Medications and the onset of pregnancy
Early pregnancy is the first trimester, a period of up to 12 weeks. As a rule, in the first month a woman seldom knows about her new position. And it's fair to say that pregnancy for many women is not always a planned event. Nevertheless, having decided to take it out and give birth to a child, it is necessary to know that it is in the first twelve weeks that all the organs of the future crumb, the systems of its organism, form. Taking medication in such a critical period is always a risk, especially, if preparations of chemical origin. It is very dangerous in the first trimester to take antibiotics. This category of medicines alone and for a healthy person is dangerous, has many side effects. And what about the effect on the body of a pregnant woman! That's why doctors strongly recommend the use of any medication in the early gestation of the fetus to go to your gynecologist.
Thrush and Flukostat
A common disease provokes yeast-like fungi. Nowadays the pharmaceutical industry offers a wide range of medicines to eliminate thrush. One of them is Flukostat. In this antifungal preparation, the main active ingredient is fluconazole. By the way, it is the basis of other drugs against thrush - analogues of Flucostat. These are Difluzolum, Fucis, Diflucan, Flukozide, Mycosyst. Such drugs have proven themselves in the treatment of candidiasis in women.
Flukostat in the treatment of thrush of pregnant women
In the early stages of gestation the candidiasis develops quite often. And contributes to this decrease in the woman's immunity.
However, for the treatment of candidiasis at this stage it is forbidden to use all preparations based on fluconazole, including Flucostat. They are not allowed during lactation. The reason is that such drugs actively penetrate into the body's fluids and tissues, even through the placental barrier. Flucostat has a toxic effect on both the fungal infection and the developing intrauterine child.
The drug has been assigned category C for effects on the fetus. This means that its action was experimentally tested on animals and negative impact on the fetus was proved. Of course, such studies for humane reasons were not conducted on pregnant women. On the one hand, this can justify their use, but on the other hand presents a huge risk to the child.
That is why obstetrician-gynecologists abstain from the appointment of Flucostat in the early stages of pregnancy and beyond. They replace the drug with other antifungals, which are safer and do not create a negative effect on the fetus. Fluxostat can be used only with generalized candidiasis, that is, in the case when candidiasis is capable of threatening the life of a future mother. Then the benefit for her is assessed higher than the harm, inflicted on the fetus. But in practice, such situations are extremely rare.
It is worth knowing that the generalized course of candidiasis is a transition of ordinary thrush in the vagina to a large-scale chronic damage to the body fungus. This contributes to serious diseases that violate the body's immune defense. It's about leukemia, diabetes, HIV infection. In such cases, the use of Flucostat by doctors is allowed. In other situations, the use of a medicinal product in the early stages of bearing a child is prohibited. The doctor can recommend a woman to apply recipes of traditional medicine, for example, syringing with baking soda or infusion of chamomile.
And in order to avoid unpleasant situations with symptoms of thrush, pregnant women in the early stages should carefully observe personal hygiene, wear underwear made from natural fabrics, avoid sexual contact with casual partners.