As you know, pregnancy is "responsible" for a special hormone - progesterone. Its function is indispensable in the body, preparing for cardinal changes - the bearing of the baby. First, progesterone helps the fetal egg to attach to the uterus, and also prepares the mammary glands to produce colostrum and milk. Secondly, it is due to progesterone that the uterus grows actively, while practically not contracting, which is extremely necessary for the body to accept the "foreign body" - the fetus.
As soon as pregnancy occurs, the amount of progesterone increases dramatically. But, alas, not always. There are a number of reasons, on which this necessary hormone of pregnancy is not produced in sufficient quantity. It is clear that without it the uterus will not take the fruit (there will be a miscarriage), and even at all the pregnancy will not come.
We are not talking about all this in vain. And probably you already managed to guess that further we are going to talk about Dufastone - a synthetic analogue of the very necessary female progesterone. Assign this drug in the event that a woman confirmed the lack of progesterone (after giving the necessary tests for hormones). By the way, it is desirable to donate blood to hormones several times in a row (in order to determine the hormonal picture as accurately as possible), necessarily on an empty stomach. The results of the tests should be deciphered by the attending physician and it is possible to prescribe additional studies, and only after that to prescribe the medicine to the woman.
Why Duphaston? Yes, because the pharmaceutical market from progesterone analogues offers only two drugs - Duphaston and Utrozestan. Duphaston though is a progesterone of synthetic origin, but it is more convenient to use, unlike Utrozhestan (progesterone of natural origin, which is administered only intramuscularly). As mentioned above, Duphaston is prescribed to women as in the planning of pregnancy (with habitual miscarriage), and with the already come.
Dosage and treatment is developed individually, depending on the results of the tests. Most often Duphaston appoint 2-3 tablets once or twice a day. The course of treatment is up to 6 months in the period of pregnancy planning, and with the already come Dufaston should be taken in the first weeks of pregnancy by the same instructions, gradually reducing the number of tablets, until they are completely canceled.
Dyufaston can also be prescribed for the threat of miscarriage in the early stages due to progesterone insufficiency. In this case, the drug is taken up to 20 weeks, until the placenta is finally formed (it is known that the "finished" placenta increases the production of natural progesterone, and the fetus is already protected from rejection).
Many questions among women are caused by the process of canceling Dufaston against the background of pregnancy. On the forums, future and established moms share experience, which is quite different. Many Dyufastons were abolished immediately after the onset of pregnancy, but the abrupt withdrawal of this medicine is very dangerous for the fetus. Duphaston supports the pregnant body with an additional, necessary dose of progesterone and if this supply is abruptly terminated - the uterus can tear off the fetal egg. That's why Dufaston needs to be canceled gradually, from time to time giving tests for hormones to control the amount of progesterone in the body.
How exactly to cancel DUFASTON? There is also no unambiguous answer to this question. All the same "experienced" reviews are very different from each other. Doctors on this issue are unequivocal only in one: the scheme of cancellation of Dufaston should be determined by the doctor who has appointed and the scheme of reception. Indeed, Dyufaston is shown to women for various reasons, and therefore, it must be canceled accordingly.
If you took, for example, 4 tablets of Dufaston per day and the results of the tests showed, that the amount of progesterone is normal, then you can cancel the drug as follows: the first day - put 4 tablets, the second day - 3 tablets, the third day - 2 tablets, the fourth day - 1 tablet and complete stopping Dufaston. If the amount of progesterone is rejected from the norms, then you need a different cancellation scheme, which the doctor must determine. Sometimes women "stop taking" Duphaston for several weeks.
And finally, let's talk about the "pitfalls" of receiving and canceling Dufaston. The instructions to the drug (and almost all gynecologists) indicate: the drug is absolutely safe and does not harm either the mother or her child, on the contrary, it is very useful and necessary for almost every woman. However, some experts are outraged: Nowadays Dufaston and pregnancy have become practically synonymous. Assign such a serious medicine to the right and left, sometimes without serious reasons, so, just in case, it will not hurt. Is it really?
It's hard to argue, but we bring to your attention some statements on this matter. It appears in many countries of the world that Dufaston's reception during pregnancy is considered extremely undesirable. As not cool - this hormonal drug, which can disrupt the natural hormonal balance of the body. Some experts believe that Dufaston's reception "slows down" the natural production of progesterone by a pregnant body. Therefore, if you took the drug before pregnancy - during pregnancy, it can not be canceled, because your pregnant body can not cope on its own with the production of such an important hormone, for the reason that it is "accustomed" to receive it from the outside. And if in early terms the level of progesterone in the body decreases - then an arbitrary miscarriage will be very difficult to avoid.
In order not to face such a dilemma (whether Duphaston is to be canceled or not, and if so, how?), one should not accept it at all. Studies have shown that, in fact, in "piece" progesterone need units, and prescribe the drug to every second pregnant woman.
"Ambiguous" attitude to drugs in our time - it's a familiar thing, unfortunately. And how difficult it is for a woman to make the right choice when the incoming information is so contradictory. What should I do if one doctor says it's necessary, but the second one is not worth it?
The choice as always falls on fragile shoulders & hellip; and so you want not to be mistaken.
Believe in yourself and everything will be fine!