Adalat Chrono 60mg
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|Manufacturer||Bayer healthcare, Germany|
Adalat Chrono 60 mg is prescribed for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (chest pain). The active ingredient of the medicine is Nifedipine a known calcium channel blocker drug which dilates (relaxes and widens) blood vessels (veins and arteries) making it easier for the heart to pump blood and lower its workload.
Do not take Adalat Chrono 60 mg if you are allergic to it. Before taking this medication, let your doctor know if you are allergic to it or to other drugs, if you have ever had heart disease (congestive heart failure), liver disease, a blockage in your digestive tract (stomach or intestines), a history of stomach surgery, coronary artery disease, or hypothyroidism.
Before having a surgery or any medical procedure, inform your doctor or other healthcare personnel that you are taking Adalat Chrono. This medication may make you dizzy. Do not drive or do any such activities which require a great deal of alertness until you are sure that you can do them safely. Limit or avoid alcohol consumption.
Alcoholic beverages must be avoided while taking this medicine as alcohol can further lower blood pressure. Also avoid activities which require a high level of mental awareness and reflexes (such as driving). Do not consume grapefruit or grapefruit-based products as they can interact with Nifedipine and cause potentially dangerous effects.
Many other drugs can interact with Adalat Chrono. Let your doctor know in advance if you use any other drugs or related products (OTC vitamin pills or other medicines, or herbal products), especially cimetidine, conivaptan, digoxin, fentanyl, imatinib, isoniazid, laxatives, levothyroxine, nefazodone, NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, or others), cold or allergy medications, tizanidine, St. John’s Wort, HIV/AIDS medicines, antibiotics (clarithromycin, erythromycin, or others), or seizure medicines. Remember that the information provided here is extremely limited. There may be other interacting drugs. Do not start or stop any medications without proper medical advice.
Some common side effects of Adalat Chrono 60 mg are dizziness, flushing, weakness, swelling in ankles or feet or headache. If any of these effects persist or deteriorate, get medical attention right away.
Nifedipine can rarely worsen chest pain or cause a heart attack in some people who already have severe heart disease. This happens after starting this medication or increasing the dose. Get medical attention right away if you experience worsening chest pain or the first sign of heart attack (pain in chest/jaw/left arm, shortness of breath, or unusual sweating.
All information including that of side effects is limited in this guide. If you experience other side effects and think that they are serious, seek medical attention right away.
Take Adalat Chrono 60 mg strictly according to your doctor’s directions or according to the instructions on the medication label. Refer the instructions in them for detailed information on that medication. Usually, the medicine can be taken with or without food. Always store this medicine in a cool and dry place. Let your doctor know if you have excessive sweating, vomiting or diarrhoea. These conditions can cause severely low blood pressure.