Any woman during pregnancy can experience poor health, pressure drops or headaches. Citramone is usually successful for such conditions. However, can this remedy be taken by pregnant women? How does the medicine affect the health of the child and the expectant mother?
Citramon is a sought-after medicine. This remedy successfully relieves headaches, helps with recurrent pain in women and copes with other types of pain. In addition, citramone has an antipyretic effect, acts as an anti-inflammatory drug. The drug contains caffeine, therefore, citramon is often advised to drink under reduced pressure in order to get rid of unpleasant symptoms and ill health.
However, this remedy is far from harmless. For example, it is not recommended to give citramone to children. But can the drug be used by women when carrying a child?
Citramon and pregnancy
Women at the beginning of pregnancy should avoid taking any medications; phytotherapy should also be used with caution in order to correct the condition. In the early stages, the risk of harming the unborn baby is very high, since it is during this period that the skeleton is actively formed, internal organs and systems develop.
Citramon is not a gentle medicine, it contains caffeine, paracetamol, acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin). All these components negatively affect the fetus, easily penetrate the placenta, and enter the blood of the unborn child. Therefore, in most cases, doctors strictly prohibit drinking citramone in the first trimester of pregnancy.
In the second trimester, the risk of harming the baby with the help of drugs is slightly reduced. However, it is impossible to say for sure in which week the main process of fetal development will end. Therefore, even during this period, the use of citramone can have a negative effect.
In addition, the body of a pregnant woman is more susceptible to the chemical components of drugs. Frequent or excessive use of citramone can lead to a deterioration in the well-being of the expectant mother, in particular, renal failure, allergic reactions, and so on may develop.
An undeniable prohibition is imposed on taking citramone at the end of pregnancy. This medicine can weaken labor, lead to the fading of pregnancy, or provoke a situation when the baby is born much later than the required date. In women who took citramone even in small doses in the third trimester, the threat of severe postpartum bleeding increases. In especially severe cases, a baby may be born, anomalies in the development of which will be incompatible with life.
Specific consequences of taking citramone during pregnancy
Treatment with citramone during pregnancy can result in the following negative and dire consequences for the baby:
- anomalies in the development of the child's skeleton;
- pathologies of the nervous system;
- problems with blood and circulation; the risk of the formation of such a disease as Reil's syndrome is very high;
- the appearance of such violations in a child as "cleft lip", "cleft palate";
- fetal hypoxia;
- congenital diseases of the cardiovascular system;
- the death of a child while in the womb or during childbirth.
For the mother's future, the consequences may be as follows:
- sometimes citramone causes excessive uterine tone, which can provoke premature birth;
- due to the possibility of severe bleeding during or after childbirth, the threat to the life of the youngest mother increases;
- intestinal and stomach ulcers;
- deafness may develop due to frequent intake of citramone;
- the occurrence of diseases of the nervous system.