1 ml of the drug contains:
phenobarbital - 18.40 mg,
ethyl bromisovalerianate - 18.40 mg.
peppermint oil - 1.29 mg,
hop oil - 0.18 mg,
ethanol 96% - 469.75 mg,
purified water - 411.97 mg.
Valocordin is a combined drug whose therapeutic effect is due to the pharmacological properties of the components that make up its composition.
Phenobarbital has a sedative and mild hypnotic effect. Helps reduce the excitation of the central nervous system and facilitates the onset of natural sleep.
Ethyl bromisovalerianate has a sedative, hypnotic and antispasmodic effect.
- Functional disorders of the cardiovascular system (including cardialgia, sinus tachycardia).
- Neurosis accompanied by irritability, anxiety, fear.
- Insomnia (difficulty falling asleep).
- State of excitement, accompanied by pronounced autonomic reactions.
- Hypersensitivity to any of the components of the drug.
- Severe renal and / or liver dysfunction.
- Lactation period.
- Children under 18 years old.
With caution: liver disease, alcoholism, traumatic brain injury, brain disease since the drug contains ethanol.
Valocordin, as a rule, is well tolerated even with prolonged use.
In some cases: in the daytime, drowsiness and slight dizziness may occur.
With prolonged use of large doses: it is possible to develop chronic bromine poisoning, the manifestations of which are: depressive mood, apathy, rhinitis, conjunctivitis, hemorrhagic diathesis, impaired coordination of movements.
Rarely: with increased sensitivity, skin reactions may occur.
If you experience any side (unusual) effects that are not reflected in the instructions, you must inform your doctor.
With the simultaneous use of Valocordin with sedatives - increased effect.
The simultaneous use with antipsychotics and tranquilizers enhances, and with stimulants of the central nervous system, weakens the effect of each of the components of the drug. Alcohol enhances the effects of Valocordin and may increase its toxicity.
The presence of phenobarbital in Valocordin can induce microsomal liver enzymes, and this makes it undesirable to use it simultaneously with drugs that are metabolized in the liver, since their concentration and, accordingly, their effectiveness will change as a result of a more accelerated metabolism (indirect anticoagulants, antibiotics, sulfonamides, etc. .).
Phenobarbital weakens the effect of coumarin derivatives, glucocorticosteroids, griseofulvin, and oral contraceptives.
How to take, course of administration and dosage
Valocordin is taken orally, before meals, with a small amount of liquid. The dose is set individually.
Adults are usually prescribed 15-20 drops 3 times a day.
In case of impaired falling asleep, the dose can be increased to 30 drops. The duration of the drug is determined individually by the doctor.
Symptoms: with mild to moderate intoxication, drowsiness, dizziness, psychomotor disturbances are observed. In severe cases - coma, decreased blood pressure, respiratory failure, tachycardia, vascular collapse, decreased peripheral reflexes.
Treatment: flush the stomach, take activated charcoal and immediately call a doctor.
If necessary, the appointment of the drug during lactation should decide on the termination of breastfeeding.
The drug contains 55 vol% ethanol (the absolute ethanol content in the maximum single dose (30 drops) is 0.469 grams) and phenobarbital, so Valocordin, even when used correctly, can weaken the ability of patients to react quickly in certain situations, such as when they are outdoors or when servicing machines. This is especially pronounced while taking alcohol.
With prolonged use of the drug, the formation of drug dependence is possible; accumulation of bromine in the body and the development of poisoning by it is possible.