Lazolvan during pregnancy: application is possible only after the first trimester
One of the very effective medicines that can help with cough syndrome, is Lazolvan. A powerful mucolytic agent, Lazolvan promotes liquefaction and sputum, facilitating the patient's condition and allowing him to cope faster with the disease. But only knowing that many drugs during pregnancy are forbidden, the future mother quite justifiably wonders if it is possible to take a baby Lazolvan during the period of gestation.
Lazolvan pregnancy, experts say, in principle, is allowed. But: exclusively from the second trimester, only with the permission of the doctor and subject to strict adherence to the instructions regarding dosage. The main active substance of this expectorant is ambroxol. Its entry into the body in the first trimester, when the laying of all the main organs and systems of the baby is strictly forbidden. But with the second trimester Lazolvan during pregnancy can be used without special danger. Yes, ambroxol is able to penetrate the placenta. But, according to the results of many studies, there was no negative impact on the fetus at the same time.
Lazolvan at pregnancy: indications
Today in pharmacies Lazolvan can be found in several forms - in the form of syrup, tablets, drops (used for inhalation and ingestion) and ampoules for injections. During pregnancy, it is preferable (and more convenient) to use syrup or tablets.
Assigning Lazolvan can be for various diseases that are accompanied by a dry cough, without separating the sputum. Acute and chronic forms of bronchitis, pneumonia, bronchial asthma (if the withdrawal of sputum from the respiratory tract is difficult) - all these diseases are indications for the use of Lazolvana. The effect of the drug is the ability of ambroxol to activate serous cells of the mucous membrane of the bronchi, which is accompanied by the liquefaction of sputum and the removal of it from the respiratory tract.
Lazolvan during pregnancy: instruction
When appointing Lazolvana, as a rule, the choice falls either on syrup or on tablets. The syrup is taken 1 scoop 3 times a day, as the condition is eased, the dose is reduced to & frac12; measuring spoon.
As for the tablet form of the medicine: 1 tablet is prescribed per day 3 times. Then the dose is reduced to 2 tablets daily. And in the first and second cases, the course of treatment lasts 3-5 days, after which further action should be agreed with the doctor.
Contraindicated Lazolvan for use in the presence of individual intolerance of the components of the drug, as well as in the presence of peptic ulcer and duodenal ulcers. In addition, it is impossible to combine the use of Lazolvan with other antitussive medications - this can make sputum removal difficult.
Usually the drug is well tolerated, but in some cases, side effects may occur. Among them: heartburn, headache, less often - nausea, diarrhea and vomiting, an allergic reaction in the form of skin rashes. If any of the above symptoms occur, Lazolvan should be stopped immediately and consult a doctor.