The drug "Ampicillin" during pregnancy - the risk or benefit
During pregnancy, it is allowed to take a very small amount of drugs. And the antibiotic Ampicillin is one of them.
What is the drug "Ampicillin"?
This is a drug from the group of antibiotics. It is active against most pathogenic bacteria and microbes. But it is worth remembering that ampicillin trihydrate is absorbed in the digestive tract by only 60%. However, it must be taken before or after eating, otherwise its absorption will be even less.
Is the drug dangerous in the first trimester?
It is worth being very careful when the drug Ampicillin is prescribed during pregnancy, especially in its first trimester. Indeed, at this time all the organs of the unborn child begin to be laid, which means that medication intervention can lead to complications or defects in the development of the newborn. But to determine what caused them will be quite difficult. That is why the antibiotic "Aampicillin" is prescribed during pregnancy only if the threat to women's health is much higher than the threat to the health of the future baby.It is very serious. In addition, if the doctor prescribes the drug "Ampicillin", the dosage will be minimal.
In the second trimester, the threat to the fetus is minimal, the woman’s well-being becomes much better. True, there remains the threat of viral diseases, to which bacterial infection quite often joins. In this case, the medicine Ampicillin will be prescribed during pregnancy, if, of course, it was not possible to block the effect of bacteria without the use of an antibiotic. However, it is not worth taking it without consulting a doctor. Danger to the fetus does not carry the drug, but here are some unpleasant side effects in the form of dysfunction of the gastrointestinal tract or thrush are quite possible. And they are much more difficult to treat than commonplace rhinitis.
In the last trimester, the threat to the health of the mother and child increases again. And here the side effect can be pretty serious - bleeding. After all, ampicillin trihydrate has the ability to reduce blood clotting, and this is completely unnecessary before delivery. In addition, the drug "Ampicillin" during pregnancy can lead to the development of anemia.But it is with blood that oxygen is supplied to the child. The consequence of this is oxygen starvation, which means that the baby’s brain may suffer.
Advantages and disadvantages
All side effects of the drug can result in quite significant problems for the mother and child in the last term of pregnancy. However, with the right medication "Ampicillin" and strictly under the supervision of a doctor, it can bring great benefits: save the mother from infections and prevent them from penetrating to the fetus. And most importantly, if you have a tendency to allergies, be sure to notify your doctor. Otherwise, the results of treatment can be very bad. Indeed, during pregnancy, many diseases, including allergies, are manifested to a greater extent.
We reduce side effects to a minimum
In order for the side effects of taking the antibiotic Ampicillin to be less obvious, especially from the digestive tract, you need to take vitamins and probiotics with it. They will help support the body and increase immunity.