Introduction: Pregnancy is a unique physiological
situation in which medication therapy poses unique
challenges. The use of drugs, during pregnancy raises
additional concerns because, in this case, the health and
life of the woman's fetus are also at danger. Medicines
provided to pregnant women for medical reasons may
have substantial anatomical and functional consequences
for the fetus.
Aim: To evaluate drug utilization pattern and Identify
drug-drug interactions in pregnant patients' prescriptions
at HMC Peshawar.
Materials and Methods: Observational study aimed from
June 2022 to August 2022 in Gynecology Ward A at
Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar, KpK, Pakistan.
120 prescriptions in total were collected using the
selective sample method.Results: In 120 prescriptions, a total of 328 drugs were
prescribed, with an average of 2.73 medications
prescribed per case.Conclusion: Women of childbearing age need to be
informed about the benefits and risks of drug use during
pregnancy, with a special focus on alternative therapies
and self-medication. Even the medical professionals must
be skilled to treat pregnant women rationally.
Keywords : Pregnancy, Drug-Drug Interactions.