To any medication worked to maximum effect, it must be taken correctly. Sedatives are no exception.
But their admission should be considered and the group to which they belong, whether they are agents of vegetable or synthetic origin.
What are sedatives
Depressants or sedatives, drugsproducts are divided into two categories. The first group includes those which are of vegetable origin, in which the active ingredient is an extract of Valeriana, Leonurus, etc. The second category includes synthetic sedatives, which, in turn, are subdivided into benzodiazepines and barbiturates. Also they have a calming effect and first-generation antihistamine drugs, which include, for example, diphenhydramine, having pronounced hypnotic effect.
How to take sedatives
vegetable Sedativesorigin are sold in pharmacies without a prescription. To date, no studies proving the effectiveness of scientific and supporting a safe dosage. However, this effect is, and the dosage should be observed those specified in the instructions for use. The most popular drug in this category is the valerian. Take it should not be with other sedatives, or synthetic, not a vegetable. Doctors do not recommend to use it for a long time.
Motherwort can not be taken during pregnancy,so as not to provoke a miscarriage. Herbal preparations kava kava, which is also sold in Russian pharmacies as a sedative, may not be used in Germany, Switzerland and Canada, as it negatively affects the liver. Side effects of Passiflora (passionflower) is not fixed, it is considered quite safe soothing herbal component. But St. John's wort used in conjunction with oral contraceptives can not be - it neutralizes their effect. Sedatives plant is better to drink after a meal, so as not to provoke an upset stomach, or gastritis.
For synthetic assets include barbiturates -Corvalol, valokardin and benzodiazepines - relanium, seduksen, diazepam. The first are relatively safe, but have a short duration of action. The second act longer, but have many side effects and are addictive, so they should be taken strictly under the supervision of a physician, who will write them a prescription. Synthetic drugs can be taken at any time, no matter before or after a meal.
Common recommendations include a receptionsedatives: from 14:00 to 15:00, they are particularly effective. You can not combine their intake of alcohol, the consequences can be very serious. Do not drink grapefruit juice them, as well as drinks containing caffeine and tannin, which provoke the opposite effect and cause excessive excitement.