Validol - old, but reliable

October 5, 2013

   Validol - is one of the most popular drugs, it is taken to calm down and when the "heartache." He will remove the headache under stress and after taking nitroglycerin for angina. Validol - is a drug that should be in every home medicine cabinet.

Validol - drug comes in tablet form, which is the active ingredient in the solution of menthol menthyl ester of isovaleric acid. It has a calming effect and dilates blood vessels, stimulating nerve endings. Validol taken sublingually - that is, put it under the tongue until completely dissolved. 70% active ingredient enters the body for three minutes, the effect of the drug becomes visible, on average, five minutes.

 Validol - old, but reliable


Validol take angina, seasickness (or air sickness - during rocking in airplanes), hysteria, neurosis and headaches caused by the intake of nitrates.

 Validol - old, but reliable


Do not take the medication if you have hypersensitivity to the active substance validol. If you have any chronic diseases, pre validol should consult a doctor or pharmacist.

 Validol - old, but reliable

How does validol

Validol is dissolved in menthol and metilizovalerate sublingual available as capsules, tablets or drops. The main action validol - calming (sedative). At the same time, he reflexively several dilates blood vessels by stimulation of sensory receptors (nerve endings) of the oral mucosa. It stimulates the body's production of painkillers and sedative substances (enkephalins, endorphins) and other biologically active substances that affect the permeability of the walls of blood vessels and pain.

When receiving validol under the tongue (sublingual), its effect occurs in about 5 minutes.

 Validol - old, but reliable

Who should take validol and to whom it is contraindicated

Validol can be taken in any pain in the heart. True heartfelt pain of angina, he certainly does not remove, for this you need to take nitroglycerin. The fact that heart pain Pain in the heart - always consult a doctor  Pain in the heart - always consult a doctor
   angina occurs due to compression of the arteries that bring blood to the heart muscle - coronary arteries. Often, these pains occur against a background of stress, besides the pain begin suddenly and can be very strong, causing the fear of death in patients. Remove a simultaneous attack of nitroglycerin under the tongue and validol. Nitroglycerin expand coronary arteries, and validol soothe and relieve stress. In addition, in some patients after administration of nitroglycerin begins to get a headache - validol remove or reduce these headaches. Vasodilator effect in validol insignificant on its own, without his nitroglycerin can not be used.

Good help validol pain in the heart, occurring against the backdrop of the neuroses (neurasthenia, hysteria, neurosis Neurosis - reaction to the nervous shock  Neurosis - reaction to the nervous shock
   obsessive-compulsive disorder).

Pain in the heart of the neuroses may be of different nature: they are aching, pressing, compressing. Duration of pain also can be different - from several seconds to several hours. Some patients complain that they beat in their hearts are not permanent and ever. Such pain nitroglycerin is not removed, since they depend on the state of the autonomic nervous system, which innervate the internal organs, including the heart. But they are well-shot reception validol - his calm, reflexive and easy analgesic effect perfectly help in such conditions - patients calm down and they gradually pass heartache. Often, these states occur on the background of menopause and premenstrual syndrome - validol positive effect on these patients

Validol relieve symptoms of motion sickness (sickness syndrome) - the reason for this state - disorders of the vestibular apparatus, caused by various reasons. This almost always suffers from autonomic nervous system. Validol reflex relieves discomfort caused by motion sickness - nausea and vomiting.

Contraindications validol is idiosyncrasy of this drug, and very low blood pressure. Precautions validol given to patients with diabetes Diabetes - threatening and incurable disease  Diabetes - threatening and incurable disease
 Because it contains sugar.

Side effects validol known to lower blood pressure, dizziness, nausea, watery eyes.

 Validol - old, but reliable

How to take validol

Validol in the form of capsules and tablets taken under the tongue. After taking it should be kept under the tongue until completely dissolved. The solution validol drops drip on a piece of sugar and keep under the tongue.

In attacks of heart pain or severe stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
   under the tongue, you can take one - two tablets or capsules, or 3 - 6 drops of validol. At night you can take 3 - 4 tablets or capsules validol. The daily dose of liquid validola - 9 - 24 drops. In some cases, the dose may be increased, but in this case may increase side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and watery eyes.

If validol not help and pain in my heart continued to disturb for 10 minutes after taking the medication, you should consult your doctor so that he appointed a complex treatment.

Validol - a drug that has been successfully used for many years. Its effectiveness as a sedative, relieves emotional stress, a light anesthetic and koronarolitichesky money no doubt. But if the person concerned about pain in the heart, first of all, you need to understand why they occur, that is to consult a doctor and undergo a complete examination. On the basis of this examination the doctor will decide whether there is enough validol receive one or need to conduct a comprehensive treatment.

 Validol - old, but reliable

Side effects

In rare cases it validol cause nausea, dizziness, headaches and watery eyes. Perhaps all these characteristics indicate that the patient's hypersensitivity to the drug. Generally, the side effects disappear soon after the patient stops taking Validolum.

 Validol - old, but reliable

Drug Interactions

About drug interactions validol is no reliable data. However, if you are taking any medications (prescription, non-prescription, or herbs), it is strongly recommended to consult with your doctor before you start taking validol.

Galina Romanenko

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Low blood pressure - can it be considered normal?

October 1, 2009

  • Low blood pressure - can it be considered normal?
  • The rate of blood pressure

 Low blood pressure
   Many people with high blood pressure would be glad to exchange its state to low blood pressure, or hypotension. However, patients with low blood pressure is often affected by dizziness Dizziness - if the ground is slipping from under his feet  Dizziness - if the ground is slipping from under his feet
 , Fainting and low vitality. In very severe cases, low blood pressure can be life-threatening.

Blood pressure varies from person to person, but usually considered a low pressure under the following terms: systolic blood pressure of 90 millimeters of mercury (mm / rt.s) or less and diastolic pressure of 60 mm / Hg. Art., or lower.

 Low blood pressure - can it be considered normal?


Low blood pressure may be a sign of serious violations, especially if it falls suddenly and is accompanied by symptoms such as:

  • Dizziness
  • Swoon
  • Reducing the concentration of attention
  • Blurred vision
  • Sickness
  • Cold, damp and pale skin
  • Rapid and shallow breathing
  • Weakness
  • Depression
  • Thirst

In most cases, the reduced pressure is not dangerous. If it is you are constantly reduced, but you feel well, your doctor may prescribe regular inspections without treatment. Even arise from time to time, dizziness and semiconscious state is not always a sign of a problem. Such symptoms may occur if a person with hypotension spent a lot of time in the sun or a long lay in the hot tub, sometimes it is due to dehydration. In these cases, the most important, not much, but as the pressure drops rapidly. If this happens quickly, it is likely soon as it rises quickly to the patient to normal performance.

However, if the symptoms of low blood pressure were you the first time or they occur so often that prevent you from living a full life, be sure to consult a doctor.

Blood Pressure - a measure of the pressure that the blood exerts on the arteries stacks in different phases of the cardiac cycle.

Systolic blood pressure (it usually shows the top number on the meter, measures the pressure) - the pressure during contraction of the ventricles of the heart.

Diastolic pressure (the bottom figure on the meter, measures the pressure) - the pressure of blood on the walls of the arteries in the intervals between heartbeats.

According to current guidelines, normal pressure is 120/80 or lower. Many experts believe that 115/75 is the optimal pressure.

Blood pressure varies constantly with us. Usually it is the lowest at night when we sleep, and quite sharply increases when we wake up.

What is considered low blood pressure for one person may be the norm for the other. The sharp drop in blood pressure can be dangerous. For example, it decreased by 20 mm Hg can cause dizziness and fainting, as the blood flow to the brain will be less necessary. Even more significant decrease in blood pressure, especially if it is caused by uncontrolled bleeding, serious infections or allergic reactions may be life threatening.

 Low blood pressure - can it be considered normal?


Reduced pressure can have many causes, including:

  • Pregnancy. During the first 24 weeks of pregnancy, the systolic blood pressure falls, an average of 5-10 mm Hg and the diastolic - 10-15 mm / rt.s. This is normal, and in most cases after childbirth blood pressure normalized.
  • Disorders of the heart. Some heart disease can cause low blood pressure. Among them, bradycardia Bradycardia - when the heart stops  Bradycardia - when the heart stops
   (a significant decrease in heart rate), problems with heart valves, a history of heart attack and heart failure Heart failure - when the heart is unable to cope with the work  Heart failure - when the heart is unable to cope with the work
 . These disorders cause hypotension, as due to their deteriorating blood circulation in the body.
  • Endocrine disorders. Triggers hypotension may be hypothyroidism, adrenal insufficiency (Addison's disease), low blood sugar levels Blood sugar - one of the main indicators of human health  Blood sugar - one of the main indicators of human health
   (hypoglycemia) and in some cases, diabetes.
  • Dehydration. Symptoms of dehydration, in addition to low blood pressure, there is weakness, dizziness, and sometimes fainting. It can be caused by severe diarrhea, abuse of diuretics and very intense exercise.
  • Hypovolemic shock is a life-threatening complication of dehydration. It occurs when reduced blood volume causes a sharp drop in blood pressure and, consequently, reducing the amount of oxygen supplied to the tissue. Without urgent medical care for hypovolemic shock for a few minutes or hours, the patient can die.
  • Blood loss as a result of serious injury or internal bleeding can lead to a sharp drop in blood pressure.