Universal reference book for medicines
Name of the preparation: TINCTURA CRATAEGI (TINCTURA CRATAEGI)

Active substance: Crataegus fruit

Type: Phytomedication used for functional disorders of the cardiovascular system

Manufacturer: WATHEM-PHARMACY (Russia)
Description of the active substance:
This information is a reference and it is not enough that the drug has been prescribed by a doctor ..

PHARMACHOLOGIC EFFECT
Means of plant origin.
The fruits of hawthorn contain flavonoids (quercetin, hyperin, hyperoside, vitexin), organic acids (citric, olean, ursolic, krutegusovaya, coffee, chlorogenic), carotenoids, tannins, fatty oils, pectins, triterpene and flavone glycosides, beta-sitosterol, choline , sugars, vitamins.
The active substances of hawthorn lower the excitability of the central nervous system and cardiac muscle, increase the contractility of the latter, improve the coronary and cerebral circulation, and eliminate dizziness.
Hawthorn contributes to the normalization of the heart rhythm, which is due, as expected, the mechanism of action characteristic for antiarrhythmics of the III class.
Due to the presence of triterpene compounds and flavonoids, it exerts an antispasmodic effect, selectively expanding the vessels of the heart and brain;
hypotensive effect; contributes to the normalization of venous pressure, improves the function of the vascular walls.
In experimental studies it was shown that galenic preparations of hawthorn and triterpene glycosides exert a pronounced anti-atherosclerotic effect.

INDICATIONS
As part of complex therapy for functional disorders of the heart, arterial hypertension, coronary heart disease, angioedema, atrial fibrillation, paroxysmal tachycardia, atherosclerosis, climacteric neurosis.

DOSING MODE
Cooked infusion take 1 / 2-1 / 3 cup 2-3 times / day for 30 minutes before meals.

SIDE EFFECT
Possible: allergic reactions, decreased blood pressure, bradycardia (with prolonged use), nausea, vomiting, intestinal colic (when taken on an empty stomach), drowsiness.

CONTRAINDICATIONS
Hypersensitivity to the plant.

PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
It is not recommended to use in the first trimester of pregnancy.

APPLICATION FOR CHILDREN
It is not recommended to use in children under 12 years of age.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
It is not recommended to use in children under 12 years of age, and also in the first trimester of pregnancy.

DRUG INTERACTION
Hawthorn preparations intensify the action of cardiac glycosides.

It is not recommended simultaneous use with antiarrhythmics III class, as well as with cisapride.

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