The expectant mom's body is very vulnerable and requires special care and attention from medical staff. Worrying for the health of the future baby, mommy is usually dissatisfied with the appointments of the attending physician. Nothing wrote was bad, but suddenly the disease will lead to negative consequences for the fetus. The doctor prescribed strong medication – the woman panic, because when you are pregnant, do not take anything except vitamins. Especially a lot of controversy is the use of the drug "Ceftriaxone" in pregnancy. Undoubtedly, it is a powerful antibiotic that should only be assigned to an experienced doctor. Today we talk more, in some cases, it may not be safe if it's of any baby.
Pros and cons
The use of the drug "Ceftriaxone" during pregnancy is a serious measure which is not applied without good reason. Indeed, sometimes it is impossible to predict how the body will react to a particular drug, especially when it comes to antibiotics. In this respect, their use is always a risk. But to refuse treatment is not always possible, because the disease can progress, creating risks to save pregnancy and baby health. However, the self can not be out of the question, only a doctor on the basis of the conducted examinations can be prescribed such a strong drug as a "Ceftriaxone" during pregnancy.
Why Doctors Choose This Drug
This drug belongs to the group of cephalosporins of the third generation. As you know, bacteria gradually develop resistance to antibiotics and they cease to operate. Therefore, pharmacists are constantly creating more advanced and powerful drugs, which are resistant to the maximum number of bacteria. It is because the choice of doctors becomes the "Ceftriaxone" in pregnancy. This gives the maximum chance to win any of anaerobic, aerobic, gram-positive or gram-negative bacteria in the shortest possible time. Applying the weaker antibiotics previous generations, you may experience a progressive deterioration, which is highly undesirable. In this case, much better to use "Ceftriaxone". It effectively kills various harmful micro-organisms which have adapted successfully to other antibiotics.
In what cases is justified the appointment of such a strong drug
Most often it is the pyelonephritis and other kidney disease. In this case, the real lifesaver is "Ceftriaxone" in pregnancy. The reviews confirm that many women would be unable to become a mother, if not for that drug. Chronic pyelonephritis develop during pregnancy, can cause serious complications up to the kidney failure that endangers two lives. In addition, this drug is prescribed for infectious diseases of the abdominal organs, including gastrointestinal inflammation and inflammatory gallbladder disease. The list of indications include infections of the genital organs, pelvic organs and bones and skin and joints.
Additionally, you can give a whole list of diseases where it is shown "Ceftriaxone". This is an infection of the upper and lower respiratory tract and the disease salmonellosis. This includes Lyme disease and typhoid fever, bacterial meningitis, syphilis and sepsis. As you can see, the list is quite large. However, we cannot say that any of these diagnoses automatically assigns the antibiotic. In any case, the physician must assess the condition of the patient, the severity of the disease and only then prescribe treatment. For example, infections of the upper Airways in 80% of cases can be cured much more gentle way.
Pregnancy in the early stages
As you know, the placenta begins to function only from the twelfth week of pregnancy and, therefore, only to the end of the first trimester appears the placental barrier, which serves a barrier to drugs entering the body of the mother. That is why the purpose of any drugs prior to this date must be carefully weighed. However, the danger is not only that. Any strong drug, especially an antibiotic, has a specific teratogenic effect, that is able to cause various developmental abnormalities of the fetus. This means that they ingested at the time when laid major organs and systems (cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous) is unacceptable. However, "Ceftriaxone" in pregnancy (1 trimester) may be assigned if its good for pregnant woman higher than the perceived risk to the child. That is, if we are talking about saving the mother's life, doctors will not be considered a risk to the fetus.
Now comes the golden age of pregnancy. The basic organs and systems of the baby have already been formed, which means that pathologies of development (if they have not been until now) are unlikely to develop. In addition, the placental barrier is included in the work. This largely explains why doctors choose "Ceftriaxone" for treatment of women during pregnancy. The 2nd trimester is the period when the burden on internal organs increases, and with it the risk of exacerbation of chronic diseases. In this case, cephalosporins practically do not overcome the placental barrier, which makes them irreplaceable assistants to doctors.
Time passes, and the child is ready to be born at any moment, now it can already be released with the help of an incubator. However, it is for this period that the greatest number of cases of gestosis or exacerbation of chronic kidney diseases occur. That's why a pregnant woman should constantly take a urine test, and if it's bad, then "Ceftriaxone" is administered during pregnancy (3 trimester). With its help, it is possible to prevent the development of such a formidable complication and safely reach the delivery even with severe kidney pathologies.
How to take the drug during pregnancy
Depending on the situation, the results of analyses and well-being of the patient the doctor may prescribe intravenous or intramuscular injection. Very rarely, pregnant women are prescribed the tablet form. However, if such appointment be sure to ask the doctor his rationale and detailed guidelines for taking the drug. All the arguments of the attending physician should be set forth in available to the patient form, so it was understandable. Since we are talking not only about your health but about the future baby, you should be very vigilant.
How does the drug affect the course of pregnancy?
Antibiotic "Ceftriaxone" during pregnancy is prescribed only in extreme cases. Despite the fact that the placenta protects the child, a small amount of the drug overcomes this barrier. It is strictly forbidden to use the drug in the first trimester of pregnancy, since the risk to the child during this period is too great. With proper use of the drug in the second and third trimester, it does not affect the course of pregnancy, which is the main argument of doctors. However, it is extremely important to establish the sensitivity of the patient to the drugs of this group, since it is possible to develop an allergic reaction. It is strictly forbidden to exceed the permissible dosage, and also mix the drug with other antimicrobial agents.