By itself, rhinitis of pregnant women is not dangerous (although insufficient breathing of a woman and, consequently, the flow of oxygen to the fetus carries a certain risk) and passes right after delivery. But how can I live to see them if I can not breathe?
Nasonex during pregnancy is very rarely recommended as a suitable preparation for such a case. However, women sometimes look for salvation in it, because they are familiar with its quick action on their own experience of treating colds and allergic manifestations.
Effectiveness of Nazonex during pregnancy
Nasonex belongs to the group of glucocorticosteroids, that is, it is a hormonal drug, which has anti-inflammatory, desensitizing, immunosuppressive and antitoxic (antiallergic) action. It is effective in the treatment and prevention of seasonal allergic rhinitis and chronic sinusitis.
Nazonex during pregnancy in fact, quickly removes the swelling of the mucous, restoring nasal breathing, however, for a short while. The need for its application arises constantly, and this, as it is not difficult to guess, is fraught with consequences for the future child.
Can I use Nazonex during pregnancy?
In general, there is no safe cure for the common cold in pregnancy with the help of medicines. Absolutely fearlessly, only saline and sea water can be used, but the whole trouble is that it helps units. Doctors recommend non-drug treatments for the common cold in pregnancy, and women do not stop looking for effective and at least relatively safe nasal drops or sprays.
The use of vasoconstrictor drugs for future mothers is allowed only in the most extreme cases, only on the recommendation and under the supervision of a doctor and only for several days (not more than a week). This also applies to the use of Nazonex during pregnancy.
Pharmacists assure that, if the recommended dosages are observed, the active substances of the drug do not enter the systemic bloodstream, and therefore should not have any effect on the fetus. But this question has not been practically investigated. Like all vasoconstrictor drugs, Nazonex is considered potentially unsafe by default. And, like any other remedy, it can also cause side effects:
- irritation of the nasal mucosa;
- Dryness and burning in the nasal cavity;
- increased intraocular pressure;
- Sneezing. In addition, with hormonal drugs during pregnancy is generally dangerous to deal with, so doctors prefer to appoint, if necessary, alternative drops and sprays from the common cold, mostly for children.
Way of application
In the most critical cases, a pregnant woman can be prescribed according to an individual scheme, but not in the first trimester. Usually, For more than a week, when used no more than once a day, Nazonex is not allowed to apply.
If a woman in the period of carrying a child used Nazoneks, then after his birth, it is necessary to check the adrenal gland because of the risk of developing hypofunction (alarms!).
So, no matter how hard it was, we still advise you not to use such drugs for the entire period of bearing a baby. In any case, the decision you made entirely lays responsibility for it only on you.
We wish easy breathing and a happy pregnancy!