Fungal vaginal diseases in the period of gestation pose a real threat both for pregnancy (they can cause miscarriage or premature birth, provoke untimely passage of amniotic fluid) and for the fetus (causing chronic hypoxia and / or intrauterine infections , the emergence of wound infection of the birth canal, the birth of children with low body weight). This means that vaginal mycoses in future mothers need to be treated.
Among other drugs in the treatment of candidiasis, pregnant women are often prescribed candles Livarol. The international name is ketoconazole, an antifungal component of a broad spectrum of action.
Livarol - the drug is not cheap, but it helps many and causes positive reviews. Usually Livarol treatment lasts 3-5 days - one candle per day is administered. Vaginal candles from candidiasis have many advantages: they are convenient to administer, they have a soft foundation and are easily dissolved, which ensures an even distribution of the drug over the vaginal mucosa. However, with regard specifically to Livarol and its use specifically during pregnancy, then it's not so simple.
Among the contraindications to the drug, only the hypersensitivity to the constituent components is indicated. Accordingly, among the side effects of Livarol - allergic reactions (itching, burning at the injection site), sometimes there may be nausea and dizziness. However, it is also indicated that for children under 12 years of age and for women during lactation and pregnancy, Livarol should be used with caution. This is the second and third trimesters, when the use of these suppositories is possible only if the intended benefit to the mother exceeds the possible risk to the fetus or child. And most pregnant women know what it means & hellip; Regarding the first trimester, then up to 12 weeks, these candles can not be used at all.
Gynecologists appoint Livarol and pregnant women including. But there are doctors among them who are convinced: Livarol is not the best choice for treatment of candidiasis in the period of gestation. Therefore, gynecologists prefer to treat thrush in pregnant women with clotrimazole or Pimafucin. It is believed that these drugs are much safer for the fetus than Livarol.