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    Information for women and their families on use of medicines in pregnancy


    From  the UK Teratology Information Service

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    Summaries of the scientific studies on use of medicines and chemicals in pregnancy


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Welcome to bumps

This website provides reliable, evidence-based, and accurate information about use of medicines in pregnancy, in the form of freely available patient information leaflets called 'Bumps' ('Best Use of Medicines in Pregnancy'). 

Bump leaflets are produced by the UK Teratology Information Service (UKTIS), a not-for-profit national organisation hosted by the Newcastle upon Tyne hospital NHS Foundation Trust and funded by Public Health England on behalf of the UK Health Departments. Bump leaflets are based on the scientific material UKTIS produces for healthcare professionals and incorporate information from all relevant published scientific studies.


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Read the UKTIS summary about medications used to treat COVID-19 in pregnancy here

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have published an information leaflet regarding COVID-19 Virus Infection and Pregnancy

See our updated bump leaflet for information on why flu vaccination is particularly important during pregnancy while COVID-19 is circulating.


Information leaflets - New/updated:

Use of tocilizumab

Use of lopinavir/ritonavir

Use of hydroxychloroquine

Use of montelukast

Use of ribavirin

Use of rifampicin

Use of haemorrhoid treatments

Use of sulfasalazine

Use of disulfiram

Thank you to all members of the public, patient support groups and health care professionals for your continued support and encouraging feedback.

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