How to use "utrozhestan" during pregnancy
Not every pregnancy proceeds without problems. Some women need hormonal support for safe childbearing. In such cases, physicians prescribe drugs containing progesterone, in particular, "Utrozhestan". His regular intake helps to strengthen the developing fetus in the uterus and to maintain desired pregnancy.
Instruction how to make "utrozhestan" during pregnancy
Most often during pregnancy "Utrozhestan" prescribed under the threat of an interruption, for the prevention of miscarriage in women whose previous pregnancy ended unsuccessfully, as well as in vitro fertilization.
"Utrozhestan" appointed by gynecologists in specific dosage and under medical indications, which are installed in the course of examination of the patient. Do not do it on their own without consulting a specialist: the preparation involves long-term use for a few weeks, the strict observance of discipline and not allow abrupt withdrawal.
The approximate daily dose of progesterone under the threat of miscarriage is 200-400 mg, and in special cases can be increased to 600 mg. When the woman's condition is stabilized, your doctor may reduce the dose or leave it unchanged for the entire period of treatment. According to the instructions, "Utrozhestan" can take up to 20 weeks of pregnancy, but depending on the condition of the placenta gynecologists sometimes increase the duration of use of up to 36 weeks. In other words, in matters of the drug strictly follow your doctor's appointments.
"Utrozhestan" can be taken orally or by vaginal administration, but during the pregnancy of the second method is preferable, since thereby progesterone absorbed more quickly than through the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, the intake is contraindicated in women with hepatic impairment.
Reception "utrozhestan" is as follows: - Wash your hands thoroughly - enter one or more capsules in the vagina to a depth of 5-8 cm - lie down for 20-30 minutes to dissolve the drug in the body, he acted and emerged ahead of time.
For the successful application of "utrozhestan" follow several conditions: - take the drug is always one and the same time, according to the prescription: single dose a day - at night, twice - in the morning and in the evening, three times - at 6.00, 14.00 and 22.00 - so as not to damage the lining of the vagina, shaved short nails or wear fingertip when administered capsule - because the capsule after a while derived from the vagina, use a panty liner to protect the underwear.
Undo "utrozhestan" check with your obstetrician-gynecologist. Typically, a gradual reduction scheme is applied at the dosage of 100 mg per week. For example, if a daily dose of up to 20 weeks of gestation was 400 mg, when continuously canceling the 21 th week, take 300 mg per day, 22 minutes - 200 mg, and 23 minutes - 100 mg during 7 days, then stop taking the capsules.