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About the drug:
Nifedipine is a drug given in conditions like hypertension and angina pectoris. It belongs to the class of calcium channel blocker and is widely employed in heart diseases like angina pectoris and arrhythmias. It works by relaxing heart muscles and blood vessels. Nifedipine decreases the work load of heart blood vessels.
Uses of the drug:
Nifedipineis given in heart related problems like hypertension, angina pectoris and cardiac arrhythmia that make the person prone to serious cardiovascular diseases like heart failure, heart attack and angina pectoris.
Working of the drug:
Nifedipine is a calcium channel blocker and is given in almost every heart related problem. Nifedepine blocks the calcium release from calcium channels. This blockage relaxes the blood vessels which ease the blood circulation. This lowers the blood pressure and improves the efficiency of the heart.
Nifelat 5 mg is manufactured by Cipla pharmaceuticals Ltd, a pharmaceutical giant. It is available on our website in the pack of 30 tablets.
Dosage forms and strengths:
Nifelat 5 mg is available in the form of tablets and you can easily buy the drug online.
Nifedepine tablets are available in the following six strength combinations on the website:
Nifelat 10 mg
Nicardia 20 mg
Nicardia 30 mg
Nicardia CD 300 mg
Adalat chrono 30 mg
Adalat chrono 60 mg
You can buy Nifelat 5 mg online at alldaychemist.com.
Before you take the drug:
• Do not take Nifedipine if you:
Have an allergy to Nifedipine or any other ingredient of the drug
Have kidney disease
Are having a liver disorder like cirrhosis
Have slow digestion
• Tell your doctor if you:
Have coronary artery disease
Have congestive heart failure
How much to take the drug?
Always take the dose as prescribed by the physician. It is very important to consume medicine timely. The general recommended dose starts from 30 mg and can be increased to 60 mg depending upon the patient’s condition and demand. With time, dose adjustments are generally done according to the response of the patient.
What are the strengths available?
How to take the drug?
You must swallow the whole tablet with one glass full of water. Do not crush or chew it. Swallow the extended release tablets whole. A single dose can be taken once in a day or divided dose can be taken twice a day. It can be taken with or without food a day. It is best to take it at the same time daily because it shows best results and helps to remember when to take the drug.
For how long to take it?
It is important to take the drug as instructed by your doctor. Abrupt discontinuation of medicine can cause adverse reactions. So before stopping the drug intake, always consult physician first.
You may need urgent medical attention if you experience below mentioned symptoms:
• Blurred vision
• Swelling of hands and feet
Take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the dose and take your next dose at the correct time. Do not double up the dose to compensate for the missed one. You can buy Nifelat 5 mg online at alldaychemist.com.
Side effects of the drug:
All medicines have their side effects, sometimes they are serious, but most of the times they are not. Common side effects are mentioned below:
• Blurred vision
Serious side effects which need medical attention are as follows:
• Breathing difficulties
• Skin rashes
• Yellowing of skin and eyes
Common drug interactions:
Always inform your doctor about the drugs you are taking till date. This way, the doctor will be able to give you the list of drugs and other things that may interact with Nifedepine. Drugs listed below may interact with Nifedepine and can hinder its normal functioning:
• NSAIDs like Diclofenac, Cambia and Indomethacin
Things to remember:
• Keep the medicine in a close tight container and out of reach of children
• Don’t use the expired medicine
• Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine
• To reduce dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position
• Don’t exceed the recommended dose