Valocordin-Doxylamine instructions for use
Valokordin-Doksilamin - a drug prescribed for sleep disorders.
Form of issue and composition
The drug is produced in the form of drops for oral administration.
1 ml of liquid (22 drops) contains the following components:
- Active ingredient - doxylamine succinate in an amount of 25.0 mg;
- Auxiliary substances - peppermint oil, ethanol96%, purified water in a ratio of 1.4: 450: 449.7 mg respectively.
Valokordin-Dioxylamine has a hypnotic and sedative effect. As a result of taking the drug, the time of falling asleep decreases, the quality of sleep improves and its duration increases. The medicine does not affect sleep phases. The drug also has an anti-allergic effect.
The effect of the drug manifests itself 30 minutes after its administration. The duration of action is 3-6 hours.
The medicine is very well absorbed and absorbed in the digestive tract. The bulk of the drug is excreted from the body through the kidneys, in part with feces.
Indications for use
Valocordin-Doxylamine is prescribed for the symptomatic treatment of periodic sleep disorders (eg, nighttime awakening or difficult falling asleep).
Also, the drug is recommended for rashes, skin itching, allergic reactions. Can be used as a component of combined drugs in the treatment of cough, colds.
The drug is contraindicated in the following cases:
- Pregnant and lactating women;
- With individual intolerance to certain components of the drug;
- Patients with prostatic hyperplasia, an angle-closure glaucoma;
- Retention of urine;
- It is not recommended for children under 6 years of age as antihistamines and children under 16 years of age as sedatives and sleeping pills.
The drug is intended for oral administration. In case of sleep disturbance and insomnia, adults are prescribed 15-25 mg 30 minutes before bedtime.
To treat allergic reactions take 25 mg every 4-6 hours. The maximum dosage per day is 150 mg.
Duration of treatment - 2 weeks.
In case of taking the drug at a dose exceeding the therapeutic norm, the following symptoms of overdose may appear:
- Convulsions , tremor;
- Anxiety, depression, drowsiness;
- Orthostatic collapse, lowering blood pressure;
- Redness of the face, hyperthermia;
- Dilated pupils;
In such a situation, symptomatic treatment is performed, artificial ventilation of the lungs is made, and anticonvulsants are prescribed.
The drug contains alcohol, so it is dangerous for patients with functional disorders of the liver, epilepsy, alcoholism, for children and pregnant women.
Since the drug can cause drowsiness, it is necessary to avoid work associated with rapid motor and mental reactions, as well as not to drive vehicles.
During treatment with Valokordin-Doksilamin it is possible to intensify the inhibitory effect on the CNS with parallel administration of barbiturates, antidepressants, clonidine, benzodiazepine, neuroleptics, narcotic analgesics, sedatives, anxiolytics, thalidomide, pizotifen, central antihypertensive drugs.
Simultaneous administration of m-holinoblokiruyuschih means increases the risk of the following side effects - constipation, urinary retention, dry mouth.
Alcohol increases the sedative effect of many antihistamines, so when using Valocordin-Doxylamine, you should avoid using drugs that contain alcohol and alcoholic beverages.
Storage conditions and shelf life
The drug should be stored in a cool place out of the reach of children. Use the drug can be within 3 years from the time of its production.
Valokordin-Doksilamin drops 25mg / ml 20ml - 200-285 rubles.