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Introduction

Expert Advice

Indications:

This medication is used for prevention of chest pain (angina) and Raynaud’s Phenomenon. It can also be used in hypertensive (increased blood pressure) patients.

 

Administration:

This medicine is mostly taken orally (by mouth). The dosage is dependent on the age, condition and its severity. Please consult your doctor before use.

Not recommended for children.

 

Storage:

Please store this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light and moisture. Please keep it away from children.

 

Side Effects:

Headache, flushes, dizziness, tachycardia (increased heartbeat), hypotension (low blood pressure), GI upset, vasodilatation (widening of blood vessels), lethargy, skin reactions, myalgia (muscle pain), tremor, visual disturbances, increased urinary frequency, impotence, mood changes, Myocardial infarction and ishaemic pain.

 

Precautions:

Poor cardiac reserve, heart failure, liver impairment, severe hypotension (low blood pressure), diabetes, dialysis and in elderly.

 

Contraindications:

Patients with heart diseases, Liver impairment, history of GI obstruction, Crohn’s disease, dialysis, malignant hypertension, Patients with skin disorders/diseases

Primary Uses

Hypertension

Indications

This medication is used for prevention of chest pain (angina) and Raynaud’s Phenomenon. It can also be used in hypertensive (increased blood pressure) patients.

Side Effects

Headache, flushes, dizziness, tachycardia (increased heartbeat), hypotension (low blood pressure), GI upset, vasodilatation (widening of blood vessels), lethargy, skin reactions, myalgia (muscle pain), tremor, visual disturbances, increased urinary frequency, impotence, mood changes, Myocardial infarction and ishaemic pain.

Warnings

Pregnancy

This medication is contraindicated in pregnant females.

Lactation

This medication is contraindicated in lactating females. 

Driving

Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.

Alcohol

Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.

Precautions

Please be cautious while using nifedipine in patients with poor cardiac reserve, hypotension, diabetes, heart failure and in elderly. 

Contraindications

Patients with heart diseases, Liver impairment, history of GI obstruction, Crohn’s disease, dialysis, malignant hypertension, Patients with skin disorders/diseases

FAQS

Indications:

This medication is used for prevention of chest pain (angina). It can also be used for lowering blood pressure in hypertensive (increased blood pressure) patients. Lowering of blood pressure lessens the probability of heart attacks and kidney dysfunctions.

Storage:

Please store this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light and moisture. Please keep it away from children.

Precautions:

This medicine may make you dizzy so it is advised not to do any tasks that require alertness (e.g. driving) immediately after taking this medicine Heart patients should be precautious

Effects on pregnancy and lactation:

This medicine should only be used if its use is imperative during pregnancy and cannot be ignored. This medicine passes into breast milk. Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.

Administration:

This medicine is mostly taken orally (by mouth). The dosage is dependent on the age, condition and its severity. Please consult your doctor before use. Not recommended for children.

Side Effects:

• Rash • Dizziness • Decreased blood pressure • Visual disturbances

Contraindications:

• Patients with heart disease • Patients with skin disorders/diseases

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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