Amoxicillin is an antibiotic, which is classed as penicillin. It has a strong enough antibacterial, bactericidal, and anti-inflammatory effects. That is why it is prescribed for the treatment of infectious and inflammatory diseases. By the way, this drug is effective in the treatment of various areas: respiratory tract, urogenital system, gastrointestinal tract, as well as skin and soft tissue infections. If the pregnant woman has complicated pharyngitis, tracheitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, otitis, peritonitis, cystitis, endocarditis, sepsis or something like that, then most likely the doctor will prescribe exactly amoxicillin. Based on the fact that amoxicillin is able to defeat many diseases, it is called a broad-spectrum drug.
Is it safe to use amoxicillin during pregnancy?
Medical workers claim that the harmful effect of the drug on the fetus is unlikely, but, despite this, appoint it only in case of emergency. And, although amoxicillin is considered a harmless drug that can be taken during pregnancy, in no case should one engage in self-targeting and self-medication. This is fraught with serious violations and dangers for the future of the baby. Of course, in the instructions you will find that this drug is undesirable during pregnancy. But do not worry, because no doctor will prescribe it just like that, but only if the risk from the disease is much higher than from taking the drug. Moreover, conducted studies have shown that amoxicillin does not affect the fetus and course of pregnancy. The danger of taking amoxicillin is not at all in the pathogenic effect on the fetus, but in the risk of hidden bleeding.
Take into account: those who showed an allergic reaction to penicillin or cephalosporin, do not take amoxicillin without the recommendation and supervision of a doctor.
To protect yourself and your child while taking the drug, it is very important to follow the clear instructions described in the instructions. For example, amoxicillin should be taken at regular intervals during the day, and each dose must be washed down with a full glass of water. Capsules are swallowed whole, not breaking, not chewing and not opening. But if you have a drug in the form of tablets, then, on the contrary, they must be chewed before swallowing. If, however, you prescribed amoxicillin as a suspension, take it using a measuring spoon and never use a simple spoon for this purpose, measuring the liquid "by eye".
Whatever medicine should be taken to a woman during pregnancy, it must be remembered that everything should be done under the strict supervision of a doctor and only with his permission. And even better - to monitor your health and prevent diseases. If you can not be saved from ailment, contact a doctor immediately! Timely treatment started in 95% of cases allows you to prevent the use of "dangerous" medications, which, to some extent, are antibiotics.