Cardiologist Kozlova: Corvalol does not perform a therapeutic function and is addictive

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Cardiologist Olga Kozlova: treatment with Corvalol for heart problems is useless, since it is not a cure.

Cardiologist Kozlova warned: popular For Russians, medications for heart pain have side effects. Such effects, in particular, are inherent in Corvalol.

Kozlova stated that Corvalol does not perform a therapeutic function when taken for heart problems, but acts primarily as a sedative.

“From the point of view of improving the condition or reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, it has no benefit,” the cardiologist shared with
At the same time, Kozlova emphasized, when taking this drug, addiction and dependence can develop. She noted that studies have shown an increased tendency to dementia in people who have taken Corvalol for a long time.

Another drug that Russians often buy on their own is nitroglycerin. According to the cardiologist, this is not necessary. Taking nitroglycerin (unlike Corvalol is a medicine) should always be discussed with the treating specialist, since it is used only for certain diagnoses.

“It is important to consider its risks – nitroglycerin can sharply lower blood pressure and worsen, rather than improve, the condition . In addition, nitroglycerin dilates blood vessels, which can cause a severe headache,” the doctor advised to remember.
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Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Olga Kozlova Olga Kozlova Health cardiologist, therapist, ultrasound diagnostics doctor