Validol - indications for use of the most popular means of heart

November 4, 2012

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 Validol now occupies the second century of leadership as the "heart" of the drug. Nevertheless, physicians warn against its use in some cases. For example, in angina validol alone will not remove the attack. But he copes with it together with nitroglycerin.

 Validol - indications for use of the most popular means of heart

Validol in diseases of the cardiovascular system

Validol was first produced in the late 19th century in Germany of mint and valerian root. This compound was so successful that today is a very popular heart drug, despite the fact that there is much more effective drugs.

This popularity can be explained by the fact that validol has remarkable properties such as the ability to soothe, improve mood and slightly expand the blood vessels of the heart. The action is based on the fact that when receiving validola sublingually contained therein menthol irritating cold receptors located in the oral cavity, which triggers a chain reaction of reflex formation and release into the blood of biologically active substances.

Thus, under the influence of blood appear validola kinins - substances which promote easy dilation of blood vessels and lower blood pressure. Kinins also stimulate the secretion of endocrine glands (salivary and stomach area)

However, the main positive effect, explaining why patients are so fond validol is the calming effect of valerian in combination with improvements in mood and even the appearance of a light feeling of euphoria (causeless joy) after taking this drug.

This happens due to the reflex stimulation of secretion by the pituitary and hypothalamus of the brain endogenous opiates - morphine-like substances which act in the same way as opium preparations imposed from outside.

So why validol do not take yourself for angina? The fact that Validolum operates slowly (5-10 minutes) and not effectively dilates coronary vessels that carry blood to the heart muscle (myocardium). But angina Angina - oxygen deficiency  Angina - oxygen deficiency
   should be removed immediately, otherwise there will be necrosis (necrosis) of the myocardium - the muscle is always at work, so it can not exist without oxygen supply.

Filming angina now recommend only using nitroglycerin, which acts instantly, within one to two minutes. But many well-known physicians and cardiologists recommend in this case to apply both nitroglycerin and validol. It extends and enhances the effect of nitroglycerin koronarorasshiryayuschee and relieves patient stress induced by storm.

But most importantly - this is what validol relieves severe headache, which may cause nitroglycerin in some patients. Therefore validol today is prescribed for the treatment of angina Treatment of angina - a versatile approach  Treatment of angina - a versatile approach
 . In addition, this product can be used for angina routinely to increase coronary blood flow and as a sedative (sedative) tool.

 Validol - indications for use of the most popular means of heart

Validol for diseases of the autonomic nervous system

The autonomic nervous system (ANS) innervates internal organs, including the heart. Despite the fact that the SPA is considered to be an autonomous system, its state is closely related to the higher nervous activity. Therefore, the functional disorders of the nervous system (neurosis) often appear harassing permanent or paroxysmal (sometimes similar to angina, nitroglycerine but do not remove) heart pain Pain in the heart - always consult a doctor  Pain in the heart - always consult a doctor
 . It cardioneurosis, it can not cause the instantaneous death of the patient, as angina, but tolerated sometimes even harder.

Help with cardioneurosis only sedatives. Here validol Validol - old, but reliable  Validol - old, but reliable
   It may be the drug of choice, because not only has a calming effect, but uplifting, gives a sense of joy.

 Validol - indications for use of the most popular means of heart

Validol with nervousness

Neurosis - is reversible functional disorders of the central nervous system that develop in severe emotional, informational load and stress. Neuroses can manifest as weakness, decreased performance, all sorts of unpleasant manifestations of the internal organs, including cardioneurosis - a neurosis called neurasthenia.

Sometimes, the main manifestation of neurosis is a morbid desire at all costs to stand out from the crowd, to attract attention, and if that fails, a person suffers - is manifestation of hysterical neurosis. Finally, obsessive-compulsive disorder can manifest fear and anxiety - obsessive-compulsive disorder.

In all neuroses validol can take courses, two or three times a day - it can significantly alleviate the condition.

 Validol - indications for use of the most popular means of heart

Validol when seasickness

Seasickness or motion sickness syndrome - is a disruption of the body balance. It is manifested by nausea and vomiting that occur during rolling of the sea. Today the syndrome is more common in air travel by plane.

Validol has a general calming effect on the central nervous system, including the center of equilibrium. This leads to a reduction or complete relief of the symptoms of seasickness.

Validol - a drug, which is always useful today.

Galina Romanenko

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Verapamil - indispensable for angina and hypertension

October 11th, 2009

  • Verapamil - indispensable for angina and hypertension
  • Mechanism of action

 Verapamil is used to treat hypertension Hypertension - dangerous consequences  Hypertension - dangerous consequences
   and angina Angina: When the heart needs help  Angina: When the heart needs help
 . Sometimes it is used in combination with other drugs for treating irregular heart rhythm. Verapamil belongs to the drug group of calcium channel blockers. It relaxes the blood vessels, reducing the load on the heart. In addition, it improves the blood oxygen saturation and slowing of heart electrical activity, allowing your heart rate to normal.

 Verapamil - indispensable for angina and hypertension


Admission verapamil is contraindicated in reduced blood pressure, violation of atrioventricular conduction, cardiac shock, as well as during pregnancy and lactation.

 Verapamil - indispensable for angina and hypertension

Drug Interactions

During reception verapamil should stop or limit reception of the following preparations: alpha-blockers such as prazosin, antifungals such as itraconazole and ketoconazole (Nizoral), aspirin, beta-blockers, such as atenolol Atenolol - if you play tricks heart  Atenolol - if you play tricks heart
 , Metoprolol, nadolol, propranolol (Inderal) and timolol; carbamazepine, cimetidine; clarithromycin; cyclosporine; digoxin; disopyramide, diuretics; erythromycin Erythromycin - if you are allergic to penicillin  Erythromycin - if you are allergic to penicillin
 ; flecainide; nelfinavir, ritonavir, quinidine, lithium; drugs for the treatment of high blood pressure; nefazodone, phenobarbital, pioglitazone, rifampicin, telithromycin, and theophylline.

If you are taking any multivitamin pills, herbs, you must inform your doctor before you start taking verapamil.

 Verapamil - indispensable for angina and hypertension

Side effects

The most common side effects of verapamil are:

  • Constipation;
  • Heartburn;
  • Dizziness;
  • Headache.

In most cases, these symptoms appear soon after you start taking verapamil and quickly pass. If they persist for a long time and become progressively more severe, be sure to tell your doctor.

Much less verapamil cause more serious side effects, including:

  • Swelling of the hands and feet;
  • Difficulty breathing and swallowing;
  • Slow pulse;
  • Fainting;
  • Blurred vision;
  • Skin rash;
  • Nausea;
  • Fatigue;
  • Frequent bleeding and easy bruising;
  • Prostration;
  • Lack of appetite;
  • Pain in the upper right part of the abdomen;
  • Yellowish skin color;
  • Symptoms are similar to flu symptoms.

If you have such side effects as soon as possible inform your doctor.

 Verapamil - indispensable for angina and hypertension


If you think you have exceeded your dose verapamil, contact a physician immediately. If you have such signs of overdose as slow or rapid heartbeat, seizures, confusion, difficulty breathing, you should call an ambulance.