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Nicardia CD 30 mg is prescribed to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (chest pain). It may also be used for other purposes not listed here.
Nifedipine (the main active salt) is a calcium channel blocker drug that dilates (relaxes and widens) blood vessels (veins and arteries), making it easier for the heart to pump blood and lower its workload. Nifedipine is sold under various trade names.
Do not take Nifedipine if allergic to it. Before taking this medication, let your doctor know if you are allergic to it or 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 surgery or any medical procedure, inform your doctor or other healthcare personnel that you are taking Nifedipine. This medication may make you dizzy. Do not drive or do any such activities requiring a great deal of alertness until you are sure you can do them safely. Limit or avoid alcohol consumption.
Nifedipine is classified as an FDA pregnancy category C drug. It is unknown whether this medication can harm an unborn baby if taken during pregnancy. This medication can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby. You must consult your doctor before using this medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Before taking Nifedipine, you must tell your doctor about all medication you are taking (to avoid possible drug interaction) and if you have any of the following conditions: kidney disease, liver disease (especially cirrhosis), a blockage in the digestive tract (stomach or intestines), inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, chronic constipation, a colostomy or a history of stomach surgery such as gastric bypass, colon cancer, hypothyroidism, coronary artery disease, or congestive heart failure. This is for the doctor to judge whether it is safe for you to take this medication. Extended-release tablets of Nifedipine may contain lactose. Let your doctor know if you are lactose intolerant.
Things and Activities to avoid while taking Nifedipine:
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.
Some common side effects of Nifedipine are dizziness, flushing, weakness, swelling in ankles or feet or headache. If any of these effects persist or deteriorate, get medical attention immediately.
Nifedipine can rarely worsen chest pain or cause a heart attack in some people with severe heart disease. This happens after starting this medication or increasing the dose. Get medical attention immediately if you experience worsening chest pain or the first sign of a heart attack (pain in the 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 they are serious, visit your doctor.
Nifedipine dosage may depend on factors like age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition, among several other factors. Your doctor will determine your dosage after examining you properly.
Take Nicardia strictly according to your doctor’s directions or the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Refer to the instructions in them for detailed information on that particular medication. Nifedipine can be taken with or without food. Always store this medicine in a cool and dry place.
Do not break, crush, or chew an extended-release tablet of Nifedipine. Instead, swallow it whole. Breaking, crushing, or chewing an extended-release tablet may cause too much of the drug to be released quickly. Let your doctor know if you have excessive sweating, vomiting or diarrhea. These conditions can cause severely low blood pressure.
Some tablet forms of Nifedipine are made with a shell that is not absorbed or melted in the body and gets excreted in the stool. This is normal and not a reason to worry.