Lozenges Strepsils during pregnancy: 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimester
Can I use lozenges Strepsils during pregnancy?
Pregnancy is a wonderful period in every woman’s life. However, at this time, the expectant mom’s body most susceptible to the different nature of the infections. Therefore, many pregnant women are faced with SARS, tonsillitis and other colds that may be accompanied by severe pain in the throat.
To get rid of this symptom can be difficult, especially if traditional methods of therapy to pregnant women in many cases prohibited. What should I do? Can lozenges Strepsils during pregnancy, and how it will affect the health of the unborn baby? We’ll talk about that next.
Properties of the drug
Strepsils is a combined drug, which belongs to the group antibacteriana funds. This medication is able to relieve the patient from pain in the throat due to the suppression of the inflammatory process of the oropharynx. These effects are achieved thanks to two active ingredients: dichlorobenzyl alcohol and amylmetacresol. Both of these substances have antimicrobial activity.
They are able to destroy gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Resulting in suppressed growth and reproduction of pathogenic microorganisms.
Is it allowed to take a pregnant?
The pharmaceutical market is diverse. There are many types of this drug. Some of them are strictly forbidden for use during pregnancy (e.g. Strepsils Intensive).
The rest is only allowed after consultation with the doctor. In the instruction it is specified that the company did not carry out clinical trials, so do not know how the drug can be safe in the period of carrying a child.
However, practice shows that a sore throat this drug is the future mother is very good at helping and easily transported, without causing side effects and adverse effects on the fetus.
What is included in Strepsils?
The main active components in all types of Strepsils are substances amylmetacresol and dichlorobenzyl alcohol. In various dosage forms of these substances are found in different quantities. Also there is a number of additional auxiliary components.
The original (candy)
Contain 0.6 mg of amylmetacresol, 1.2 mg dichlorobenzyl alcohol. Auxiliary components are levomenthol, peppermint oil and anise.
This is a classic form of the drug. At the expense of their constituents softens the mucous membrane of the oropharynx, increased secretion of salivary glands, improving blood circulation, thereby accelerating the process of recovery.
With a honey-lemon flavor
Pills Strepsils with honey & lemon flavors contain the same amount of active ingredients.
Subsidiary are honey, peppermint oil, lemon and tartaric acid. This kind of medicines can soften the mucous membranes of the oropharynx and enhance local immunity.
Honey, which is part of, has a bactericidal effect.
Strepsils Eucalyptus and Menthol
Contain 2 milligrams dichlorobenzyl alcohol, 0.6 mg of amylmetacresol and 8 milligrams of levomenthol. Auxiliary ingredients: eucalyptus oil, Indigo Carmine, tartaric acid. These candies have a soothing and expectorant action. Also included in the substances capable of exerting a vasoconstrictor effect, causing, the drug helps to fight even with the cold.
Contain in its composition of 1.2 mg dichlorobenzyl alcohol, 0.6 mg of amylmetacresol and 100 milligrams of vitamin C. This helps not only to get rid of a sore throat, but also enhance local immunity. Ascorbic acid is able to exert anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory action to reduce swelling of the mucous membranes, accelerate the healing process.
In its composition, in addition to antiseptics, contains rosemary oil.
Besides the tablets, no sugar, allowing you to take this drug, patients-diabetics and people who limit the amount of sugar in foods and medicines.
The lozenges are allowed for children over six years.
This drug, in comparison with all above-mentioned species, has nothing in common with them except the manufacturer. The structure of this drug is flurbiprofen. This substance is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, which in Strepsils Intensive is the dosage of 8.75 milligrams.
Due to its properties to reduce the inflammation, eliminate the pain symptoms and reduce the temperature, flurbiprofen effective against flu, bacterial infection, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis.
It is allowed to accept patients in the event of excessive tension on the vocal cords and under intense Smoking. However, the feature of this type is that it is strictly prohibited to take during pregnancy and children up to twelve years.
Spray, tablets, lozenges for sucking different shapes and colors with different flavors.
Indications for use
The drug is indicated for inflammation of the oropharynx (for fast relief of sore throat):
- when pharyngitis;
- for tonsillitis;
- in stomatitis;
- when periodontal disease;
- in laryngitis.
Instruction manual shows that the drug is forbidden to take ulcerative lesions of the stomach, allergies, bronchial asthma. Strepsils during pregnancy 1st trimester is also impossible to accept.
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In most cases, the drug Strepsils well tolerated. Side-effects it causes. However, in rare cases, may experience Allergy symptoms. Temporarily also can change taste perception.
Can I use medicine in 2 and 3 trimesters of pregnancy?
As practice shows, the Strepsils in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy can be prescribed by a doctor only in severe pain in the throat.
As a rule, the period of 16-22 weeks. 3 trimestre is also not recommended to use candy.
In the second trimester medication can be administered to the following scheme: one tablet two to three hours.
The maximum number of lozenges per day should not exceed 8 tablets.
Please note! Lozenges should dissolve evenly, sliding the tablet across the oral cavity. Because of this, reduces the risk of irritation.
Tablets should be taken thirty minutes before meals or after it. The effect will be better if before taking the pill to drink a little warm water. Then the active substance will fall into the blood flow, through expanded blood vessels of the mouth. The duration of therapy with this drug is not more than 5 days!
If during pregnancy the woman had allergic reactions that were not previously observed, drug use alone can not. You should always consult with a doctor. Perhaps the doctor will prescribe other medicines for the relief of sore throat.
Strepsils is a highly effective tool that cannot be used at random. Its active components, when injected into the blood unable a considerable number to penetrate through the placental barrier. Based on this, we can conclude that the harm to the child when using drugs, are minimized.
Do not self-medicate and be healthy!