What is a cocarboxylase?
Experts call cocarboxylase an additional source of health. The fact is that it is an enzyme that participates in carbohydrate metabolism. In a healthy organism, cocarboxylase is produced in necessary amounts independently. It is formed from thiamine, and is produced in the body with the assimilation of vitamin B1.
It is known that a bad carbohydrate metabolism is dangerous for the human body, especially if this person is a pregnant woman. Insufficiency of cocarboxylase helps to increase the level of pyruvic and lactic acid in the blood. Lack of these acids often provoke hepatic and renal insufficiency, acidosis, the appearance of neuritis and other pathological processes. Thanks kokarboksilaze, well functioning cardiovascular and excretory systems. Also, this enzyme helps the body better absorb glucose.
In what cases is cocarboxylase administered during pregnancy?
Pregnant co-carboxylase, as a rule, prescribe for manifestations of severe toxicosis. After all, in this case, there is a failure at almost all levels of metabolism. Consequently, cocarboxylase during pregnancy is a means of improving the metabolism of carbohydrates. If this drug is used, there is a significant improvement in the condition of the pregnant woman. Kokarboksilazu appointed in conjunction with other drugs.
Cocoxylase preparations can also be prescribed if a pregnant woman has fetoplacental insufficiency. As a rule, in this case, the course of treatment is 10 days, during which the cocarboxylase is administered intravenously.
It is not superfluous to know that sometimes cocarboxylase is prescribed to newborns if they have asphyxia, hypoxia, hypoxic encephalopathy, acidosis, circulatory insufficiency, sepsis or pneumonia.
Can I prescribe cocarboxylase myself?
As with all medications, in no event! If you are suffering from toxicosis, this is not an excuse to run to the pharmacy and ask a nurse friend to pierce the course of cocarboxylase. The first person who should listen to all complaints about this, should not even be a husband, but a doctor. At what the doctor skilled or experienced, to whom you trust. And do not be confused by the interpretation that the biological effect of cocarboxylase is close to vitamins. It is the doctor who decides whether you need to take it. And if so, in what quantity and how it will be administered: intramuscularly or intravenously.
Is cocarboxylase safe for the body of the pregnant and fetus?
And, although experts say, that theoretically cocarboxylase can not harm the health of a future mother or her child, since it is a natural metabolic enzyme, it is not 100% proven. Why? For a simple reason: because long-term scientific research on this account has not yet been carried out. That's why no doctor will assume the responsibility to assert about a 100% guarantee of safety and harmlessness.
Contraindications to the use of cocarboxylase
There are contraindications to taking the described drug, as to any other. First of all, cocarboxylase is contraindicated in people with increased sensitivity to it. Also, after taking this medication, some people experience side effects. For example, in allergic women prone to allergy, the use of a drug of cocarboxylase can cause severe allergic reactions, in particular hives and itching. Such manifestations must be reported immediately to the doctor. He either adjusts the dosage, or completely abolishes the drug.
In addition, if the drug is administered not intravenously but intramuscularly, redness of the injection site can be observed. In some cases - swelling and severe itching.
How to prevent shortage of cocarboxylase?
It is quite possible to protect yourself from taking a variety of medications, if time to prevent deficiency of various vitamins. The same applies to cocarboxylase.
You just need to eat foods that contain vitamin B1 (cocarboxylase - its active form). If you regularly eat buckwheat and oatmeal, walnuts, beef and chicken liver, offal, veal, pork, then problems with a lack of vitamin B1 you should not be. Also a lot of this vitamin is found in green parsley and dill, cauliflower, beans. If you are a fan of baked potatoes, then you are generally lucky. In the potato cooked in this way, the maximum amount of B1 is stored.
But from a large amount of sweet, so as not to provoke a deficiency of vitamin B1 and, therefore, cocarboxylase, will have to be abandoned. As scientists have shown, sugar greatly increases the human body's need for this vitamin.