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Are kalms addictive?

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The current blogspot will be focusing on the question “are kalms addictive?”. We will discuss the various addictive properties of kalms tablets and discuss ways to minimize the addictive properties of kalms.

Are kalms addictive?

Kalms are stress and anxiety reducing tablets that are based on valerian root extract. They have a sedating and hypnotic effect on our body. The valerian root extracts are not considered as habit forming or addictive in nature.

The kalms tablets are known to produce some side effects that are of mild to severe intensity and are usually manageable and can be tolerated. 

The main ingredient of kalms day and night tablets is the valerian root extract that is a natural herbal remedy to reduce anxiety and stress related symptoms. Due to its sedating effect, the kalms tablets help individuals sleep a sound and peaceful sleep and reduce insomnia.

The kalms anti anxiety medicines if used for long term may result in habit forming or addictive behavior like many other anti anxiety drugs. However they are recommended for their long term treatment of anxiety in a natural and herbal way.

Kalms effect is increased potentially if it is taken along with recreational drugs or alcohol.  However, the medicine should not be taken if a person is taken medicines for the following conditions :

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Antidepressants
  • Anti anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Migraine
  • Psoriasis
  • Psychiatric disorder
  • Seizures
  • HIV infection
  • Malaria infection
  • Tuberculosis

The kalms tablets are over the counter hypnotics that makes them easily available and usable without a prescription from a doctor.  They are meant to be used by adults over 18 years of age since the effects of valerian root have not been studied among children and young adults. 

Due to their sedating effects and the calming effect that they produce, kalms tablets have a potential to be used by individuals for soothing themselves in distressing situations. 

Kalms use has also been linked to improved physical and psychological health among its users. The users of kalms have stated low states of irritability and frustration due to anxiety.

For the added benefits that are produced by the intake of kalms on the person’s subjective and psychological well-being, the use of kalms may be prolonged by some individuals and it may exceed the recommended 2-4 weeks period but that does not in any way confirms its addictive nature.

The Kalms tablets are also used by the patients of high blood pressure to reduce muscular tension and irritability. The kalms tablets induce soothing and calming effects among the patients of high blood pressure. 

However the use of kalms for treating high blood pressure and the associated negative feelings is not recommended as the kalms side effects are increased by the use of kalms in patients who are already taking any medicine for high blood pressure. 

Hence unlike the medicinal tranquilizers that are usually prescribed to the patients of depression and anxiety symptoms for aiding them to have a calm sleep, the addictive properties of kalms have not been proven by any empirical study and the physical dependence to the ingredients of kalms has also not yet been confirmed.


The current blogspot was based on the question “are kalms addictive?”. We discussed the chances of physical addiction to the kalms tablets among its users and the ways to prevent habit formation from the use of kalms tablets.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs): Are kalms addictive

Is it safe to take kalms every night?

Kalms tablets are meant to be used once a day for reducing the symptoms of stress and anxiety among adults over 18 years of age. For maximum benefits the tablet needs to be used for a period of 2 -4 weeks daily. However, if the symptoms prevail, the dose can be altered by discussing the symptoms with your doctor.

Can you take kalms every day?

Kalms tablets can be taken daily as it is a natural herbal medicine to reduce stress and anxiety as per the need of the person.

What are the side effects of kalms?

The side effects of kalms include:
Poor focus
Low concentration
Upset stomach

Are kalms any good for anxiety?

The kalms tablets are based on valerian root extracts that have been known for ages to reduce the symptoms of anxiety, stress and tension among humans. This makes kalms tablets a reliable treatment for reducing anxiety symptoms.


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