Elenium - is a drug belonging to the group of tranquilizers.
In the opinion of elenium has excellent soothing properties.
Pharmacological action elenium
The instructions to elenium indicates that the drug has anxiolytic, hypnotic, muscle relaxant and anticonvulsant properties. It binds to benzodiazepine receptors associated with the GABAA receptors in the central nervous system (spinal cord, cerebellum, cerebral cortex) and blocks polysynaptic reflexes.
According to the instructions elenium used for the relief of neurotic reactions and treatment of mental diseases with neurotic disorders, phenomena of tension, anxiety, obsession, fear. In the opinion of elenium well it removes state of anxiety in patients in the preoperative period and can be used as part of premedication (preparation for anesthesia). Besides elenium also used to treat:
- Sleep disorders;
- Neurotic and rheumatic hyperkinesis;
- Premenstrual syndrome and menopause;
- Abstinence syndrome;
- Conduct disorders in children.
Elenium: instructions for use
Adults elenium usually prescribed orally at a dose of 5-10 mg. If necessary, the dosage may be increased gradually to 5 mg per day to achieve a daily dose of 50 mg, to be taken three or four reception. Elderly or debilitated people the drug is prescribed to a lesser dosage. Cancelling elenium be gradually reducing the dose.
Side effects elenium
In the opinion of elenium may cause the following side effects:
- Decreased sex drive (libido).
According to the instructions elenium contraindicated in the following cases:
- Acute kidney and liver;
- Muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis);
- The first trimester of pregnancy;
- Respiratory central origin;
In the opinion of elenium, especially the first time days of admission, causes severe drowsiness. Therefore, this drug should not be given to people whose work requires quick reaction and high concentration.
Synonyms and analogues elenium
Elenium also produced under other brand names - hlozepida, Napoton, Radepur. In addition, the pharmacy chain, there are other drugs with similar action with elenium - Relanium Seduxen, Sibazon, Nozepam, tazepam etc. These drugs are analogues elenium.
Elenium produced in the form of pills, each containing 5, 10 and 25 mg of the active substance in packs of 50 cards.
Elenium should be stored in a dry and dark place, away from children.