3 "clicks" to know whether a drug may be harmful for the baby or not, for expecting mothers and their caring partners (also features information on breast-feeding).
1'000 drug names and 5'000 brand names in the app !
Numerous drugs have the ability to pass through the placental barrier to reach the fetus during pregnancy, potentially leading to toxicities. The same phenomenon occurs when a woman breast-feeds her child with drugs that pass from the mother’s blood into her milk.
You (or your wife, this app is not restricted to women !) are pregnant or breast-feeding your baby ? You have a headache, cramps, digestive disorders, or a medical prescription for any chronic disease and you wonder which drugs you can take and which you must not ? With this app, you will be able to know what to do, which drugs to take and which you must avoid because they may be toxic to your baby. After the welcome screen, simply touch “Check your drugs”, then type in the first letters of the drug, and you get direct information on whether it is OK for you to take the drug (“O”) or you NO, you should not take it (N), depending on the trimester of pregnancy.
The app database has been updated June 20th, 2011 and includes data on on more than 1'000 different drugs (scientific names) and near 5'000 brand names. It has been developed by pharmacists and physicians from university hospitals in France (Paris), on the basis of scientific and medical data retrieved from the international literature.
Information in these apps is provided both in English and French. Dedicated to healthcare professionals AND the public.
A sister app for ipad is also available on the App Store.