Citramon is one of the most famous painkillers that is effective, safe, and cheap. Thanks to these advantages, many people cope with migraines with this medicine. This combination drug relieves pain, inflammation, and fever.
This medication consists of the following active components:
- Paracetamol. This is an antipyretic that helps to reduce high body temperature, as well as relieve headaches in colds. If you use it for a long time in large doses, it will have a negative effect on the liver.
- Aspirin. This is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that copes with pain, heat. It also promotes blood thinning, prevents thrombosis. It does not affect the condition of the vessels.
- Caffeine. It activates the central nervous system, stimulates mental activity, invigorates. This component enhances the action of other components of Citramon, and also increases vascular tone, increases heart rate, contributing to an increase in blood pressure.
As soon as Citramon first appeared on the market, it contained phenacetin, which was later replaced due to its high toxicity. Having dealt with the composition of the painkiller, we can say that Citramon helps to cope with migraines only if they are caused by a decrease in blood pressure. Otherwise, taking the pill can only aggravate the situation.
To determine what effect citramone has on the body, and also to understand whether it increases or lowers pressure, you need to understand what components it consists of. The composition of the drug has three main substances: paracetamol, aspirin and caffeine. The presence of the first two components indicates that citramone is able to quench a headache, stabilize body temperature.
A large role in the drug is given to caffeine, it is he that has a direct effect on blood pressure. Thanks to it, the movement of blood in the arteries is accelerated, which means that the pressure rises. Taking citramone with high blood pressure is not recommended, as this will have negative consequences for the body.
“Citramon” consists of three active substances at once: caffeine, acetylsalicylic acid and paracetamol. Their ratio, as well as the choice of auxiliary components that form the tablet, may vary slightly depending on the manufacturer.
Each of the active substances is necessary, as it performs a specific task:
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How “Citramon” affects blood pressure
After getting acquainted with the composition of the drug, many people have a question: does Citramon lower or increase blood pressure? The answer would seem obvious. Coffee is not recommended for hypertensive patients, which means that the drug should increase blood pressure by logic. But not so simple.
If the patient has severe hypertension, it is better to abstain from Citramon, because even the slightest pressure surges lead to a worsening of the condition.
People with hypotension are relieved to take the drug.
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At low pressure
The dose of caffeine in the tablet is small. It really does increase blood pressure slightly if the rate was low at the time of taking the medicine. With normal blood pressure, its level will remain the same (fluctuations are possible that do not affect well-being).
At what pressure do they drink Citramon?
The question arises: is it possible to drink citramone at high pressure? Answers can be found in the instructions. With increased intracranial pressure, it is strongly not recommended to take this drug.
Signs of high blood pressure:
- Dull headaches.
- Blurred vision.
In turn, signs of decreased intracranial pressure are:
- Blurred vision
- Lack of concentration.
Some symptoms are the same for high and low blood pressure, so you need to also evaluate the whole situation as a whole:
- If you are cold, sickly pale skin, you want to eat and drink – Citropack is necessary (you have low intracranial pressure).
- If you feel a severe headache, fever all over your body, blood is beating in your temples – you have high blood pressure (hypertension), you do not need to drink citramone, it can increase the level of pain.
If you have high blood pressure, you should not take citramon, but if you have low blood, you can take the drug (safely) and it will help get rid of headaches and other types of pain.
Is it possible to drink “Citramon” at elevated pressure depends on a person’s condition at a particular moment. So, for example, if the patient is excited or is in a state of nervous tension, the Blood pressure indicator will rise. For patients with hypertension (pressure from 140/90 mm Hg), it is better to refuse “Citramon”.
People with hypotension (rates below 90/60) experience relief when taking the drug. Blood pressure usually rises to normal, headache and weakness go away. With reduced pressure, Citramon is dangerous if it is used systematically. For example, with seasonal headaches. Patients often neglect the instructions and independently extend the course of treatment.
What harm can bring
Even if we do not take into account the eternal discussion about how Citramon works, whether it increases or lowers blood pressure, some researchers who deny traditional medicine argue about its effectiveness. For example, Russian professor A.P. Stoleshnikov claims that all components of the drug are highly toxic and have a negative effect on the liver, heart and other organs.
It is better to take the drug after eating
Instructions for use
Take before or after eating food. Admission Rules:
- adults and children over 15 years of age with pain – 1 tablet 2-3 times a day. The interval between taking at least 6-8 hours;
- to relieve pain during menstruation – no more than 1 tablet per day. A large dose is not recommended because of the blood-thinning effect caused by acetylsalicylic acid;
- as an antipyretic – at a body temperature of at least 38,5 °, with febrile seizures in the history it is permissible to take the drug at 37,5 °.
The maximum continuous course of treatment is no more than 5 days. The daily dose should not exceed 4 tablets, single – not more than 2.
Even if a person has no problems with high blood pressure, there are some cases when you should refrain from taking Citramon. The following contraindications to taking the drug are distinguished:
- pressure inside the skull;
- gastritis, erosion;
- heart or kidney failure, angina pectoris;
- high nervous excitability;
- arrhythmia, tachycardia;
- ischemic stroke;
- allergic reaction;
- impaired blood circulation in the kidneys or intestines;
- pathology of the vessels of the lower extremities;
- impaired blood coagulation;
- bronchial asthma;
- hemorrhagic diathesis.
In addition, Citramon tablets for headaches are prohibited for pregnant women, children under 14 years of age, as well as people suffering from vitamin deficiency, alcoholism or gout. Before taking the medicine, it is recommended to consult a specialist, as well as measure blood pressure. And if it is high, it is better to take another caffeine-free pain medication.
Why can not I abuse Citramon?
The abuse of citramone or other pharmaceuticals is not safe. First of all, it is necessary to find out the cause of the drop in intracranial pressure. Hypotension can be one of the signs of such diseases: autonomic dystonia, congenital heart defects, weak myocardial function, post-infarction, overload of the body, both physical and moral, etc.
Also, caffeine – one of the main components of citramone, is a stimulant for the central nervous system, and regular use of caffeine causes moderate physical dependence.
There have also been cases of hospitalization with chest pain and a rapid heartbeat when taking caffeine, which is perceived as safe. You may experience something called “caffeine intoxication,” which can become quite a serious addiction. Undoubtedly, caffeine withdrawal can lead to several bad days.
Contraindications to the use of the drug
Citramon from low pressure can also be drunk if hypotension is accompanied by fever, flu, pain in muscles, joints, etc. However, it is important to consider that you can encounter side effects of the drug, if you take it constantly and in large doses. In this case, pain in the stomach, heartburn, mental disorders and bleeding may appear.
The medication is contraindicated in erosive gastritis and ulcerative lesions of the gastrointestinal tract. Acetylsalicylic acid can provoke an increase in symptoms, as It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. In the presence of bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract, this drug is not prescribed.
If bronchial asthma and polyps in the nose are present, then it is better to refrain from such a method of increasing pressure. The drug can adversely affect the functioning of the kidneys and liver, so if there is a history of diseases of these organs, then the medication is prescribed with caution.
This remedy is contraindicated in cases of blood coagulation, because acetylsalicylic acid and caffeine affect the rate of platelet aggregation, which is fraught with dangerous consequences. It is not recommended to take medication during pregnancy, especially in the early stages and at the end. The lactation period is also a contraindication.
The medicine is not prescribed after surgery and on the eve of surgery. Additional contraindications:
- glaucoma or suspicion of it;
- heart ischemia;
- high pressure;
- vascular dystonia with high blood pressure.
The drug has an effect on the synthesis of vitamin K, which should be considered for people with a deficiency of this substance. The medication should not be taken for children under 15 years of age. Do not prescribe a medicine for people with insomnia and increased nervous irritability. Relative contraindications include alcoholism, epileptic seizures and an excess of uric acid in the body.
Common side effects may include: upset stomach, heartburn; depressed mood, feeling restless or restless; or trouble sleeping (insomnia). This is not a complete list of side effects, and others may occur. Ask your doctor about side effects.
Acute toxicity involving citramone is rare. But there may be such consequences: slight delirium, insomnia, diuresis, dehydration, fever usually occur with an overdose. More serious overdose symptoms include cardiac arrhythmias and clonic tonic convulsions.
Before using the drug, carefully read the list of contraindications:
- Children’s age (up to 15 years);
- pregnancy (I, III trimesters);
- sensitivity to components;
It is undesirable to take Citramon during pregnancy
- ulcerative lesions of the gastrointestinal tract during an exacerbation (bleeding);
- sleep disorders;
- increased intraocular pressure, glaucoma;
- pathology of the liver and/or kidneys;
- stratifying aortic aneurysm;
- portal hypertension;
- hypertension of the III degree;
- low blood coagulability;
- taking drugs with methotrexate.
Sometimes patients experience side effects that are characteristic of the components of the drug. These may be manifestations of allergies (rash, itching), exacerbations of asthma, tachycardia, gastric or intestinal bleeding (with severe gastritis or a history of ulcer). Sometimes nephro- or hepatotoxic phenomena occur.
Which analogues can be replaced?
Pharmacological companies offer analogues of Citramon.
They can belong to different price categories and have both almost identical and somewhat different composition:
Can I use it for pregnant women?
Pregnant women should abandon this drug in the first and third trimesters. The danger to them is the action of acetylsalicylic acid, and not caffeine. Aspirin affects blood coagulability (dilutes it) and negatively affects the development of the fetus, provoking congenital anomalies. In the third trimester, Citramon may cause premature closure of the aortic duct in a child. There is a risk of uterine bleeding in a pregnant woman. Possible inhibition of labor.
Nursing mothers should also look for a replacement drug.
Whether the pressure increases “Citramon” specifically in your case depends on the state of health and the individual characteristics of the body. Any risks can be minimized if you approach the treatment consciously, namely, seek the advice of a doctor or pharmacist, carefully read the instructions and faithfully follow it.