Background: Knowledge of medication use during pregnancy presents a concern to
pharmacists upon graduation since they will be responsible for drug-related inquiries and counselling
pregnant women about their medications. The present study aimed to assess undergraduate
senior pharmacy students’ knowledge about medication use during pregnancy in Jordan.
Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Jordanian universities. A total of 409 senior
pharmacy students participated in the study.
Results: The results found that the majority of the students (60.6%) did not have enough instruction
on medications during pregnancy through their undergraduate study. Overall, only 2.5% of
the participating students were considered to have good knowledge about medicine use during
pregnancy and accordingly, the majority (52.6%) were not confident to recommend medicines for
pregnant women in the future. In view of that, participating students suggested the addition of an
obligatory course to the current curriculum. Students in public universities, Pharm.D. students, and
those in their sixth year of study were more knowledgeable than others (P > 0.05).
Conclusion: It was concluded that pharmacy students have low knowledge regarding medication
use in pregnancy. The results call for a reassessment of the current pharmacy curriculum.