Keimyung Medical Journal, Vol.3(2) : 216-221, 1984
The following results have been obtained through the study of 17 confirmed cases of congenital anomaly among 1993 new born babies in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University during the period of November 1980 to February 1982.
The most frequent drug intake during the period of pregnancy was vitamin, followed by cough medicine and herb medicines. By duration of drug intake, more than 5 days of intake was the most frequent and it was also taken most frequently in the first trimester. By incidence of congenital anomaly, it occrued more frequently as the number of delivery increased and by age group, it occurred most frequently between the ages of 35 to 39. Congenital anomaly was more in low birth weight than normal body weight babies.
The result of this study indicates the fact that, there is no definite relation between each drug intake during the period of pregnancy and congenital anomaly but it is recommended that a doctor's unnecessary prescription and drug intake by an expectant mother through ignorance should be avoided as much as possible.