Augmentin - a combined broad-spectrum antibiotic. Its use during pregnancy is not contraindicated, but Augmentin should be used with caution, especially in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy when there is a bookmark of organs and tissues of the fetus.
Infectious and inflammatory processes during pregnancy
During pregnancy, under the influence of hormones causes low immunity, which is a physiological response aimed at preserving the pregnancy - a woman's body is always striving to get rid of the alien embryo for him.
Immunocompromised lead to the fact that during pregnancy a woman may develop a variety of infectious and inflammatory diseases and worsen existing chronic inflammatory processes. But this is not all women, some, on the contrary, during pregnancy forget their earlier often exacerbated by chronic infections.
During pregnancy, women may experience complications from respiratory infections and often develop infectious and inflammatory diseases of the kidney - pyelonephritis. In these diseases sometimes require antibiotics, and the drug of choice in this case is often Augmentin.
As Augmentin effect on pregnant women
Augmentin is a combined antibacterial preparation, which includes semi-synthetic antibiotic of the group of broad-spectrum penicillins amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, which protects amoxicillin from the action of enzymes (beta-lactamases), allocated to certain types of bacteria. The presence of clavulanic acid, inhibits the action of beta-lactamases, significantly expands the already broad spectrum of antibacterial activity of amoxicillin, so Augmentin is considered one of the most effective antibiotics capable of killing pathogens of upper respiratory tract infections, urinary tract, skin and subcutaneous tissue, joints and others.
Laboratory studies of the action of the drug, conducted in animals during pregnancy, did not reveal his teratogenic effects, ie the ability to cause malformations in the fetus. Augmentin and intravenous use (as well as taking it orally) in clinical practice in pregnant women also showed no toxicity, teratogenicity, and the ability to cause reproductive dysfunction in women.
However, it was found that amoxicillin and clavulanic acid to penetrate through the placenta to the fetus, and may have some impact on it. Thus, in case of premature rupture of membranes augmentin use for the prevention of infection of the fetus may increase the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis in the newborn - inflammation of the walls of the small and large intestine with necrosis of tissue. In connection with this application augmentin during gestation only recommended for health reasons. Of course, the danger of his appointment in the first trimester (12 weeks), when there is a bookmark fetal tissues.
Which diseases during pregnancy may be appointed Augmentin
Augmentin is prescribed in the case where there is a real threat to the life of women under such infectious and inflammatory diseases such as severe bronchitis
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, Pleurisy, purulent sinusitis (sinusitis, sinusitis), purulent otitis
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and so on.
Assign Augmentin and inflammatory processes of urogenital organs of the female, which may threaten her life and health, - pyelonephritis, cystitis, inflammation of the uterus and its appendages.
Sometimes, the need for the appointment of augmentin occurs in other diseases, such as inflammation of the joints
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, Bones, abrasions, purulent wounds and so on.
Do not use Augmentin if you are hypersensitive to it, and hepatic dysfunction. If the kidney function in pregnant women it is prescribed with great caution and at a daily dose.
What side effects can be
The most common and most dangerous side effects are allergic reactions augmentin. These can be light and can be very difficult as anaphylactic shock or severe lesions of the skin and mucous membranes. Therefore, if you suspect an allergy Augmentin immediately overturned.
Augmentin can irritate the stomach and intestines, which manifests itself in the form of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. These phenomena are reduced, or if you take Augmentin just before eating. Adverse effects on the liver appears to transient disturbances of its functions and jaundice.
Moreover, Augmentin can cause headache, dizziness, agitation, seizures, and other unpleasant effects in the central nervous system. In the blood, under its influence reduced number of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets, decreased blood clotting.
Augmentin is well tolerated by most pregnant women, but it may appoint a doctor.