The Share With Women patient education handout “Taking Medicine During Pregnancy” published in the January/February issue (Vol. 52, No. 1, page 85) incorrectly identified some medications as category X which are in the FDA pregnancy category D.
The correct answer to “What Are the Category X Medicines?” is: There are a few medicines on the category X list. The most common are: hormones used for birth control, Isotretinoin (Accutane) which is prescribed for acne, some of the drugs used to control hyperlipidemia, warfarin (Coumadin) which is used to help prevent blood clots, misoprostol (Cytotec) which is an ulcer medication, and vaccines for measles, mumps and smallpox.
This patient education handout has been corrected and is published on page 519 of this issue.
The Back Page column, “Footprints”, published in the July/August issue (Vol. 52, No. 4, page 426) listed the incorrect location of Nunavik, Quebec, Canada.
Nunavik is located on the east coast of the Hudson Bay.
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