Valoserdin: instructions for use
- Valoserdin: instructions for use
The drug Valoserdin is a drug for oral administration from a group of psycholeptics. The drug has a pronounced sedative and vasodilating effect on the body, is prescribed for the treatment of neurosis.
Release form and composition of the drug
The drug Valoserdin is available in the form of droplets for oral administration in dropper bottles of 15, 25 and 50 ml of brown or orange glass.
The main active ingredients of the drug are phenobarbital and ethyl bromizovalerianat. The auxiliary components are: peppermint oil, hop oil, ethyl alcohol 96%, purified water.
Pharmacological properties of the drug
After ingestion of the droplets inside, the active active ingredients are quickly absorbed from the alimentary canal into the common bloodstream. Phenobarbital has a moderate hypnotic effect on the body, soothes the nervous system, eliminates an inexplicable feeling of fear and depression.
Patients who took this drug, noted that the natural falling asleep was improving, attacks of angina and pain in the heart of various origins disappeared, irritability and neuroses decreased. The drug helps to reduce panic attacks with neurocirculatory dysfunction.
Indications for use
The drug Valoserdin prescribed to patients for the treatment of such conditions:
- Sleep disturbances, insomnia;
- Unexplained feelings of fear and anxiety;
- Pain in the heart of various origins;
- As part of complex therapy for arterial hypertension;
- Panic attacks caused by dystonia;
- Violations of the organs of the cardiovascular system;
- Tachycardia ;
- The state of psycho-emotional over-stimulation;
- Frequent stress;
- As part of complex therapy for cramps in the intestines and gall bladder.
This drug is contraindicated for use in patients with the following conditions:
- Individual intolerance of the components included in the preparation;
- Disorders of the liver or kidneys;
- Cirrhosis of the liver ;
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding period;
- Chronic alcoholism;
- Severe traumatic brain injury;
- Acute myocardial infarction or cardiogenic shock;
- Children's age up to 16 years;
- Diseases of the respiratory tract, accompanied by obstruction and respiratory failure.
Dosage and administration
The dosage of the drug and the duration of the course of therapy prescribed to patients in a strictly individual manner, depending on the evidence, age, body weight, severity of clinical symptoms of the disease and the characteristics of the patient.
According to the instructions, Valoserdin drops are intended for oral administration. The drug is taken before meals, pre-diluted in a small amount of water. Adults prescribe the drug in the minimum effective therapeutic dose of 15-20 drops, which, if necessary, can be increased to 40-50 drops. In case of sleep disorders, drops are taken once in the evening before bedtime.
In the complex treatment of arterial hypertension or angina, the drug is prescribed 25 drops 2 times a day, the duration of the course of therapy is determined by the doctor.
When treating neuroses, a patient is prescribed 30 drops of Valoserdin 2 times a day. The duration of therapy is from 7 to 14 days. In the absence of the expected therapeutic effect, the patient should consult a doctor in order to clarify the adequacy of treatment.
Use of the drug during pregnancy and lactation
Drops Valoserdin not prescribed for the treatment of women awaiting childbirth. Part of the drug phenobarbital penetrates through the placental barrier and can cause abnormalities in the development of the fetus, in particular, intrauterine neuropsychiatric development. Ethyl alcohol contained in Valoserdin penetrates the fetus through the placenta and causes severe damage to the liver and organs of the respiratory system of the embryo.
The use of this drug during breastfeeding is prohibited due to the high risk of poisoning the infant with phenobarbital and ethyl alcohol. The active ingredients of the drug penetrate into breast milk, and then into the body of a child with food. If necessary, the treatment of neurosis or other indications of a nursing woman should consult a doctor for the selection of an alternative drug. If a woman needs treatment with Valoserdin, then breastfeeding should be stopped and the baby should be transferred to artificial feeding with milk formulas.
In most cases, the drops are well tolerated by patients, however, with individual hypersensitivity or prolonged uncontrolled use, the following side effects may develop:
- Lowering blood pressure;
- Slow heartbeat;
With an overdose of the drug in patients, blood pressure is greatly reduced up to the development of syncope and collapse. Possible abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, severe dizziness.
In severe cases, the patient may have a violation of respiratory function, a feeling of lack of air, bradycardia, confusion, coma during intoxication of the body with ethanol and phenobarbital.
When symptoms of overdose appear, the patient should be given to take in enterosorbents, call a doctor. Sometimes gastric lavage and symptomatic treatment is required.
Interaction with other drugs
With the simultaneous use of drops Valoserdin with other sedatives increases the risk of side effects in the form of drowsiness, lethargy, lowering blood pressure.
With the simultaneous use of antihypertensive drugs or beta-blockers in patients, blood pressure can be greatly reduced, which should be considered when prescribing the drug to a patient. If the patient is taking antihypertensive drugs, you should definitely warn the doctor about it.
Drops Valoserdin can somewhat reduce the effect of oral contraceptives, which should be warned patients who choose this type of protection.
Storage and release conditions
The drug is released in pharmacies without a prescription. Drops should be stored in the refrigerator, away from children. The shelf life of the drug is 3 years os the date of manufacture. After this period, the drug can not be taken orally.
The average cost of Valoserdin drops in pharmacies in Moscow is 35-50 rubles.