Augmentin during pregnancy

Augmentin in pregnancy - instructions for use, feedback

Immunity of the future mother is not weakening in vain, otherwise the fetus would have rejected the body as an "unnecessary, foreign body". Here from here and all sorts of sores, of which a woman in a "normal" state, may never heard. Or during the period of pregnancy "old" diseases make themselves felt. Acute bronchitis, pneumonia, tracheobronchitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, otitis, cystitis, cervicitis, cholangitis, salmonellosis, abscess, erysipelas, meningitis, endocarditis - is a woman insured against these diseases during pregnancy? Of course not. And then the most difficult question arises: how to treat a sore, than, and what is worse: treatment or not treatment?

Answer to this question should the doctor, and usually his answer sounds like this: it is necessary to treat, but with caution. Whatever "enemies" of mankind antibiotics are called, but there are still cases when doctors do not see a different path of treatment than with their help. So we are not surprised if in the testimony we see a strong antibiotic that will cope with the infection in a matter of days. But how to be a pregnant woman? How to "aggressive" medicine "will react a little man in the womb? Pharmacists try to guess this by conducting experiments on pregnant animals, then draw conclusions and indicate in the instructions whether or not to take this or that medicine to women "in position".

The drug Augmentin, about which our article, is very popular among doctors. Assign this antibiotic for all the diseases mentioned above, even to pregnant women. The instruction reads: in the first trimester of pregnancy, Augmentin is strictly contraindicated, and in the second and third it can be prescribed only by the doctor in those cases when the expected use of the application exceeds the potential risk to the fetus.

And there is a risk for the fetus. And though conducted experiments on animals show, that the use of an antibiotic is not the cause of the ugliness of the offspring, but still amoxicillin and clavulanic acid (the main active substances of Augmentin) are able to penetrate the placenta to the fetus and it is impossible to determine in advance what will be the effect on the fetus being formed. Inflammation of the walls of the small and large intestines with the necrosis of their tissues in a newly born baby - maybe just because of the treatment of the mother by Augmentin, therefore, and do not recommend to resort to antibiotics for pregnant women.

If, however, the health condition has deteriorated so much that antibiotics can not be avoided, then it is important to correctly prescribe the dosage of Augmentin to a future mother. Many believe that for the treatment of pregnant women it is preferable to prescribe Augmentin in the form of a powder for the preparation of a suspension, and not in the form of tablets, syrup is allowed to treat even one-year-old babies, but only adults, so the syrup medicine is less aggressive. However, the whole point is in dosage in relation to amoxicillin. Thus, in 5 ml of the finished suspension, there may be 125, 200 or 400 mg of active substance. This depends on the course of treatment, its duration and multiplicity.

As a rule, they treat themselves with Augmentin for 5 days. The suspension is taken 2-3 times a day for 5 ml, and the tablets are only once for 24 hours (either 1 tablet 500 mg + 125 mg or 2 tablets 250 mg + 125 mg).

Dangerous reception of an antibiotic during pregnancy can be not only for the future baby, but for his mother. Anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytosis, skin rash, itching, urticaria, angioedema, dizziness, convulsions, insomnia, anxiety, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, colitis, gastritis, black "hairy" language, stomatitis - all these conditions can occur against the background of taking Augmentin, as side effects.

The most often antibiotic treatment for a pregnant woman ends with candidiasis of the skin and mucous membranes. And this means that we can not avoid a new treatment.

As you can see, everything is very difficult and before you prepare a suspension of Augmentin, carefully consider everything. And most importantly: no initiative! Only an experienced doctor and in part you can determine the severity of your illness and make the right decision about treatment.

We wish you good health and no medications for all 9 happy months!

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