INTERRUPTION IN PREGNANCY
What is the peculiarity of taking Utrozhestan during pregnancy?
Pregnancy is a happy time for every woman who wants to have a baby. During this period, you need to take special care of your health and the health of your unborn child.
It often happens that women have miscarriages, pregnancy is terminated.
This can happen for various reasons:
- bad ecology;
- chronic diseases of internal organs and systems;
- hormonal imbalance;
- various infections inside;
- severe stress;
- wrong lifestyle;
- bad habits (alcohol abuse).
Today, thanks to modern medicine, there are various methods to prevent miscarriage.
A pregnant woman is monitored by a doctor and undergoes regular examinations during the entire period of gestation.
One of the common causes of spontaneous miscarriages is a low level of the hormone progesterone in the female body. To avoid such consequences, the expectant mother in the early stages is prescribed a hormonal drug Utrozhestan .
Instructions for the use of Utrozhestan during pregnancy
This is an analogue of progesterone, a pregnancy hormone necessary for its normal development. The chemical composition of micronized progesterone is identical to that of natural progesterone. The product is available in capsules and vaginal suppositories.
Ideally, these hormones should be produced by the ovaries, and with the further bearing of the child, the placenta is connected to the production. It is during the expectation of the baby that these hormones are responsible for the safety and normal development of the fetus, as well as for childbirth and its proper course.
Utrozhestan is completely safe during pregnancy. It does not replace natural hormones, but simply raises their level to normal. They have no effect on the fetus. And if you take it in the early stages, then it contributes to the transition of the endometrium to a normal state for development. If there is a threat of miscarriage, it reduces the contractility of the muscles of the uterus and tubes.
Only a doctor prescribes taking the drug and the full course of treatment. The product does not edema, does not increase blood pressure, does not promote weight gain, does not cause fetal malformations. Possesses sedateeve effect, that is, it has a calming effect on the central nervous system, can be combined with antispasmodic drugs. By this property, it mainly differs from synthetic analogs, which can provoke and cause emotional disorders. The tablets are available in dosages of 100 and 200 mg.
Many are interested in the question, until what week can you take Utrozhestan during pregnancy? It is taken in the first two trimesters as a prevention of miscarriage, that is, until the 20th week. On the third, other drugs are already prescribed, because for a long time it can cause liver dysfunction.
Of the side effects, the drug can give a drowsy state, headache, dizziness can be noted. Therefore, it must be taken with caution.
Contraindications for use:
- tendency to form thrombosis and thrombophlebitis;
- bleeding from the genital tract of unknown origin;
- previous diseases of the mammary glands or genitals;
- liver dysfunction;
- varicose veins;
- diseases of the heart and blood vessels;
- diabetes mellitus;
- bronchial asthma;
- CNS diseases;
- susceptibility to allergic reactions, including allergies to soy and peanut butter.
How and when to cancel Utrozhestan during pregnancy
It should be canceled gradually, following the instructions and adhering to the doctor's recommendations. It is impossible to abruptly cancel the medicine, this can provoke a miscarriage. The cancellation scheme is developed by the doctor. Cancellation begins when the pregnant woman's condition returns to normal and when the placenta is fully formed.
If the dosage per day was 400 mg, then the dose should be reduced according to the following scheme: drink 300 mg for two weeks, then two more 200 mg and one 100 mg.
The dosage is reduced gradually over 4-6 weeks. In addition, the woman in the position is controlled. If during pregnancy after taking Utrozhestan there are bloody discharge and pulling painful sensations in the lower abdomen, then the dosage is increased again.
If the discharge does not bother, then the cancellation of the drug continues according to the scheme. Gradually, the pills are completely stopped or they are replaced with alternative options.
Suppositories of the drug Utrozhestan during pregnancy
In most cases, women in position are prescribed suppositories that are inserted into the vagina. This minimizes the occurrence of unwanted effects. Suppositories dissolve quickly, penetrate the body, bypassing the liver and digestive tract.
With local use of the drug, the therapeutic effect occurs faster, and the load on the liver is small. By the way, vaginal suppositories can be placed even for those who suffer from toxicosis for the first weeks.
The course is prescribed by the doctor. If there is a threat youkidysh, then put one candle 200 mg per day or two pieces of 100 mg each morning and evening. The maximum dosage is three suppositories of 200 mg per day.
The instruction provides for the introduction of suppositories deep into the vagina before going to bed or early in the morning after waking up. After being introduced, you need to lie on your back for a while so that the candle can dissolve, and the substances contained in it can penetrate the blood. Suppositories are much more effective than oral capsules.
Suppositories do not give drowsiness, after which they do not feel dizzy or have a headache, however, a woman may have an individual intolerance to the composition of the product. Cancellation takes place according to the scheme developed by the attending physician.
The doctor prescribes Utrozhestan when planning a pregnancy in case a woman suffers from infertility and cannot get pregnant for a long time. Infertility is often associated with progesterone deficiency. The remedy can be prescribed if a woman has previously had spontaneous miscarriages due to a lack of this hormone.
Capsules can also be prescribed if the tests indicate a low production of this hormone by the female body. Such a deficiency eventually makes itself felt in the form of the development of cysts, hyperplasia of the endometrium of the uterus. This medicine is prescribed to avoid serious consequences.
The course on the use of the medicine is also prescribed by the attending physician. The dosage is selected taking into account the individual characteristics of the patient and her state of health. If there are contraindications, it is prohibited to use the medication.
Which drug is better, Utrozhestan or Duphaston?
Today Duphaston (dydrogesterone) and Utrozhestan (micronized progesterone) are some of the most effective hormonal drugs used in the threat of losing a child.
Utrozhestan is a natural progesterone, and Duphaston is an analogue of a natural one, in composition is close to a natural hormone, but created synthetically, produced only in pill form.
Both drugs are effective, but according to reviews and indicators, micronized progesterone is still better for the first months of pregnancy. It is an excellent tool for the prevention and treatment of infertility.
So, Utrozhestan is a hormonal medicine that is analogous to natural progesterone. It is of plant origin, available in tablets and vaginal suppositories.
Progesterone is involved in preparing the body for bearing a fetus and childbirth. It influences the transformation of the endometrium (the inner lining of the uterus), promotes the implantation of a fertilized egg.
Controls the growth of the uterus, has a relaxing effect on its muscles, fallopian tubes, participates in the preparation of the mammary glands for the future of feeding the baby's breastseu.
The main function is to preserve and protect the fetus, to participate in its formation, development and growth.
If there is a shortage of this hormone, the doctor prescribes a medication that helps to bring progesterone levels to normal. It is absolutely safe for both mother and fetus. By entering the body, it reduces the risk of spontaneous miscarriage.