Valamin - General Information:

Valamin is a short-acting sedative-hypnotic medication used to treat insomnia. Regular use leads to tolerance, and it is usually not effective for more than 7 days. Structurally, it does not resemble the barbituates, but it shares many effects with this class of drugs; the depressant effects of ethinamate are, however, generally milder than those of most barbiturates.

Other Brand Names containing Ethinamate

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Valamin - Pharmacology:

The mechanism of action is not known. However, studies have shown that ethinamate inhibits carbonic anhydrases I and II (J Biol Chem. 1992 Dec 15;267(35):25044-50). This inhibition by ethinamate is not sufficiently strong to implicate carbonic anhydrases I and II in the mechanism of action.

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Valamin Interactions

May interact with addictive medications, especially central nervous system (CNS) depressants with habituating potential (prolonged concurrent use may increase the risk of habituation), alcohol or CNS depression–producing medications (concurrent use may increase the CNS depressant effects of either these medications or ethinamate).

Valamin Contraindications

Contraindicated in alcoholism, drug abuse or dependence, history of (predisposition of patient to habituation or dependence), mental depression, pain, sensitivity to ethinamate.

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