Pharmacologic management of common gastrointestinal health problems in women

Mary C. Brucker, Mary Ann Faucher

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A wide variety of drugs are available for the treatment of common gastrointestinal health problems in women, including minor or serious as well as acute or chronic conditions. The midwife needs to be current in the pharmacology of over-thecounter as well as prescriptive agents for both pregnant and nonpregnant women. The drug classifications reviewed in this article include antacids, H2 receptor antagonists, antimicrobials, proton pumps, antiemetics, emetics, cholinergics, laxatives, prokinetics. and antidiarrheals. In addition, the physiologic principles are reviewed to enhance the understanding of how these drugs work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-162
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Nurse-Midwifery
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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