Undoubtedly, only healthy parents can conceive a healthy baby. And in order to safely endure and give birth to it, the state of the future mother is especially important. Therefore, at the planning stage of pregnancy, women's health is given much more attention, than the health of a man (although the latter is also very important). And sometimes too much even. For example, when a gynecologist appoints a potential future mother Aevit.
Aevit is a combination drug, which includes retinol (vitamin A) and tocopherol (vitamin E). The dosage of vitamins in this drug is very high, so it is not used for prevention.
Aevit is prescribed only for medical purposes in diseases and conditions requiring the introduction of retinol in elevated doses together with vitamin E. This may be a visual impairment, severe disruption of tissue nutrition, vascular and skin diseases, infectious diseases, alcoholism , drug addiction, smoking and so on.
In contraindications to the drug, you will find a period of pregnancy, which is explained simply: Retinol (like tocopherol, in principle) has the property of accumulating in tissues, and a large amount of it can have a teratogenic effect on the fetus, that is, it increases the risk of development of deformities and pathologies. It is for this reason that retinol in large quantities is not recommended for women at the stage of pregnancy planning. Moreover, doctors say that after stopping the intake of synthetic vitamin A, it is not recommended to become pregnant within six months. All this applies to the drug Aevit.
Nevertheless, in practice gynecologists do not so rarely appoint Aevit when planning a pregnancy for their wards. Perhaps this is necessary: ??ask your doctor to argue the appointment of Aevita.
Here it should be noted that in small doses retinol can be taken and at the planning stage. However, these different sources of dose are called unequal. So, on average, doctors talk about a maximum of 2500-3000 IU of vitamin A per day (that's what is included in most vitamin complexes for pregnant women), but more than 6000 IU certainly can not. A 1 capsule Aevita contains 100,000 IU of retinol.
I would also like to say that the list of side effects for Aevit's vitamins is decent. And practice shows that they are not so rare. More often than others - headaches, dizziness, nausea, blood from the nose.
Just in case, we note that the women who took Aevit during the pregnancy planning say that they safely endured and gave birth to healthy children, so do not worry if you have such a situation. However, if this is necessary, it is considered, that it is better to take vitamin E separately when planning pregnancy. And I would prefer natural, as a food additive, and not a synthetic pharmacy analogue, because natural vitamins do not accumulate in the body, do not cause toxic and side reactions, have positive effects and are better absorbed. In this form, vitamin A will not be superfluous. But this is already a matter of ownership & hellip;