Unfortunately, a rare woman can endure a baby without using a single medicine. There are many good reasons for this, but the treatment is different. Even when it comes to maintaining a pregnancy.
Many doctors prescribe candles with indomethacin today. Almost always - to remove the increased tone of the uterus, which causes a threat of interruption. Nevertheless, the direct purpose of the drug is quite different, although it is quite broad.
Indomethacin has anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic, antiaggregant properties. This allows the drug to be used in the treatment of a number of ailments: multiple diseases of the musculoskeletal system, inflammatory diseases of the ENT organs, the genitourinary system, neuritis - this list is large.
Indomethacin has established itself as a highly effective drug that begins to act immediately, so the improvement is observed very quickly, doctors say. This is one of the reasons for its wide application in medicine. And as practice shows, in gynecology as well. Why do they prescribe indomethacin to pregnant women?
The killer drug
Indomethacin is available in the form of tablets, suppositories, ointments and ampoules. In pregnancy, as a rule, candles are prescribed with indomethacin - to remove the uterine tone. The active substance blocks the production of prostaglandins in the body, which tone up muscle tissue.
But the paradox is that this drug is absolutely contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding of the baby!
However, not only. There are many contraindications to indomethacin:
- "aspirin" asthma;
- peptic ulcer disease;
- congenital heart disease;
- cirrhosis of the liver;
- heart, liver and kidney failure;
- bronchial asthma;
- Hearing loss;
- age of up to 14 years;
- Hypersensitivity to indomethacin.
To this also include the fact that many medications with indomethacin are incompatible.
In fact, indomethacin can only be used to treat healthy people (that's such a pun), which after therapy may no longer be so. Because of the possible side effects of indomethacin treatment, no less contraindications are striking:
- From the digestive tract: nausea, vomiting, anorexia, heartburn, abdominal pain, diarrhea, irritation of the intestinal mucosa, work of the liver.
- From the nervous system: headaches, dizziness, fatigue, drowsiness, depression, irritability, insomnia.
- From the cardiovascular system: increased blood pressure, tachyarrhythmia, heart failure.
- On the part of the urinary system: disruption of the kidneys, nephrotic syndrome, interstitial nephritis, proteinuria, hematuria, necrosis of the papillae.
- From the senses: visual impairment, conjunctivitis, hearing loss, tinnitus, a violation of taste sensitivity.
- Allergic reactions: skin rashes and itching, hives, Quincke's edema, bronchospasm, anaphylactic shock
- Local reactions: itching, burning, exacerbation of hemorrhoids.
Pay attention to puffiness in contraindications and exacerbation of hemorrhoids in side effects - your doctor asked you about this before you assign candles with indomethacin?
However, the worst thing is not this. In the instructions to the drug in black and white it is written that pregnancy is a contraindication to treatment with indomethacin. Some pharmaceutical companies leave a loophole for doctors, indicating that the contra-indication is the third trimester, and in I and II the application is not recommended. But you will easily find information that indomethacin penetrates the placental barrier and is capable of even causing fetal death, although the probable effect on the developing organism scares no less than the lethal outcome. Studies in animals have shown that indomethacin is capable of causing multiple malformations, pathologies, disorders and diseases in the future child in the prenatal and perinatal periods: intrauterine closure of the arterial duct, non-opening of the arterial duct in the postnatal period, pulmonary hypertension, tricuspid valve insufficiency, platelet disorders, degenerative changes in the myocardium, renal dysfunction and insufficiency, intracranial bleeding, kidney damage and gastrointestinal tract, necrotizing enterocolitis & hellip;
Doctors, of course, do not say that candles with indomethacin during pregnancy are completely safe. But they justify that their use is advisable when they are expected to benefit greatly from the mother. You excuse me, but in the 21st century there are a lot of other drugs of a similar action that can be used in pregnancy with much less risks.
Of course, a specialist should treat a pregnant woman. But should any "specialist" be trusted? .. The question is rhetorical, the answer to which each of you let him give himself.
And we wish you with a baby less medicine and more health!