Gedelix is a new generation of drugs that combines the effectiveness of antibiotics, but does not affect all body systems when taken correctly.
This drug can already be prescribed from the very first days of the baby’s life, but we’ll find out with the help of the following information how safe it is for pregnant women.
The drug is available in the form of syrup and drops and is exclusively natural in nature. The composition of the drug does not include antibiotics and other chemicals.
Among the main components of Gedelix stand out:
- extract from the leaves of ivy;
- propylene glycol;
- a small dose of ethanol, absolutely safe for use;
- natural anise oil;
- cellulose of aquatic nature;
- sorbitol solution without crystal formation;
- a small amount of glycerin that does not affect the reaction;
- pure medical water.
The product has a sweet taste, pleasant smell and does not leave behind a feeling of bitterness, which allows you to use it without additional fluids.
Among the main uses of the drug are:
- complex treatment of acute respiratory infections;
- complex treatment of acute respiratory viral infections;
- dry or wet cough;
- inflammation of the bronchi, including chronic ones;
- complex treatment of bronchitis in the initial stage.
If during treatment with a drug, fever is added to these symptoms, sputum will begin to go away with blood or pus, acute throat and chest pain will be felt, you should immediately consult a doctor to clarify the diagnosis.
If there is no improvement within 7 days of taking Gedelix, you should seek advice to prescribe a more effective drug.
Due to its natural nature, Gedelix does not have a serious effect on important body systems. Once in the oral cavity, the active substance immediately begins its work, providing an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect.
Such an effect on the body helps to get rid of not only the main cause of the disease, but also to relieve sore throat, as well as prevent its onset.
Through small vessels, Gedelix penetrates the bronchi, where it starts the healing process. Ivy and anise oil cause sputum discharge, gradually clearing the airways. Sputum is excreted very gently without damaging new cells.
Simultaneously with the relief of coughing, the body’s immunity increases, and respiratory tract sanitation occurs.
What is the danger (and is it dangerous?) Of the drug for pregnant women?
Among the contraindications to the use of Gedelix, only individual intolerance to the components of the drug is called.
It can be prescribed from the very first birthday of the baby, but it is very important to monitor the progress of recovery.
The instructions also prohibit the use of the drug by pregnant women, since there simply is no reliable data on the penetration of the active substances of Gedelix through the placenta and their effect on the formation of the fetus.
Despite this, most therapists agree that this drug can be prescribed during the gestation of the baby, as it does not contain aggressive components.
Side effects from the use of the drug are quite rare and are associated exclusively with intolerance to Gedelix or a large dose of the taken syrup.
Among the registered side effects are:
- increased cough;
- skin rashes;
- excessive sweating;
- severe vomiting and nausea;
- stomach upset;
- itchy feeling throughout the body;
- headache amid other symptoms;
- swelling of the face and limbs;
- bloating and discomfort in the chest.
If there are several recurring symptoms, it is urgent to stop taking the drug and seek help from a doctor in order to avoid complications of pregnancy.
Dosage and duration of administration
When prescribing a drug during pregnancy, the general condition of the patient, as well as the complexity of the course of the disease, is taken into account.
Gedelix can be prescribed in the following dosages:
- in the early stages of pregnancy and with a mild cough, 2.5 ml of syrup is taken once a day;
- in the second trimester and with a moderate degree of cough, 2.5 ml of syrup is prescribed three times a day;
- in the third trimester, the dosage may be the same as in the second. Prescription of a medicine with a dosage of 2.5 ml four times a day is allowed.
Depending on the course of the disease and the tolerance of Gedelix to a pregnant woman, the dosage may be more or less than usual.
In the first 12 weeks of bearing a baby, Gedelix is prescribed in very rare cases, since at this time decoctions of chamomile and other plants are recommended to eliminate the problem.
With mandatory prescription, the dosage of the drug is minimal and at the same time it is worth constantly monitoring your condition in order to avoid the presence of side effects.
In the second trimester, Gedelix is not as dangerous as in the first trimester and can be prescribed as the main therapy in minimum and medium dosages.
At the same time, the time of taking the drug should not exceed a period of 7-10 days.
In the last trimester of pregnancy, doctors can safely prescribe the maximum dosage of the drug, as well as use it with complex therapy. The time of taking the drug during this period is also 7-10 days.
Since in the third trimester there is a high probability of edema, you should carefully monitor your health.
Herbion ivy syrup. It has a similar composition and can be prescribed during pregnancy, if circumstances so require.
Without fear, Herbion can be used in the third trimester, since at this time the risk to the fetus is minimal, and the drug is easily tolerated by a pregnant woman.
The course of treatment with syrup is the same as Gedelix and ranges from 5 and in severe cases up to 10 days.
Ivy leaf extract. A stronger remedy for the treatment of cough, since it contains a much larger dose of extracts from the plant.
Use with caution during the first trimester, and also monitor for side effects. Drug treatment can be continued for 7 days.
Spilled out. Also a herbal preparation. It can be used with caution in the second and third trimester of pregnancy.
In case of urgent need, the drug can be prescribed in the first trimester, if it is safe for the fetus and mother.
If you consciously decided to use Gedelix during pregnancy, you should not rely solely on the information in the instructions.
It provides only general descriptions of the regimen without taking into account the individual course of pregnancy and the presence of any diseases in history.
Sometimes a dosage adjustment of a drug is required so that it has the proper effect.
It is also worth remembering that pregnant women suffering from gastritis or a stomach ulcer, before using any medication, consult a gastroenterologist.