Metipred during pregnancy, instructions for use
Metipred is a hormonal remedy the active substance is methylprednisolone. This drug is an analogue of the drug Prednisolone, which is better absorbed by the body. Metipred not delay sodium in the tissues, which is important if you use the product for a long time. This tool has anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive and anti-histamine effects on the body.
Metipred made in the form of tablets, powder and injection. This medicine has an extensive list of contraindications, therefore, this drug is sold only by doctor’s orders. Metipred during pregnancy and is used as stimulation of ovulation. Also used in the treatment of infertility, if it developed because of hyperandrogenism (elevated levels of the male hormone in the female body).
If a woman gets pregnant while taking Metipred, the medication should continue to take to prevent the likelihood of miscarriage. But the dosage should be reduced to a minimum.
Indications and contraindications
In gynaecology there are a number of indications for the use of Metipred:
- infertility, developed on the background of hyperandrogenism;
- the continuation of the pregnancy;
- support pregnancy habitual bearing;
- suppression of the immune activity before IVF;
- benign or malignant tumors;
- multiple sclerosis;
- lupus erythematosus.
Contraindications the drug is also there. And the list consists of a fairly large number of points:
- diabetes mellitus;
- ulcer of the stomach;
- cardiovascular disease;
- syndrome, start with those of others;
- mental illness;
- individual intolerance and allergic reactions.
How to take Metipred during pregnancy?
Metipred during pregnancy and are prescribed for a period of 2 – 3 months in a small dosage. The course is not canceled, if the pregnancy is the period of admission. It often happens that the doctor prescribes half tablets once a day. The regimen is assigned strictly individual.
The preferred time for receiving funds is after the morning meal. The pill should be swallowed with a sufficient amount of water. To avoid gastritis or ulcers, the tablets should not be chewed or crushed and should not take it on an empty stomach.
In cases where the drug is to be canceled, and its dosage gradually reduced. Failure to comply with the scheme and the cancellation of Metipred you can contribute to the appearance of severe side effects. If a woman is already pregnant, the ignoring of the scheme may even lead to miscarriage.
However, the General pattern of the cancellation no. For each case the withdrawal process is individualized and takes place only under the supervision of a physician.
There are cases when you stop the drug completely is not possible, because women due to cancellation may occur symptoms of spontaneous abortion. For example, the opening of the cervix, lower back pain, abdominal pain.
Metipred may be prescribed by the attending physician as preventive maintenance. If a woman with a normal hormonal background was prescribed Metipred, it is best to additionally consult another doctor. Because there are times when due to prevention of the drug, after conception there is an increase of androgen level. This shows that the appointment Metipred not carried a sense.
The possibility of side effects depends on dosage, which was appointed attending physician and how long is the course.
Side effects can manifest themselves in any system of the female body:
- the decline in glucose tolerance;
- the development of steroid diabetes;
- the deterioration of the adrenal glands;
- development of hypophyseal obesity;
- atony of the muscular system;
- high blood pressure.
- loss of appetite;
- ulcer of the stomach;
- disorders of the digestive system.
- heart failure;
- depression, apathy;
- sleep disturbance;
- muscle atrophy;
- tendon injuries.
The organs of vision:
- the defeat of the optic nerve;
- trophic corneal pathology.
Also among side effects there is a risk of allergic reactions, e.g., urticaria or anaphylactic shock.
Despite the fact that the drug has so vast a number of side effects, not need to worry too much about this. The drug is prescribed by a doctor in a highly individual way, and when used Metipred during pregnancy dosages are very small. Therefore, if the side effects will manifest, that they are expressed only in a small weight gain, which can then be very easily corrected by diet.
Serious side effects can be observed only in the patients who use the drug for a long time and with higher dosages.
Such a course can be assigned in case of serious problems with the hormonal and diseases that urgently need to get rid of, when planning a pregnancy.
Metipred during pregnancy
If on a background of reception of Metipred become pregnant, stop taking the drug are strictly prohibited. The first thing after the test showed a positive result, you need to consult your doctor, after which it needs to assign appropriate tests and, further, to appoint an individual plan cancellation Metipred. Usually this scheme is to increase the intervals between doses of the drug until its complete abolition.
Sometimes the drug is not canceled, and continue to take throughout pregnancy as a way to save this pregnancy. Russian doctors are convinced that, in minimal doses, “Metipred” does not bear the slightest danger to the mother or her baby. Although Western hospitals generally refused to use the tool in their practice.