A pregnant woman should not take any medication without a prescription, even the most seemingly secure. But if an obstetrician-gynecologist or therapist prenatal yet appointed any drug, so it does have a need.
Can I take a pregnant woman furazolidon
Furazolidone refers to the number of nitrofuran drugs. It is effective primarily against gram-negative bacteria (including Salmonella and Shigella causing intestinal infection), as well as against some Gram-positive bacteria. Furthermore, it has protivotrihomonadnoy activity and is effective in giardiasis.
Of all the drugs nitrofuran series (eg furagin, furadonina) furazolidon less toxic, so it is not contraindicated in pregnancy. Unlike other nitrofurans, which operate mainly in pathogens that cause infections of the urinary tract, furazolidone more effective in intestinal and genital infections.
Intestinal infection is especially dangerous for pregnant women, as the bowel disease, which is located in close proximity to the uterus, can not affect the course of pregnancy. Furazolidone in this case can be a great way out.
No less dangerous and genital infection such as trichomoniasis, after Trichomonas
Trichomonas - leads to infertility
can get into the uterus through the riser. Furazolidone can be assigned in this case.
Regarding giardiasis, the adults it rarely gives manifested complications, however, if such features will still also designate furazolidone.
Indications and contraindications for receiving furazolidone during pregnancy
Indications for a doctor's prescription furazolidona pregnant women are:
- intestinal infections (shigellosis, salmonellosis), paratyphoid fever, foodborne diseases;
- intestinal giardiasis with severe clinical manifestations;
- trichomoniasis, including Trichomonas colpitis
Colpitis - take a lot of trouble
(inflammation of the vaginal wall) and urethritis (inflammation of the urethra.
Any means basified urine (e.g., alkaline mineral water) to reduce the effect furazolidone and acidifying (for example, ascorbic acid) - increase.
Antibacterial properties furazolidona enhanced when administered with aminoglycoside antibiotics and tetracycline group.
Contraindications are individual intolerance furazolidona drug. However, precautions must be taken in case of severe kidney disease in violation of their function, metabolic disorders
Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things
to congenital deficiency of the enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase.
Side effects that may occur while taking furazolidone
Furazolidone is a MAO inhibitor - enzyme monoamine oxidase, which oxidizes and breaks down the neurotransmitters (norepinephrine, serotonin), transmission jitters in the central nervous system. MAO inhibitors inhibit the expansion of the neurotransmitters, which has an antidepressant effect.
This effect must be considered when assigning furazolidona pregnant women and observe the appropriate precautions. For example, in patients receiving MAO inhibitors in pregnant women may appear (this happens rarely, nevertheless, it happens) severe headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, especially when getting up from a lying or sitting position (up to be slow), drowsiness, reduced appetite, slight twitching of muscles, dark urine, diarrhea, skin rash, swelling in the legs, unusual restlessness, yellowness of the eyes or skin, heart pain
Pain in the heart - always consult a doctor
, Increased sensitivity of eyes to light, tension or pain in the neck, an unusually fast or slow heartbeat, sweating drastically. When such symptoms should be reported to your doctor, furazolidone in such cases are usually overturned.
Food, drinks and medicines that should be avoided while taking furazolidone
- strong meat and fish broth
- canned and smoked meat and fish
- beef or chicken liver
- smoked sausages
- avocados (especially overripe)
- sour cream
- soy sauce
- Brewer's yeast
- a lot of chocolate and coffee.
Because drugs with MAO inhibitors incompatible drops and sprays on a cold tablets and medicine for colds, inhalants from asthma.
Side effects are possible allergic reactions - the appearance of an itchy rash and oppression blood (decrease in the number of white blood cells, platelets and red blood cells) while taking furazolidone and drugs such as chloramphenicol and ristomycin.
Furazolidone during pregnancy can be used only on prescription.