Sedative “Corvalol”: the benefits and harms of the drug – 24 Channel

Заспокійливий засіб "Корвалол": користь та шкода препарату - 24 Канал

Ukraine is a fairly common drugs, “Corvalol”, they are used for problems with insomnia, neurosis with increased irritability.

“Health 24” gathered information about the benefits and harms of the drug.

Favor Of “Corvalol”

The main ingredients are ethyl a-bromsulfaleinovy acid, phenobarbital, and peppermint oil. Are auxiliary stabilizer, ethanol 96 %, purified water.

“Corvalol” release in the form of drops and tablets. This tool refers to hypnotics and sedatives.

Ethyl α-bromsulfaleinovy acid, which is contained in the medium, has a soothing and antispasmodic action. It reduces the reflex excitability in the Central parts of the nervous system by enhancing the effects of inhibition of neurons of the cortex and subcortical structures of the brain.

“Corvalol contains phenobarbital, which reduces the flow of excitatory influences on the cerebral cortex and subcortical structures.

Заспокійливий засіб "Корвалол": користь та шкода препарату - 24 Канал
“Corvalol”: the benefits and harms of the drug

“Corvalol” lower General arterial pressure, removing and preventing spasms of blood vessels, especially the heart.

Peppermint oil contains large amounts of essential oils, including approximately 50% of menthol and 4-9% of the esters of menthol. They are able reflexively dilate blood vessels of heart and brain, which can relieve spasms of smooth muscles. “Sage” has a soothing and mild cholagogue effect. Peppermint oil has antiseptic and antispasmodic properties, it is able to eliminate flatulence.

“Sage” is used in

  1. The neuroses with increased irritability;
  2. insomnia;
  3. in the complex therapy of hypertensive disease and dystonia;
  4. mild expressed spasm of coronary vessels, tachycardia;
  5. intestinal cramps caused by neurovegetative disorders (as an antispasmodic drug).

Sorry “Corvalol”

However, it has contraindications.

Заспокійливий засіб "Корвалол": користь та шкода препарату - 24 Канал
“Corvalol”: the benefits and harms of the drug

It cannot be used when:

– Hypersensitivity to the drug component, the bromine;
– expressed violations of the liver and/or kidneys;
– hepatic porphyria;
– severe heart failure;
– medicines containing phenobarbital, are contraindicated in severe hypotension, acute myocardial infarction, diabetes, depression, myasthenia gravis, alcoholism, narcotic and drug addiction, respiratory disease with dyspnea, obstructive syndrome.

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Also “sage” is not recommended to take with activities that require greater attention, rapid mental and motor reactions.

The presence of phenobarbital may lead to a risk of developing Stevens-Johnson syndrome and Lyell’s, which is most likely in the first weeks of treatment.

Through the use of the drug there is a risk of drug dependence, the possible accumulation of bromine in the body and development of bromine poisoning. During pregnancy and breastfeeding also should not use “Corvalol”.

“Corvalol” can cause loss of coordination, speed of psychomotor reactions, drowsiness and dizziness during treatment.

Заспокійливий засіб "Корвалол": користь та шкода препарату - 24 Канал
“Corvalol”: the benefits and harms of the drug

Prolonged and constant use of “Sage” causes dependence, withdrawal syndrome, psychomotor agitation.

Adverse reactions:

  1. from the digestive system: constipation, a feeling of heaviness in the epigastric region, with prolonged use – violation of the liver, nausea, vomiting;
  2. from the nervous system: weakness, ataxia, incoordination, nystagmus, hallucinations, paradoksalnie excitement, fatigue, slow reactions, headache, cognitive impairment, confusion, drowsiness, slight dizziness, decreased concentration;
  3. the immune system: hypersensitivity reactions, including angioedema,
  4. the skin and mucous membranes: allergic reactions, including skin rash, itching, urticaria, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis;
  5. from the side of blood system: anemia, thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis;
  6. from the side of respiratory system: shortness of breath;
  7. from the side of cardiovascular system: bradycardia, hypotension;
  8. from the musculoskeletal: long-term use of preparations containing phenobarbital, there is a risk of violation of osteogenesis.

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