Validol, like any other drug during pregnancy can be used only on prescription. The main problem is that no one checked how this drug affects women in different periods of pregnancy. It is not known well how dangerous this drug to the fetus.
Validol - one of the oldest drugs
Validol was first manufactured in the late 19th century in Germany from plants - mint leaves
Mint and its useful properties: aromatic freshness
peppermint and valerian root. At that time such clinical trials of drugs, as today, were not carried out, and further non-toxicity has been verified validol century-old practice. However, special studies on how it validol
Validol - old, but reliable
It effects on pregnant women and the fetus has not been so reliable information about this does not exist.
The problem is compounded by the fact that validol is the drug of vegetable origin, and in the process of production of finished dosage forms found different amounts of impurities (some manufacturers, it comes to 30).
It is known that vegetable products to date are not completely understood. That is why honest manufacturers validol write in their recommendations during pregnancy this medication should be used only when the intended benefits to the mother's body exceeds the risk of possible harm to the fetus.
Validol in toxicosis of the first half of pregnancy
In the first half of pregnancy in women frequently develop nausea and vomiting - symptoms of early toxicity. Validol may then bring relief. And if taken as instructed by two tablets three times a day, the trouble is not likely to be. But early toxicosis occur sometimes with very frequent vomiting and constant debilitating nausea. Some women taking such symptoms using validol take it frequently and in large quantities, which can lead to unpleasant consequences, and even poisoning.
For information on how to such "treatment" will respond to the fetus, we can only guess. So what are the symptoms of an overdose validol and how they can respond to a pregnant woman?
One of the main symptoms of overdose - allergic reactions
Validol has on the body reflex action. It is annoying cold receptors located in the oral mucosa, which causes blood to reflex release of various biologically active substances. One of these substances is histamine - the main substance that promotes the development of allergic reactions.
Elevated levels of histamine in the blood at high doses validol (or when a long reception) creates an increased allergic disposition of the body, causing an allergic reaction may develop a substance that has previously taken a woman without any consequences. It may be validol, and any other medicine and food.
During pregnancy, allergic reactions - is a big problem, because sometimes they require intensive medical treatment. A pregnancy and drugs - it is not always compatible.
Another problem pregnancy - low blood pressure
Low blood pressure
Blood pressure - dangerous if his swing?
(BP) during pregnancy is not uncommon. Sometimes women worry sudden changes in pressure, often associated with her emotional state.
Validol reflexively relaxes the smooth muscles of blood vessels, which can reduce blood pressure. Of course, if a woman's blood pressure is normal, then by validol it will not fall sharply, but low blood pressure may be reduced so that there will be a headache, dizziness
Dizziness - if the ground is slipping from under his feet
or even fainting.
This threatens not only the state of the pregnant woman, but the fetus as disrupted service to his body of oxygen and nutrients. Primarily, this can negatively affect fetal brain.
So can I take during pregnancy validol
Validol during pregnancy can be taken, but only for its intended purpose obstetrician-gynecologist who is a pregnant woman. The doctor will weigh the pros and cons, take into account the nature of the pregnancy, the woman's condition (blood pressure over time, the presence of chronic diseases, including allergic nature) and the fetus (presence or absence of feto-placental insufficiency) and so on. In this case, the reception validol in small doses short course will not harm either the woman or the fetus.
Pregnancy - is a condition where everything needs to be done as recommended by the doctor - a guarantee of a healthy baby.