To begin with, pectusin in pregnancy can be used as an aid for the treatment of certain respiratory diseases. This drug has a local-irritant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. The drug contains menthol and eucalyptus oil, which are acceptable for use during pregnancy. However, if you are allergic to these substances, it is better to find a safer cough remedy.
Menthol, which is contained in Pectusin, has an antiseptic effect, has an antibacterial effect, has a local anesthetic effect and facilitates the withdrawal of sputum during a cough.
Eucalyptus oil has similar properties to menthol, but it is a very allergenic substance. In fairness, we note that due to the content of eucalyptus oil, pectusine is often taken to relieve the pain in the throat that occurs when a strong coughing occurs. Also, pectusine is used to treat pharyngitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, tracheitis, tonsillitis and other infectious diseases.
Pectusin in pregnancy: instructions for use
The instructions to the drug say that pectusin during pregnancy is prescribed only when the expected benefit of the drug exceeds the potential danger to the fetus. What does it mean? This means that if you are taking any other medicines, then take Pectusine with caution, having first studied the interaction of medications taken. Since with the disease of the upper respiratory tract very often prescribed strong anti-inflammatory drugs, then taking Pectusin against their background is just a "drop in the ocean." In any case, it is by no means impossible to prescribe independently this medicine.
Pectusin tablets are taken sublingually, that is, put under the tongue and wait for the complete dissolution of the tablet. For the treatment of cough a day is recommended to take no more than four tablets. After they are absorbed, it is advisable not to eat or drink for some time to achieve the greatest effect.
Pectusin ointment is applied inside the nasal passages three times a day. However, the course of treatment is prescribed only by a doctor and depends on the severity of the disease and the reaction of the patient's body. As a rule, the course of treatment with Pectusin is about a week.
Contraindications and side effect
Despite the fact that in most cases the drug is tolerated by the body well, in some cases, when taking Pectusin, there may be an allergic reaction in the form of urticaria and itching on the face. If after taking the medicine you have noted the above symptoms in yourself, it is necessary to immediately stop taking the drug and consult a doctor.
As for contraindications, Pectusin should not be taken with such diseases as:
- an allergy to one of the components of the drug;
- bronchial asthma (especially during an exacerbation);
- stenosing laryngitis;
- Diabetes mellitus.
Note that Pectusin does not affect reflexes, so if you drive a car or work with complex mechanisms, you can not worry - this drug does not hurt you.
In conclusion, we note that taking any medication during pregnancy should follow the saying "seven times measure - cut once". Therefore, if there are alternative and safer methods of treatment, it is better to dwell on them. Naturally, after consulting with your doctor.
Take care and do not be ill.