Pregnant women with serious mental illnesses found more likely to have life-threatening obstetric complications
Regulatory Alerts, Fertility, pregnancy and childbirth, Mental health and behavioural conditions, Psychiatry
SSRI/SNRI antidepressant medicines: small increased risk of postpartum haemorrhage when used in the month before delivery
Prescribers should consider this risk in the context of an individual patient’s bleeding and thrombotic risk assessment during the peripartum period and the benefits of antidepressants for the patient’s mental health during this time.
Leading Colleges have released advice for healthcare professionals to ensure they provide screening results to pregnant women and their partners in an unbiased and non-directive way, making families aware of their options and giving them time to decide their next steps.
Taking hormonal contraceptives may cut risk of risk of severe asthma exacerbation in women of reproductive age
Women of childbearing potential must use effective contraception during treatment and for 2 months after stopping modafinil, says MHRA.