Advantan - a drug for external use. It is not contraindicated during pregnancy, as practically not absorbed into the blood and does not have any overall impact on the human body. But the pregnancy - a special state in which advantan only recommended by a physician and with extreme caution.
Pregnancy and skin inflammatory diseases
During pregnancy, under the influence of hormones completely rebuilt the whole body of woman. Chronic diseases (including skin) in which a woman suffered before pregnancy, during pregnancy may be more likely to either worsen or protkat as usual. And some women during pregnancy and forget about all that were sick.
A feature of the state of pregnancy is also lowered immunity, which often contributes to the development of infectious and inflammatory processes. Diseases such as atopic dermatitis or eczema (especially microbial) during pregnancy may give frequent exacerbations, and if the inflammatory process is difficult, with severe swelling and itching, sometimes prescribe advantan. But it must always be remembered that advantan - a drug that also helps reduce the immune system, so there is a direct threat to joining bacterial or fungal infection
Fungal infection: to prevent and defeat
As advantan acts on the body of a pregnant woman
Advantan incorporates the main active ingredient methylprednisolone, which is a synthetic glyukokortikoiznym means (GCS), and has a pronounced anti-inflammatory, decongestant and antipruritic effect. All of these preparations with high efficiency and have many side effects.
Advantan peculiarity is that it when applied to the skin is practically not absorbed into blood and has no impact on the overall organism. But in this case the use of its short courses. Prolonged use may cause local side effects. And as the body of a pregnant woman functions is very individual, it is difficult to predict how he will react to this drug.
The mechanism of action is associated with Advantan that inhibits the formation of prostaglandins - biologically active substances involved in the expansion of blood vessels. At the same time activates the action of adrenaline, which has vasoconstrictor action. It is difficult to predict how such a game with the blood vessels will affect the pregnant woman. That is why the decision on whether or not to apply advantan, in each case must take a doctor.
In some cases, a pregnant woman can not be used at all advantan
In no case can not be applied advantan in viral infections of the skin, such as herpes recurrent infection. This will lead to a very rapid spread of the disease. Advantan also contraindicated in tuberculosis skin
TB skin - a rare form of the disease
, Syphilitic eruptions on the skin - reduced immunity under its influence will cause aggravation of these diseases.
In severe microbial eczema, when the inflammatory process in the skin occurs with severe swelling and itching, and a pregnant woman carries all this with difficulty, advantan use, but to protect against infection at the same time appoint antibacterial and antiviral drugs.
Do not use if advantan rozeatsea - this will contribute to an aggravation of the disease, as all SCS are provoking factors for rosacea.
Contraindicated applying any dosage forms to the elements Advantan rash appeared on the skin as a reaction to the vaccine, as well as increased sensitivity to components Advantan.
What side effects may occur
Usually advantan well tolerated by patients, including during pregnancy. Very rarely, in its application it may cause irritation to the skin and swelling
Prevention and treatment of edema - it is important to understand the root cause
, Redness and peeling. Basically, all side effects are long-term use of the drug. Therefore, a pregnant woman alone can not use it.
From the local side effects on the skin may appear spider veins
Spider veins - a sign of several diseases
, Depigmented spots, areas of skin atrophy (decrease in volume - the surface of these portions remaining below the surface of the skin), stretch. Stretch marks and skin atrophy - a consequence of the enhanced protein breakdown in collagen fibers under the influence of Advantan (as are all GCS).
Advantan not contraindicated during pregnancy, but it must be used with great caution and only on prescription.