The drug "Mildronate" is known for its ability to increase endurance and mental performance. During the period of bearing a child, a woman's body gets more tired and requires a longer period to recuperate. It would seem that everything is obvious, and this drug is downright necessary for pregnant women. But can Mildronate be taken during pregnancy?
What is this drug
"Mildronate" is a drug that affects metabolism. Its active ingredient is meldonium, which is found in every cell of the human body. When the body experiences an increased load, the drug restores the balance of oxygen in the cells, while at the same time eliminating the toxic decay substances from it, thereby protecting it from damage. This is the main action of the drug.
The drug helps the body withstand increased stress and replenish energy reserves. Using its basic properties, thisthe drug is used to normalize the work of the cardiovascular and circulatory system.
During pregnancy, "Mildronate" is not recommended to be taken, since the drug is able to act at the cellular level, and therefore penetrate the placenta.
Indications and contraindications
Why is Mildronate prescribed? To whom is it prescribed? Indications for the use of the drug are as follows:
- complex therapy for coronary heart disease, namely angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, and chronic heart failure;
- complex therapy of acute or chronic cerebrovascular accident;
- decrease in performance;
- increased physical activity, especially for people involved in sports;
- functional disorders of the nervous system resulting from chronic alcoholism;
- vascular and dystrophic pathologies of the fundus, hemophthalmos, retinal hemorrhages;
- thrombosis of various etiologies;
- diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy, etc.
You should pay attention to the fact that for what diseases and for what "Mildronate" is prescribed, only your doctor determines. You should not start taking the drug on your own. After all, there are a number of contraindications in which the drug is dangerous to take. Namely:
- increased intracranial pressure, in particular in violation of venous outflow and intracranial tumors;
- children andteenagers under the age of 18;
- hypersensitivity to the components of the drug.
Use during pregnancy and lactation
There is currently no data on the safety of using "Mildronate" during pregnancy. To exclude a negative effect on the fetus, they try not to prescribe this drug during pregnancy. However, if you still cannot do without it, then the doctor indicates the dosage and method of application.
Since no additional studies have been conducted and there is no information on whether the drug is excreted with mother's milk or not, it is advisable to stop breastfeeding for the duration of the medication.
"Mildronate" with FPI
The instructions for use of the drug state that "Mildronate" is contraindicated during pregnancy. But still there is evidence of the successful use of the drug in obstetrics.
Fetoplacental insufficiency (FPI) is a violation of blood circulation between the mother's body and the placenta of the fetus. As a result, the child does not receive the nutrients and oxygen he needs. This can lead to a delay in both physical and mental development.
"Mildronate" is responsible for delivering oxygen to cells, especially the nervous system. She, by the way, with FPI most of all suffers from the fetus. In addition, the drug protects nerve cells and removes toxins from them, thus preventing them from accumulating and destroying cells.
Among the useful properties of the drugits positive effect on the nervous system of the mother and her sleep is also noted. This will be very helpful for easily excitable and anxious patients.
Given all the positive qualities of this drug, it began to be used in obstetric practice. But this application is not yet massive, but only on an experimental basis. Therefore, basically "Mildronate" during pregnancy, obstetricians do not prescribe. It takes a lot of time and a lot of research to prove the safety of this drug for mother and fetus.
"Mildronate" in case of impaired labor activity
Violation of labor activity is manifested in violation of its coordination. At this point, the contractions become irregular, can sharply weaken. All this is due to the unstable state of the woman's central nervous system.
In such a situation, the introduction of "Mildronate" during pregnancy intravenously can normalize the activity of the central nervous system of the woman in labor.
Moreover, the drug is able to influence the nervous system of the fetus at this moment. In protracted labor with irregular labor activity, the fetus suffers from hypoxia due to squeezing of blood vessels during contractions. "Mildronate" helps the fetus survive this period with minimal risk to its nervous system.
Reviews about the drug
Reviews about "Mildronate" during pregnancy are quite ambiguous. Some still recommend drinking if prescribed by a doctor, others refer to the fact that it is contraindicated.
It all depends on the severity of the condition. Usuallythe drug is prescribed as part of complex therapy, together with other medicines that improve blood flow and oxygen supply to cells.
If your body tolerates this drug well, then you can drink it. As they say, it is worth taking the drug when the expected benefit from it outweighs the possible risk of complications. Of course, any pills and medicines are undesirable during the period of bearing a child. But if there is a question about the state of he alth of your baby, then it is better to follow medical recommendations.