New MIMS table summarises treatment options in pregnancy

Healthcare professionals unsure how to treat common conditions in pregnant women can now turn to a quick-reference MIMS table summarising suitable interventions.

Medicines should be prescribed in pregnancy only if the expected benefit to the mother is greater than the risk to the foetus. | GETTY IMAGES
Medicines should be prescribed in pregnancy only if the expected benefit to the mother is greater than the risk to the foetus. | GETTY IMAGES

The new MIMS table is designed to help primary care professionals quickly prescribe or recommend treatments for women who are pregnant. 

Collating advice from authoritative bodies such as NICE, CKS, the Royal College of Obstericians and Gynaecologists, and BUMPS, the table lists first- and subsequent-line treatment options for:

  • minor ailments - including constipation, dyspepsia and rhinitis
  • infections - eg, sinusitis,¬†UTI and vaginal candidiasis¬†
  • chronic conditions - such as anxiety and depression, asthma, and migraine.

Drug entries are linked to the full MIMS entries for more detailed prescribing information, and advice on recommended non-pharmacological interventions such as lifestyle changes and psychological therapies is also included where relevant.

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