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The most ethical and legally sound approach is to provide information that may be verified directly with the medical litera- ture generic 0.25 mg lanoxin mastercard. Ultimately discount lanoxin 0.25 mg with mastercard, the clinical conclusion/treatment is that social and illicit substance use during pregnancy is contraindicated because of the associated maternal and embryo fetal risks. The need for services to assist pregnant substance users is being recognized, and pro- grams exist in most areas. For assistance in locating such a treatment program, the physi- cian can contact their local substance abuse service, or their state’s commission on sub- stance abuse that accredits treatment facilities. Ideally, the pregnant substance user should be managed by the obstetrician in conjunction with a program designed to promote absti- nence or at least to reduce the substance use during pregnancy. The medical positions of abstinence and treatment are the only appropriate ones clinically and legally. One’s medical mal- practice insurance provider is often the most economical and efficient source of legal infor- mation as this service is often included as a provision of a medical malpractice policy. Drug injec- tion sites on the upper forearm (‘track marks’) are strong evidence of a serious substance use problem, but this is not frequently observed. Substances of abuse usually have an anorectic effect and often result in poor weight gain during pregnancy. Other possible signs of substance use during pregnancy include new-onset ‘spontaneously arising’ heart murmur and hypertension not associated with preeclampsia. Heart murmurs occur with increased frequency among women who are Clinical evaluation 301 chronic substance users. Heart murmurs also occur in association with bacterial endocarditis or a history of this disease. Chronic substance use can induce hypertension in the nonpregnant adult, although not all have been studied for hypertensive effects dur- ing pregnancy. Cocaine, heroin, and tobacco use is known to be associated with hyper- tension during pregnancy (Abel, 1980a,b; Little et al. In addition, abruptio placentae or a history of this serious complication is also an indication that substance use may be a factor. Risk of abruptio placentae may be as high as 1–2 percent among substance abusers compared to 0. A history of stillbirths may, along with other risk fac- tors, be a clue to the obstetrician that substance abuse is a complicating factor. Hidden risks of substance abuse: impurities All substances of abuse, even alcohol, may be contaminated by certain impurities. Amphetamine and methampheta- mines may contain impurities, such as lead oxides (Allcott et al. Leaded gasoline is sometimes used as the solvent, resulting in lead contamination in the extraction of cocaine paste from cocoa leaves. If not fully reacted, cyanide may be contained in the final product because illicit laboratories are usually crudely equipped for purification, with no quality control. Lead and cyanide poisoning have resulted from the use of illic- itly manufactured substances and are associated with significant maternal–fetal morbid- ity and mortality. Drugs avail- able as tablets or capsules (for example, codeine, methadone, morphine, benzodi- azepines, pentazocine) contain a significant amount of the tablet/capsule vehicle agent (usually more than 97 percent), typically microcrystalline cellulose. Inhalants are aromatic (benzene ring-containing) substances, such as toluene or gaso- line, that may also contain lead or nitriles that can cause toxicity. Even marijuana may contain dangerous vegetable contaminants such as nightshade, poison sumac, poison ivy, and poison oak, all of which may cause serious pulmonary-cardiac morbidity or even death when smoked. Other drugs and chemicals as dilutants Other substances are used by dealers to ‘cut’ or dilute illicit drugs to increase their prof- its. Amphetamines are diluted, 302 Substance abuse during pregnancy sometimes heavily, with certain antihistamines or ephedrine. Heroin is known to have been cut with diverse compounds: talcum, confectioner’s sugar, and even finely ground sawdust. Perhaps the most notorious case of the dilutant being more dangerous than the substance of abuse is cutting heroin with warfarin, leading to a cluster of warfarin embryopathy cases that were never published. Some of these dilutants were teratogenic and these and others may cause serious maternal and/or placental complications, espe- cially when used parenterally. Opiates are the exception because methadone replacement/maintenance therapy is available for such drugs as heroin. Regimens used as an adjunct to assist in withdrawal include a benzodiazepine plus an antidepressant (e. A differ- ent pharmacological strategy is suppression of alpha-adrenergic action with drugs, such as clonidine, and to alleviate withdrawal symptoms, frequently with a benzodiazepine or barbiturate (nembutal) adjunct. Such regimens are given in doses adjusted to the indi- vidual case to facilitate asymptomatic withdrawal, and the dose is gradually decreased over periods ranging from 10 days to 3–6 months. Substance addiction is a psychological phenomenon as well as a physical one, and both aspects must be addressed adequately in treatment protocols.

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