What are Kalms Day tablets?
Kalms Day tablets are a herbal remedy for mild stress and anxiety, using traditionally used ingredients to help promote a sense of calm. You can use these tablets to help you to deal with stressful situations like exams, driving tests, important meetings at work, or travelling by plane. If you’re looking for a natural remedy for the symptoms of stress and anxiety, Kalms tablets could be the perfect choice for you.
What is anxiety?
Anxiety is the feeling of worry or fear that most people experience at some point or another in their life. Anxiety usually isn’t anything to worry about, and it’s a completely normal part of life, but if you’re finding that your anxiety is overwhelming or difficult to control then it can have a big impact on your daily life. Anxiety can have lots of different causes which can differ from person to person, but some of the most common reasons why people experience anxiety include:
- Job interviews
- Exams at school
- Driving tests
- Medical tests or examinations
- Phobias, e.g. fear of flying, heights, or enclosed spaces
- Medical conditions that cause anxiety, e.g. generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), etc.
What is stress?
Stress happens when you’re feeling like you’re under pressure, which causes physical responses in your body. Stress can be difficult to recognise, and some people may not realise that they’re experiencing stress, but it can have a significant effect on your daily life. Some of the most common symptoms of stress include:
- Muscular tension or pain
- Stomach problems
- A faster heartbeat, being able to feel your heartbeat, chest pain
- Difficulty concentrating
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Being unable to fall or stay asleep (insomnia)
- Eating too much or too little
How will the valerian root in Kalms help to ease stress and anxiety?
Kalms Day tablets contain a natural ingredient called valerian root, which is traditionally used to ease feelings of restlessness and stress. It is thought to have a calming effect which may help to ease mild anxiety or stress and is a popular herbal remedy with those who are searching for that sense of calm.
Can I also use Kalms Day tablets for sleep?
Kalms Day is designed to be used during the daytime as a herbal remedy for mild anxiety and stress, but they can also make you feel more relaxed and sleepy. This may have a positive effect if you’re struggling to sleep at night. However, if you’re looking for a herbal remedy that is specifically designed to help you to get some sleep, Kalms Night tablets could be a more suitable choice for you.
Can I take this product if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
Kalms Day tablets are not suitable for use when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. If you’re struggling with anxiety or stress during these times you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist and ask them to recommend a suitable treatment for you.
Can I take this product if I’m taking other medication?
If you’re taking any other medication, including other herbal remedies and medications you obtained without a prescription, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Kalms tablets. Do not take this product if you are already taking medications for stress or anxiety or if you are already taking medication to help you sleep.
Can I drive after taking these tablets?
Kalms Day tablets can make you feel sleepy. If this happens to you, do not attempt to drive or use any tools or machinery until you are sure that the effects have passed, and you are safe to do so.
Can I drink alcohol while I’m taking these tablets?
If you drink alcohol while taking Kalms it can make the sedative effects of these tablets worse, making you feel much more sleepy or drowsy than you should. You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking this product because of this.
What is the dosage of Kalms Day tablets?
Take 2 Kalms Day tablets three times a day. Swallow with a sip of water after eating a meal. Do not take more than 6 tablets in one day. The effects of this medication may not happen straight away, so you should continue taking the tablets for 2 – 4 weeks. If you have not seen any improvement in your condition after 4 weeks of taking this product, stop use and speak to your doctor.
When should this product not be used?
Kalms Day tablets are not suitable for use in children under the age of 18. Do not take this product if you are allergic to valerian root or any of the other listed ingredients. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, as this product contains sucrose.
Do Kalms tablets have any side effects?
Like all medications, Kalms Day tablets can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include:
- Stomach cramps
- Other gastrointestinal effects
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place which is 25 degrees C. Do not take this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
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- Valerian Root
The active substance per coated tablet is: 33.75mg of extract (as dry extract) from Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis L.) (equivalent to 135 to 167mg of Valerian root) Extraction solvent: Ethanol 60%v/v
The other ingredients are:
Extract: Maltodextrin, Colloidal Anhydrous Silica.
Core: Hops Extract, Acacia (Spray-dried), Icing Sugar, Magnesium Stearate, Maize Starch, Colloidal Anhydrous Silica, Sodium Starch Glycolate, Stearic Acid.
Coating: Acacia (Spray-dried), Calcium Carbonate (Light), Carnauba Wax, Mastercote White SP0950G, Talc, Sucrose, Titanium Dioxide E171, Yellow Beeswax.
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Can you take night kalms as well as these for day?
The dosage for Kalms is Adults and the elderly: Take 2 tablets three times per day with water after meals.
Maximum daily dose is 6 tablets.
Hazards and Cautions
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not take:
- if you are allergic to any of the ingredients
- if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
- if you are under 18 years old
- if you are already taking a medicine for stress or anxiety
- if you are taking a medicine to help you sleep
Kalms Day tablets may make you feel sleepy. If affected do not drive or use machines.
The sedative effects of this medicine may be increased by alcohol. Therefore alcohol should be avoided whilst taking this medicine.
Will Kalms affect my contraceptive pill in any way?
There are no known interactions between valerian root (the ingredient in kalms) and the contraceptive pill.
Can i take Kalms day before a driving test or exams?
As Kalms Tablets have a sedative effect, do not drive or operate machinery and tools if you feel sleepy while using this product.
Iâ€™m looking to use Kalms Herbal tablets to help with my anxiety. Should I take them only on days when I feel more anxious or do I have to take them for a certain period of time?
Kalms tablets can be taken when needed.
Can I take the kalms day tablets in the day, and then take the kalms night tablets in the evening as well, or is this too much?
There are no known issues with using both Kalms products. Do not exceed the recommended daily doses and discontinue use if any unwanted side effects occur.
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