However, quite often there is a need to fill the deficit of certain substances, for which doctors usually designate synthetic pharmaceutical products. Let them contain vitamins or mineral salts, without the need to take such medication in any case impossible. And this includes, among other things, Panangin.
Weigh the expediency of the appointment should be especially careful if Panangin is used during pregnancy. First, the reaction of the pregnant woman's body to these or other medications can be completely unpredictable. Secondly, the harm from them can be incommensurably greater than the benefits.
Panangin in pregnancy: features of use
Panangin is a potassium and magnesium preparation designed to fill the lack of these substances in the body in a variety of disease states. It can be prescribed separately, but more often Panangin is prescribed in complex therapy together with other medicines. Usually, Panangin is prescribed in tablets, but in acute cases, a solution for intravenous administration (during pregnancy this form of the drug is practically not used).
Let's say at once that there is no direct ban on the use of Panangin in pregnancy. However, pharmacists call for extreme caution during such therapy, especially in the first trimester of pregnancy. There are no clinical data on the effect of Panangin on the embryo. But the likely side effects are many:
- From the side of the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system: paresthesia, hyporeflexia, convulsions.
- From the side of the cardiovascular system: AV-blockade, a paradoxical reaction, hypotension, redness of the skin of the face.
- From the digestive system: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, a feeling of discomfort or burning in the pancreas.
- From the respiratory system: depression of respiratory functions.
- Other: a feeling of heat. Excess potassium - the so-called hyperkalemia - is extremely undesirable during pregnancy and very dangerous, it can even lead to cardiac arrest, so it's definitely worth thinking twice.
But, of course, before taking or prescribing Panangin during pregnancy, it is necessary to fully examine the future mother for the purpose of identifying a valid reason for such treatment.
Why is Panangin prescribed for pregnancy?
At forums in discussions about the admission of certain medications during the period of bearing a baby, one can often find arguments and advice from carefree women, as if an additional intake of vitamins would not harm a future mother or a future baby. This is a profound error. And before taking any vitamin preparation, including Panangin during pregnancy, you should be absolutely sure that there is an urgent need for it.
Panangin during pregnancy can be justified in a number of disorders in the work of the mother's body. Mainly it is a question of the increased stresses on the cardiac muscle, which are observed during this period. However, not every tachycardia or disruption of the heart requires medication intervention. Such conditions are often normal for the period of pregnancy and require absolutely no therapy. However, with heart failure, violation of heart rhythm or coronary heart disease, such a need really can arise. In such cases, Panangin is prescribed for protection against the background of cardiac glycosides and diuretics: it reduces the toxic effects of the drugs of this group, without reducing their effectiveness.
The need for the appointment of Panangin during pregnancy can occur already at the very beginning of its development - with early toxicosis, when sodium-potassium metabolism is disrupted. This is fraught primarily with dehydration, which carries a high degree of threat to the mother and child.
When there are swelling or seizures in pregnant women - due to certain violations in the body - Panangin too can help get rid of these symptoms.
It should be noted that Panangin in pregnancy is not in 100% of cases has a beneficial effect on the woman's body. But many pregnant women note improvement after application of this drug.
Way of application and dose
The dosage and the scheme of taking any medicines is always calculated individually. Panangin during pregnancy can be prescribed and 1 and 2 tablets per day, but their number should only determine the doctor!
Panangin should be taken after a meal, as the acidic environment of the gastrointestinal tract reduces its therapeutic effect. It is better not to combine Panangin with the reception of other medicines. If this is not possible, then it is necessary to warn the doctor that you are taking other medicines.
Only a therapist, and even better - a cardiologist can appoint a pregnant woman Panangin and only after carrying out all necessary for the formulation of an accurate diagnosis of the examinations. In this case, the doctor must take into account all possible contraindications and warnings to use Panangin. In particular, the drug is strictly prohibited for renal failure.
Do not underestimate the seriousness of the thoughtless intake of vitamin preparations - be responsible!