Pregnant lady prescription

Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

A pregnant lady presents with a productive cough and fever. She is producing green phlegm. Her GP feels she needs antibiotics.

He prescribes the following:

Patient ID
Mrs A Star
1/1/861
Star Street
Starland

Hospital no:334567
Special Instructions
PREGNANT
Allergies
Ciprofloxacin
Name
Amoxycillin

RouteOral

Frequecy
TDS
Dose
500 mg

Comments
Nil
Time given
0800
1400
2200

Which of the following statements is correct?

  • Incorrect route
  • Incorrrect dose
  • Incorrect frequency
  • Correct prescription
  • Contraindicated drug

Contraindicated drug.

Check the BNF appendices at the back for useful information on:

Pregnancy
Renal Impairment
Interactions
Breast feeding

Nothing is ever truly “safe” however common drugs given in pregnancy include paracetamol and amoxycillin.