Pregnancy greatly increases the burden on a woman's body. First of all, because of this, her immune system suffers, and the likelihood of catching an acute respiratory disease increases significantly. What to do in this case? How to cure yourself and not harm the unborn baby? Cameton will come to the rescue! In pregnancy, it usually does not adversely affect the fetus, but should be used with caution. So, about everything - in order.
Form and composition
The drug is available in the form of an aerosol. It consists of several active components at once:
- Eucalyptus oil. Has antimicrobial properties. In the first trimester of pregnancy, the use of products with eucalyptus oil is not recommended.
- Camphor oil. It has a disinfecting effect and accelerates blood flow. In this regard, during pregnancy, the usepreparations containing camphor oil should be administered with great care.
- Levomenthol. It has a weak analgesic effect. Not recommended for use during the first months of pregnancy.
- Chlorobutanol hemihydrate. Has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effect.
Vaseline oil is also included in the composition of "Kameton" as an auxiliary substance. Its main goal is to connect the main components.
The drug goes on sale in glass or metal bottles, equipped with a sprayer. This simplifies the use of the product and allows you not to worry about a possible overdose. Depending on the manufacturer, the bottle can contain 20, 25, 30 or 45 ml of the product.
In some cases, in pharmacies, instead of "Kameton" they offer to buy "Kameton Forte". It is important to know that these are not exactly identical drugs! In "Kameton Forte" the concentration of active substances is much higher. In addition, it contains an additional component - hexytidine.
The product has enveloping and hemostatic properties, has a strong antimicrobial and antifungal effect against all known strains of bacteria and fungi.
Indications for use
The instructions for "Kameton" indicate that the drug is prescribed during various respiratory diseases. Due to the fact that the tool has a wide spectrum of action, it can be prescribed:
- for laryngotracheitis;
- candidal lesions of the throat and mouth;
The use of "Kameton" during pregnancy is also possible in the presence of perspiration, tingling during swallowing, sore throat during acute respiratory diseases.
Contraindications for use
During pregnancy, "Kameton" is contraindicated for use in the presence of hypersensitivity to the components of the drug.
Women with hypertonicity will also have to look for a replacement remedy, since vaseline oil can activate the tone of the uterus, which can lead to premature onset of labor or miscarriage. In particular, this applies to the use of "Kameton" during pregnancy in the 1st trimester and in the last months.
The effect of the drug on the unformed fetus has not yet been fully studied. In the first trimester of pregnancy, "Kameton" is not used for treatment for this reason.
The use of "Kameton" during pregnancy can cause the development of various side effects. In the instructions for the drug, the manufacturer warns of such pathological conditions as:
- allergic contact dermatitis;
- skin rash;
- damage to the oral mucosa;
- Quincke's edema;
- shortness of breath;
- temporary disturbances in the work of tastereceptors;
- inflammation, swelling, dry mucous membranes;
- blistering in the nasopharynx;
- itching and burning on the tongue;
- changing the color of the tongue and tooth enamel;
- increased salivation;
- vomit (if swallowed).
If at least one of the above symptoms appears, you must stop using Kameton during pregnancy and seek help from a therapist.
In fairness, it should be noted that in most cases the drug is well tolerated, and side effects occur only if used incorrectly or if there is hypersensitivity to its components. According to statistics, this happens in about 10% of cases. Therefore, with careful adherence to the dosage and duration of treatment, the likelihood of side effects remains minimal.
Instructions for using the drug
The instructions for "Kameton" indicate that the drug is approved for use during pregnancy. But there are a few rules that are important to follow.
Aerosol "Kameton" during pregnancy is not used for treatment in the first trimester due to the risk of increasing the tone of the uterus. In all other cases, the drug is used only after consultation with the doctor. In the third trimester, the use of "Kameton" for treatment is allowed only under medical supervision.
Before spraying the aerosol, it is necessary to clear the nose of accumulated mucus or gargle. This will significantly increase its efficiency. Whereinno need to tilt the drug balloon or tilt your head back.
The next thing to consider is dosage. The instructions indicate that during pregnancy the drug is used:
- In the treatment of throat diseases - 2-3 injections up to 3 times a day. The product is best used after meals. After applying "Kameton" you can not eat and drink for half an hour. It is forbidden to inhale the aerosol after injection!
- In the treatment of diseases of the nose - 1-2 injections up to 3 times a day. In this case, it is necessary to take a breath during the use of the drug.
The duration of therapy is set by the doctor on an individual basis. It must not exceed 7 days!
Other recommendations for use
Cylinder with the drug should not be stored in a place accessible to children or near sources of fire. In addition, it is forbidden to subject it to mechanical damage or disassemble.
You can't use the same can to treat multiple people at once. It is unhygienic and promotes the spread of infection.
It is important to avoid getting the product into the organs of vision! If this does happen, you should immediately rinse your eyes with plenty of water and consult an optometrist.
Terms and conditions of storage
"Kameton" should be stored at a temperature not exceeding 25 degrees. Shelf life is 2 years.
"Kameton" during pregnancy can be replaced by some other drugs. They have similartherapeutic effect and chemical composition. The most popular means are:
- spray "Ingalipt";
- Gexoral aerosol;
- aerosol "Miramistin";
- Furasol conditioner;
- Givalex solution;
- Ajisept lozenges.
Do not replace "Kameton" with other drugs at your own discretion. Such a decision should be made exclusively by a specialist.
Reviews about the drug
About the use of "Kameton" during pregnancy, reviews are in most cases positive. Satisfied patients note its low cost (up to 100 rubles per bottle), the absence of a large number of contraindications for use and side effects.
Women claim that the remedy is highly effective during the treatment of both throat diseases and the common cold. Reduction of unpleasant symptoms is observed after the first use! Normal breathing returns, sore throat and discomfort in the throat disappear, and due to the outflow of blood from the affected areas, their swelling decreases.
But there are also negative reviews about the drug, which indicate the absence of any result. Such patients are advised to use "Kameton" in combination with other drugs, since the drug has a very weak effect. Unfortunately, there is no way to find out why the drug did not live up to expectations and turned out to be ineffective.
Note that negative reviews are very rare, inwhile the number of positives is only increasing every day.