetics, laxatives and antidiarrheal agents, antacids and cimetidine, drugs for irritable bowel syndrome, and drugs for inflammatory bowel disease. The evaluation given are tentative due to the lack of information on most of these drugs. It is hoped that research into the use of this diverse group of medications during pregnancy will be stimulated, so that the large gaps in our knowledge about them can be filled.