Over-the-counter drugs

Over-the-counter drugs

Is it safe for my baby?

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Diana Ballon
Publisher: 
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides information about the relative risk and safety of prescription, over-the-counter and illegal drugs, along with alcohol, tobacco and other substances to the fetus during pregnancy and the baby during breastfeeding.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0888684460
PREG.B35 2003
Notes: 
Review, Network Winter/Spring 2005: This booklet is for women who are planning a pregnancy, who are pregnant or breastfeeding. It gives information about the relative risks and safety to the fetus of prescription, over-the-counter and illegal drugs, along with alcohol, tobacco and other substances when the mother is pregnant, and to the baby, when breastfeeding. While the information in the booklet is a good starting point to address the questions of safety, it is also a great way for a woman to prepare herself for more in-depth talks with her doctor, midwife or pharmacist.

Alcohol, other drugs, and pregnancy

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Edmonton, AB

Briefly looks at the possible effects of using alcohol, over-the-counter drugs, prescription drugs, street drugs, and tobacco during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0778527239

Drugs in pregnancy

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Motherisk
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Lists Motherisk's published studies on a wide variety of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and their potential uses and/or risks during pregnancy.

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Drug and hormone options for period pain

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Health Research and Education Foundation Ltd.
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Melbourne, Australia

Discusses pain during menstruation. Looks in detail at non-prescription pain-relieving drugs, NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), hormones and other drugs for the treatment of period pain.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Drug and hormone options for period pain: consumer fact sheet

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Health Research and Education Foundation Ltd.
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Melbourne, Australia

Examines pain during menstruation and provides information on pain relievers.

Motherisk

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Groups Served: 
Pregnant women
Organization Type: 
Educational Institution
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Counselling

Provides authoritative information to pregnant or lactating women and their health care providers regarding research on the fetal risks associated with drug, chemical, infection, disease and radiation exposure(s) during pregnancy.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
416-813-6780
Website/URL: 
Tollfree Phone Number: 
800-436-8477 Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy Helpline
Street Address: 
The Hospital for Sick Children
Addt'l Street Address: 
555 University Ave
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5G 1X8

Wyeth

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization

Wyeth, formerly one of the companies owned by American Home Products Corporation (AHP), was a pharmaceutical company. The company was based in Madison, New Jersey, USA. They were known for manufacturing the over-the-counter (OTC) drugs Robitussin and the analgesic Advil (ibuprofen), as well as the prescription drugs Premarin and Effexor, which both boast over US$3 billion in sales annually.
On January 23, 2009 The Wall Street Journal reported that Pfizer was in talks to buy Wyeth at a cost of US$68 billion. On January 25, Pfizer agreed to the purchase, a deal financed with cash, shares and loans. The deal was completed on October 15, 2009.

Street Address: 
5 Giralda Farms
City: 
Madison
Province: 
New Jersey
Postal/ZIP Code: 
07940
Internal Notes : 
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Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français

CACDS is the national association that represents the community pharmacy industry in Canada. The retail members of CACDS are traditional chain and banner drug stores, grocery chains and mass merchandisers with pharmacies.
 
Together, CACDS members operate 6,200 pharmacies that dispense 70 per cent of the nation's prescriptions each year. CACDS associate members include product and service suppliers to the drug store industry, including manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter remedies and medical devices, health and beauty aids, consumer packaged goods and general merchandise, wholesalers and distributors, media, marketing and research companies, among others.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
416-226-9100
Email Address: 
cacds@cacds.com
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
416-226-9184
Street Address: 
301 - 45 Sheppard Ave
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M2N 5W9
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