What cough syrups can be used in the first trimester of pregnancy?
Health experts recommend to avoid taking medications during the first trimester of pregnancy. So before you use traditional medicines for cough, it is recommended to try a more safe way is to drink plenty of liquids. Mild forms of the cough will help to eliminate hot milk with honey and herbal decoctions on the basis of mint, chamomile, sage and yarrow. However, this method may be effective only at the initial stage of the disease.
If you defeat the cough still fails, it fails, and becomes more pronounced, you should consult with your doctor about the use of traditional medicines – cough syrups.
To treat dry cough during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy can be used such drugs as "Bronchicum" and "Pour". With a wet cough, your doctor may prescribe a woman "Pertussin", "Bromhexine" and "Mukaltin". The specialist sets the minimum drug dose required for therapeutic effect.
What cough syrups can be used in the second and third trimester of pregnancy?
During the second trimester of pregnancy is allowed to treat a cough, such medicines as "Dr. mom", "Geelix", "Slowly" and "Bronchipret". All of these cough syrups are created on the basis of plant components, are therefore considered relatively safe. But to make them yourself without consulting a doctor, in any case impossible. In addition to cough syrups specialist may prescribe inhalation, which should be carried out with a nebulizer or special inhalation masks. Prescription solution for inhalation is also prescribed by doctors.
The treatment of cough during pregnancy should be done under the supervision of a physician and obstetrician-gynecologist. Only a specialist can determine whether a woman needs the drug. Thus, any cough syrup during pregnancy imposed only when there is strong evidence.
Regarding the timing of treatment should also consult with your doctor. Typically, significant relief when use of herbal cough syrups comes in the first day. The drug can be continued for 2-5 days, observing their condition. If the cough after this time has passed, you should stop taking prescribed medication and to consult a doctor.