Medication safety just a phone call away

Obstetric Medicine Service
September 3, 2019

The Obstetric Medicines Information Service (OMIS) at King Edward Memorial Hospital is made up of a team of specialist pharmacists committed to providing you with FREE, up-to-date, evidence based information about the safe use of medicines in pregnancy and breastfeeding including: prescription and over-the counter medicines, vitamins, herbal supplements, vaccinations, chemicals and more.
For more than 30 years, our service has provided mothers, families and health professionals information about the safe use of medicines during pregnancy and when breastfeeding.
The state-wide telephone service has answered almost 100,000 medication questions from women anywhere in Western Australia, providing reassurance to women of the effects of medications. 
The Medication Safety Line is available on 6458 2723 and provides information to women between 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday. Often uncertain about the safety of taking medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding, the line provides an enormously valuable resource for WA Women. 
Pharmacy Supervisor, Stephanie Teoh said the department are proud of the service they provide. 
“It is so reassuring for women to know that they are just a phone call away from expert advice,” she said.
“Sometimes it can be overwhelming for a pregnant woman or a breastfeeding mother to have to take medications, she said.  “Having our Obstetric Medicines Information line available to provide expert advice provides peace of mind.”
The Pharmacy team have also been active in conducting research to help in providing evidence for the safe use of medicines in breastfeeding.
Call to speak to an obstetric pharmacist:
(08) 6458 2723
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 5:00pm
Visit the Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Hub: