The popular medication Corvalol is used as a sedative that slows the heartbeat, effectively copes with insomnia, helps with headaches, and relieves aggressiveness, irritability and anxiety. In addition, Corvalol is often taken for pressure (BP), but few know whether it increases its drug or lowers it.
What is Corvalol
The combined drug Corvalol has an antispasmodic and sedative (calming) effect. It relieves stress-relieving headaches, effectively calms nerves and reduces intracranial pressure. When taking medication, a mild effect on the internal organs of a person occurs. Corvalol reduces the pulse and heart rate, dilates blood vessels and lowers blood pressure, so it is often taken with hypertension. In addition, the drug:
- useful for night awakenings, chronic insomnia;
- helps with a disorder of the central nervous system (central nervous system);
- relieves pain with angina pectoris (chest discomfort);
- you can drink with intestinal cramps and colic along with antispasmodics - the patient’s health will improve faster;
- beneficial effect on the general condition of the body;
- improves blood flow to the heart with frequent uneven contractions;
- reduces fear and anxiety caused by overvoltage;
- eliminates excessive anxiety.
Corvalol is available in the form of oral tablets and drops. The drug is packaged in blister packs of 10 pieces. The main advantage of the tablet form is ease of use, a measured single dose, the absence of a sharp taste, the ability to take the product with you. In patients, drops for oral administration are more popular. Pour the medicine in this form into dark glass bottles with a capacity of 15 and 25 ml. The composition of the drug is indicated in the table:
1 ml drops and 1 tablet
Action on the body
bromisovalerianic acid ethyl ester
affects the nervous system, helps to fall asleep quickly
sleeping pills, in small doses, has a pronounced sedative effect
has anti-inflammatory effect
1 ml drops
Corvalol at high pressure
Many patients are interested in the question of whether Corvalol lowers or raises blood pressure. This tool is a vasodilator, i.e. it reduces blood pressure, so the drug is often used hypertensive. The drug affects the cardiovascular system as follows: acting on the smooth muscle structure of blood vessels, the drug expands their walls, facilitates the work of the heart and improves blood circulation. Simultaneously with this process, the pressure decreases, while the negative impact of stress is stopped in a short time.
If blood pressure has risen after strong excitement or because of the weather, then taking the medicine lowers the pressure, but not for long, and only lower. When the action of the active substances is over, the tonometer readings can again jump. Corvalol at high pressure can help only when hypertension is not diagnosed. If a person does not have such a disease, the drug reduces the pressure by 10-20 mm RT. Art. Based on the severity of the patient’s condition, the doctor may prescribe 30 drops or 1 tablet no more than 3 times a day. As a hypotensive agent, it is allowed to take it when:
- high blood pressure is associated with spasms of blood vessels;
- increased pressure due to stress, emotional overload;
- Blood pressure increased due to fatigue, insomnia, lack of sleep.
How to use
The drug should be prescribed only by a doctor, it is not recommended to take the drug on its own, because this can lead to negative consequences for the body. The frequency of use of the drug depends on the disease, the individual characteristics of the patient. A tangible result after taking the medication can occur in 15 to 40 minutes. When using tablets, it is important that they gradually melt under the tongue. Instructions for use of the product are indicated in the table:
Mode of application
Duration of use
15 drops 3 times a day; permissible dose per day - no more than 150 drops.
The medicine must be diluted in 20 ml of water; You can take a piece of sugar as a basis.
The course of treatment with the drug is determined by the doctor, taking into account the individual characteristics of the patient.
2 tablets 3 times a day; permissible dose is not more than 6 tablets.
The tool should be taken before meals, washed down with water.
Can I drink Corvalol at low pressure?
Hypotension (hypotension) - a decrease in blood pressure by 20% from the norm of 120/80. Often with this disease, a person has weather sensitivity, poor sleep or drowsiness, headache, weakness, shortness of breath, irritability. You can cope with these symptoms with the help of folk remedies and medicines. As a rule, Corvalol and pressure are not always compatible concepts, because This remedy is not recommended by doctors to drink to patients with hypotension, since the medication lowers blood pressure.
You can not drink the drug as a sedative, sedative with chronic low blood pressure. Rarely, Corvalol can be taken with a high pulse for a patient with tachycardia (heart palpitations). To quickly reduce the pressure, you can drink 15 drops of the medicine. If you take a large amount of Corvalol, then this will lead to a fainting state. Patients prone to low blood pressure should not use this tool systemically, so as not to provoke a worsening of their condition.
With uncontrolled medication and a violation of the doctor's recommendations, an overdose of the drug is possible. Its main features are:
- lack of coordination;
- excessive suppression of the nervous system;
- slowing down the reaction;
- lethargy and lethargy;
- slurred, confused speech;
- indifference, apathy.
Such symptoms may still appear with the simultaneous use of the drug with alcohol, antidepressants, tranquilizers or sedatives, as they potentiate (enhance) the inhibitory effect of the drug on the central nervous system. In addition, with long-term administration of the drug in large doses, the patient becomes addicted to the drug, withdrawal syndrome, bromism (chronic bromine poisoning).
You can’t take the drug uncontrollably with the slightest deterioration in well-being or a surge of emotions. The doctor should prescribe the medication. Long-term use of the drug can provoke constant drowsiness in humans, provided that they have a good night's rest. In addition, the following side effects sometimes accompany medication:
- dyspeptic symptoms (diarrhea, nausea);
- decrease in heart rate;
- psychological addiction;
- retardation of reactions;
- lack of coordination;
- allergic reactions (conjunctivitis, rhinitis, urticaria).
You can not take the drug to people who suffer from severe liver pathologies and chronic kidney diseases. When used concomitantly with oral contraceptives, a medicine may decrease their effectiveness. There is no experience with the use of this drug in patients under the age of 18, therefore, juvenile patients are forbidden to drink tablets and drops of Corvalol. The main contraindications for the use of the drug are:
- individual intolerance to the components of the drug;
- lactation (if you need to use the medicine while breastfeeding, you need to solve the problem with the gynecologist about stopping lactation);
- allergy to the components of the drug;
- respiratory tract diseases;
- myocardial infarction.
The sedative effect of Corvalol causes inhibition in action, a decrease in reaction, so you should not drink pills or drops if you have active physical or mental activity. It is strictly forbidden to use the tool when driving a car or other transport. Alcohol and Corvalol are incompatible, they have the opposite effect on the body. In addition, phenobarbital in combination with alcohol can cause intoxication.
You can buy Corvalol from pressure at any pharmacy. The average price for a bottle with alcohol drops of 25 ml is 15 rubles. The cost of tablets is about 70 rubles for 20 pieces. Such a low price of the drug contributes to its special popularity among patients. You can also find the medicine in the online catalog, order and buy inexpensively in the online store. Approximate prices for Corvalol in Moscow are shown in the table:
Cost in rubles
drops for oral administration 25 ml
Corvalol No. 20 tablets / pharmaceutical standard /
25 ml drops ind / pack
drops 15 ml
Elena, 45 years old I often take Corvalol drops from pressure, the doctor did not prescribe them to me, but I don’t drink a lot. Only when strongly presses and tonometer indicators are high. They help after 20 minutes and then throughout the day, blood pressure no longer rises. I try not to abuse this medicine, although there are no side effects.
Ksenia, 50 years old An inexpensive, effective drug Corvalol is always in my medicine cabinet. The medicine helps with various problems, starting with insomnia, stressful situations and ending with a slight increase in blood pressure. I take only 15 drops 2 times a day. Rarely, against the background of using the drug, nausea appears, then I reduce the dosage.
Egor, 48 years old Corvalol calms well, relieves stress and helps to quickly relieve high blood pressure. Although the medicine does not taste very good, it is very effective. When there is a slight malaise, tingling in the heart, I dilute 20 drops in warm water and drink. The effect is noticeable after 15 minutes, there comes relaxation, ease in the body.
Denis, 35 years old. I always thought that I would start taking medications only after 50 years. When I got on the exchange, my first-aid kit was filled with sedatives. The most effective drug that copes with stress the fastest was Corvalol. At the slightest bouts of irritation, I immediately put the pill under my tongue. I try not to abuse the tool.Attention! The information presented in the article is for guidance only. Materials of the article do not call for independent treatment. Only a qualified doctor can make a diagnosis and give recommendations for treatment based on the individual characteristics of a particular patient.