Briefly about the preparation
It is an analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic. Such a triple action just contributes to the fact that Nurofen is present in many family medicine kits.
The main active substance of the drug is ibuprofen. The pronounced effect of taking this medication comes in 3 hours. Adult patients, as a rule, prescribe a tablet form of the drug (effervescent or usual). The guideline states that the initial dose of medication for an adult is 200 mg. You can take it 3-4 times a day.
Pregnancy and Nurofen
If in the recent past, a woman constantly used a medicine to lower fever, to alleviate pain of different etiologies, can she continue to do this while carrying the baby? There is no unambiguous answer to this question.
In principle, Nurofen and during pregnancy will help the future mother. But here in the long term it can turn out for her negative consequences. After all, the drug contributes to impaired development of the genital organs in boys. In the instructions to the medicine it is said that when carrying a child, it can be used in 1 and 2 trimesters only if, when the intended benefit for a woman exceeds the risk for a future baby. In the third trimester, his reception is categorically prohibited. After all, the drug can cause a contraction of the uterus. And this is the threat of premature birth.
By the way, NurofenPlus, according to the instructions, regardless of the period, can not be taken with pregnancy.
Nurofen for children and pregnancy
This form of the drug is a medicine whose main active ingredient is also ibuprofen. But for young patients, the remedy is released in the form of a suspension enriched with citrus flavor. Such a medicine is liked by children. In the children's Nurofen there is no alcohol, dyes, sugar. Therefore, he does not have a negative impact on the body of the future mother and children. The drug, according to the instructions, it is recommended to take at a high temperature in children, inflammatory processes, dental, ear, headache, inflammation of the lymph nodes, tonsillitis, sprains, bruises, fractures. The action of a child's medication begins 15-20 minutes after taking. It lasts about 6-7 hours.
Feature of Nurofen for children is that its dose is calculated depending on the weight of the young patient. That is, taking a minimal dose of child Nurofen (as a way to reinsure itself from its side effects) during pregnancy is impractical. By the way, it is also necessary to know about possible side reactions.
On the part of the digestive system, this is vomiting, nausea, heartburn, diarrhea, anorexia, flatulence, abdominal pain, dry mouth, constipation. The central nervous system can respond to the medication with headache, insomnia, sleepiness, noise in the ears, hearing loss. The visual apparatus can "protest" against the use of the drug with blurry vision, eye irritation, dryness, and the cardiac system with tachycardia, increased blood pressure.
Side effect of Nurofen may be cystitis, polyuria, acute renal failure, nephritis, anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis. Skin on the drug sometimes reacts with itching, rash, hives, Quinck's edema, anaphylactic shock, and the respiratory system - shortness of breath, bronchospasm.
So, there are many side effects, but pharmacists emphasize that they can appear only with prolonged taking of the medicine. If the pregnant hypochondriac or fetus passes with complications, then it's better to keep Nurofen on a permanent basis on an ongoing basis. Perhaps, a single intake of the organism of the future mother will not cause harm. But in any case, it would be superfluous to consult a doctor. And ideally, it is better not to get sick or use folk remedies for the above pathological conditions, especially in the first trimester.