Considerations of prescription medications for the pregnant podiatric patient

BD HaverstockDepartment of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Deaconess Medical Center, St Louis, USA.

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F ChenDepartment of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Deaconess Medical Center, St Louis, USA.

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AM JacobsDepartment of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Deaconess Medical Center, St Louis, USA.

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Prescription medications are thought to cause less than 1% of all congenital abnormalities. However, prescribing a medication to treat the foot disorder of a pregnant patient can be a source of anxiety for the physician. The authors review some of the medications commonly prescribed in podiatric medical practice and evaluate their use and safety during pregnancy.