Almost every pregnant woman complains of puffiness. As a rule, edema appears in the region of the legs and ankles, and they can be determined by noticeable swelling. To combat edema, there are several ways, among which the predominant national medicine with all sorts of diuretic herbs and useful decoctions. But when puffiness begins to present a real threat, and not ordinary discomfort, during pregnancy, prescribe medication, in particular - Eufillin.
On the problem of puffiness
Edema is the accumulation of fluid in the tissues of the body. The cause of the appearance of puffiness in pregnancy is an increasing uterus, which exerts pressure on the pelvic veins, resulting in impaired blood flow and collecting fluid.
As a violation of the water-salt balance occurs gradually, the edema problem only occurs in the third trimester. As a rule, swelling manifests itself on the lower limbs and does not pose a serious threat to the pregnant woman. The appearance of edema on the face can be a sign of late toxicosis, which requires prompt treatment.
Euphyllin for pregnant women
In addition to puffiness, the drug is prescribed for bronchial asthma, impaired renal function, heart, hypertension. For what you would not have prescribed Euphyllin, you should know that pregnant women are prescribed a drug only in case of emergency. The medicine normalizes the work of the kidneys, helping to cope with a large amount of fluid, which effectively removes puffiness. In addition, Euphyllin during pregnancy displays excess salts, which also cause a violation of the water-salt balance. Despite the effectiveness, tablets Eufillin during pregnancy have a number of contraindications, so take the drug with extreme caution. The course of treatment can be prescribed exclusively by the attending physician, and only if the need for taking the drug exceeds the risk of possible consequences.
Euphyllinum during pregnancy is also prescribed intravenously for edema of the brain. It should be noted that this is an extreme measure that is resorted to when the previous methods of treatment have not yielded results, and not only the health of the child, but also the life of the future mother is under threat. If there are complications in the form of rapid heartbeat or dizziness, intravenous infusions of Euphyllin during pregnancy are replaced with a dropper.
Contraindications for taking Euphyllin are:
- increased or decreased blood pressure;
- disturbance of the cardiovascular system;
- individual intolerance to the drug;
- inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract;
Euphyllin - side effects during pregnancy
- allergic reactions;
- stomach upset;
- intestinal cramps;
- changes in the functioning of the heart system;
- fetal hypoxia ;
- death of the fetus.
Method of reception
Euphyllinum with swelling during pregnancy is prescribed by both short and long courses. The drug should not be taken before meals,
As a rule, Eufillinum is appointed in a complex with supporting biologically active additives and vitamin B6. Experts say that this combination is the most beneficial effect on the state of the vessels and has a relaxing effect on smooth muscles. Take the drug preferably under the supervision of the attending physician, and with long courses to report all changes in well-being.