Instructions for use of Sedafiton. Description of the drug, indications for use, composition, analogues
"Sedafiton" is one of the drugs belonging to the sedative group. Let's look at the cases in which the drug is shown, what are its pharmacological properties, rules of administration and contraindications.
Instructions for use "Sedafiton" is positioned as a means of having a cardiotonic and sedative effect. The drug helps to normalize the work of the central and autonomic nervous system, relieve mental stress and cope with anxiety. In addition, the intake of "Sedafiton" enhances the biological properties of other sedative and hypnotic drugs.
Indications for use
Often, doctors prescribe their patients "Sedafiton."What are these pills for? The indications for taking the drug are the following states:
• mild insomnia;
• mild neurotic disorders (irritability, nervousness, unreasonable anxiety and fear, fatigue and depression, confusion and low concentration of attention);
• headaches and migraines caused by nervous tension;
• PMS, menopausal syndrome and dysmenorrhea;
• arterial hypertension;
• neurocirculatory dystonia, accompanied by tachycardia;
• regular mental stress (manager syndrome).
Although Sedafiton is available without a prescription, it is recommended that you consult with your doctor before using it.
"Sedafiton": composition and the form of
The sedative properties of "Sedafiton" are directly related to the components in its composition. The main active ingredients of the drug are:
• extract of rhizomes of valerian;
• grasswort herb extract;
• hawthorn fruit extract.
Valerian helps to reduce the excitability of the central nervous system and the autonomic nervous system, reduce tension, irritability during mental exertion, has a moderate sedative, hypnotic and spasmolytic effect.In addition, the substances that make up the plant, contribute to a decrease in heart rate and expansion of the coronary vessels.
Motherwort is characterized by sedative, anticonvulsant, hypotensive, antispasmodic and diuretic action.
Hawthorn is known as an effective antispasmodic that dilates the blood vessels of the heart and brain, making it possible to lower blood pressure, improve coronary and cerebral circulation, and normalize sleep and heart rate.
This combination of plant extracts is considered very rational, since all natural components not only strengthen each other’s effects, but also work synergistically, which allows eliminating negative symptoms in a short time and normalizing the pathological condition.
The drug is available in the form of tablets, the color of which varies from gray-green to gray-brown. In 1 blister contains 12 tablets. Blisters in quantities of 2, 4 or 8 pieces are packed in carton.
Rules and features of admission
Instructions for use "Sedafiton" recommends taking adults and children over 12 years of age at a dosage of 1 tablet 2-3 times a day. The maximum daily dose should not exceed 6 tablets.
For the treatment of mild sleep disorders, the drug is taken in the amount of 1-2 tablets one hour before sleep.
The duration of therapy is determined individually and depends on the type of pathology, its severity, the nature of concomitant treatment and the effect achieved.
While taking a sedative, you should stop driving and perform potentially dangerous work that requires psychomotor speed.
With regard to the period of pregnancy and lactation, the instructions for use of "Sedafiton" recommends taking it only on doctor's prescription, when the benefit of the drug for the mother and the possible risk for the child will be weighed.
You should also note that the simultaneous use of "Sedafiton" and alcohol is unacceptable, because the sedative drug enhances the effect of alcohol.
The main contraindications to the reception of "Sedafiton" are individual intolerance to existing components and the age of 12 years. In addition, a natural sedative is undesirable to take in severe forms of arterial hypotension, bradycardia, depression, and other conditions associated with inhibition of the work of the central nervous system.
According to the instructions for use, "Sedafiton" in some patients may cause side effects in the form of pruritus, rash, tachycardia, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and increased sleepiness. As a rule, such phenomena are observed when the dosage specified in the annotation is not observed. In the event of negative reactions to Sedafiton, the manufacturer recommends reducing the dosage or discontinuing the drug, then seek help from a health facility.
"Sedafiton" reviews characterize as a fairly effective drug that helps relieve neuropsychic tension, reduce irritability, anxiety and improve sleep. In addition, it helps to improve cardiac activity, lower blood pressure and pulse.
Of the positive aspects, it is also worth noting the affordable price and the natural composition of the drug. “Sedafiton” in recommended doses is well tolerated and non-addictive. It does not affect concentration and does not reduce performance.
Negative reviews, which are extremely rare, in most cases are associated with a mild sedative effect of the drug.In this case, refer to the instructions for use, which clearly states that the drug is effective in mild neurotic disorders and mild forms of insomnia. With severe depression and severe sleep disturbances, Sedafiton is powerless. In this case, we need a serious complex therapy, which is appointed by a specialist.
Analogs of "Sedafiton"
What can replace the "Sedafiton"? Analogues with identical medicinal composition are not available today. Nevertheless, the pharmacy network presents a wide range of drugs similar in pharmacological action. These include "Novo-Passit", "Persen", "Sedavit", "Fitoed" and others.