The InfantRisk Center
Call for answers to questions about the use of medications and drugs during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
The InfantRisk Center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is a call center based solely on evidence-based medicine and research. They are dedicated to providing current and accurate information to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and healthcare professionals. Various helplines have been provided for your benefit: InfantRisk, Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy, Alcohol and Substance Abuse, and Depression. The hotlines are consolidated to one phone number for your convenience - (806)-352-2519.
The InfantRisk Helpline provides answers to questions about the use of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding. InfantRisk staff welcome calls from WIC staff and clients for information about the safety of using medications, over-the-counter drugs, herbal products, chemicals, vaccines, and other substances.
The Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy Helpline is useful since many women suffer needlessly from it. Call the helpline for suggestions on how to treat it. The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Helpline provides information about the use of alcohol during pregnancy and lactation. Hotline staff also provide information on other drugs of abuse, such as marijuana, cocaine, and ecstasy.
The Depression Hotline is essential since depression is dangerous to infants. The InfantRisk Center has information on medications used to treat this problem and local resources for your clients to obtain help.
Staffed by health professionals, the center is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Standard Time. For information on the safety of using medications, over-the-counter drugs, herbal products, chemicals, vaccines, and other substances, call 806-352-2519.
Got a question when the Center is not open? The InfantRisk website (www.infantrisk.com) may have the answer to your question. Check out the forums for answers to questions other people have asked.