- Reglan: help against nausea
- The mechanism of action of Cerucalum
- Side effects
Reglan - a centrally acting antiemetic drugs, has a pronounced therapeutic effect and, therefore, has a number of side effects. Therefore Cerucalum has some contraindications for use, which the doctor must be considered when it is implemented.
Side effects Cerucalum
Like any effective drug Cerucalum has a number of side effects associated with its effects on various organs and systems.
On the part of the brain and spinal cord during treatment tserukalom in some cases may appear side effects such as lethargy, fatigue, anxiety, fear, drowsiness or insomnia, low mood (depression), headaches, dizziness, ringing in the ears. Sometimes it is applied appear with nature involuntary tics of facial muscles, neck or shoulders (this side effect is more common in children), spasms of the facial and masticatory muscles, spasmodic torticollis
Torticollis - can pass itself
, Rhythmic tremor of language, speech disorders, occipital seizures (opisthotonus, when the body is curved arc, drawing on his head and heels, is more common in children), increased tone of the skeletal muscles, Parkinson (shaking palsy). If used Reglan for a long time, older people often develop multiple tics and parkinsonism.
Toxic effects Cerucalum may have on the blood, thereby developing agranulocytosis - a dangerous condition in which the blood of almost disappear granular leukocytes (granulocytes) - base of cellular immunity. The body becomes defenseless against the invasion of infection is especially dangerous in children.
On the part of the circulatory system during treatment tserukalom may cause palpitations, low or high blood pressure (or alternating with sudden changes).
On the part of the gastrointestinal tract are possible side effects such as dry mucous membranes of the mouth, constipation or diarrhea.
For part of the internal secretion for prolonged use Cerucalum possible hormonal changes with the appearance of gynecomastia
Gynecomastia - known since ancient times
(increase mammary glands of female type) in men and menstrual irregularities and the appearance of the milk from the mammary glands in females. Such side effects are more common in adolescents are associated with the stimulation of the synthesis of certain hormones pituitary and adrenal glands.
Contraindications for use Cerucalum
Contraindications for use Cerucalum stem from its mechanism of action and side effects. Since Reglan can stimulate the synthesis of certain hormones of the adrenal and pituitary glands, contraindication for his appointment are hormone producing tumors of these organs (eg, pheochromocytoma).
Preepyatstviem for appointment Cerucalum are also intestinal obstruction, bleeding from various organs of the gastrointestinal tract, the violation of integrity (perforation) of the stomach or intestinal walls. In all these states, increased motor activity of muscles of the gastrointestinal tract may lead to a deterioration of the patient.
The tendency of a patient with convulsions (convulsive readiness, it is particularly characteristic of children with perinatal lesions of the nervous system), tics of the face and upper body, and various movement disorders are also contraindications for appointment Cerucalum, as the latter can provoke an aggravation of these processes.
In pregnancy, Reglan absolutely contraindicated in the first trimester (the first 12 weeks of pregnancy), because in this period there is a bookmark human organs and tissues, and any drug can interfere with this process and prevent it, which is manifested in a variety of developmental abnormalities. In the second and third trimester of pregnancy absolute contraindications for appointment Cerucalum not, but it is strictly prescribed by prescription, and treatment should take place under medical supervision.
When feeding your baby
Breastfeeding - a personal choice
Reglan-feeding is contraindicated, since it gets from the blood in human milk and may harm the baby. If reception Cerucalum vital feeding mother, she should terminate at the time of breastfeeding. The tragedy in this is not so great as it is today produced infant formula
Dairy mixture - selection of useful power
Replacing human milk. It is only necessary not to forget to express milk, as much milk is decanted, and so it will arrive. This will safely return to breastfeeding after treatment tserukalom.
Children from birth to two years of Reglan is not appointed because of its side effects, which in this age are generalized (common) character. At older ages tserukal children prescribed with caution and only if strict indications.
Finally, Reglan is not given to patients who have individual intolerance of the drug.
Precautions tserukalom treatment should be carried out with high blood pressure, asthma, severe liver and kidney diseases in violation of their functions.
Reglan - is an effective antiemetic central action, which must appoint a doctor.