Open Access Review Article

A Scoping Review of the Effects of COVID-19 Medications on Pregnancy

Ahmed M Abbas1,2*, Islam H Ibrahim2,3, Micheal Mikael2,4, Safaa K Fathy2,5, Lobna Ahmed2,5, Dina B Ahmed6, Ahmed M Mahmoud2,3, Sarah K Fahmi2,3 and Nehal G Omar2,3

1Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Egypt

2COVID-19 Research of Assiut University Association (CORAUNA) group, Egypt

3Undergraduate student, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Egypt

4Resident physician, Ahmed Maher Teaching Hospital, Cairo, Egypt

5House officer, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Egypt

6House officer, Mansoura University Hospitals, Mansoura, Egypt

Corresponding Author

Received Date: July 28, 2020;  Published Date: August 26, 2020


COVID-19 is a pandemic disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 which began to appear around in December 2019 in Wuhan, China and spread globally in the last few months. Currently, there is no specific treatment for SARS-CoV-2 which forced clinicians to use old drugs, chosen for their efficacy against similar viruses or their in vitro activity. The majority of information comes from small case series and single center reports which showed that COVID-19 infection in pregnant women can lead to intrauterine growth restriction, premature labor and spontaneous abortion. So, in the view of the urgency of COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainties about its management during pregnancy, we aimed to provide a literature review on the effectiveness and safety of available medications for COVID-19 in pregnant women. Here, our overview may provide useful information for physicians to choose the best available medications for treatment a pregnant case with COVID-19.

Keywords: COVID-19; Pregnancy; Medications

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