Calcigard 5mg Capsule

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Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Calcigard 5mg Capsule

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10.8
₹1.08/Capsule
10 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Calcigard Capsule

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Uses of Calcigard Capsule

Calcigard 5mg Capsule is used in the treatment of hypertension and chest pain (Angina).
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Side effects of Calcigard Capsule

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Fatigue, Ankle swelling, Sleepiness, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Palpitations, Edema, Abdominal pain.

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How to use Calcigard Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Calcigard 5mg Capsule at a fixed time.

How Calcigard Capsule works

Calcigard 5mg capsule is a calcium channel blocker. It blocks the action of calcium on the heart and blood vessels. This lowers the blood pressure, abnormally fast heartbeat and reduces strain on the heart following a heart attack.

In Depth Information on Calcigard Capsule

Expert advice for Calcigard Capsule

  • It is very common to have dizziness, lightheadedness, swelling ankles/feet, flushing, or a headache as a side effect.
  • To lower your risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if it worsens (for example, your blood pressure readings remain high or increase, chest pain continues or worsens). 
  • Inform your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat, fainting.
  • Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Calcigard 5mg Capsule
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Calcigard 5mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Calcigard 5mg Capsule is safe to use during lactation. Huma
n studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Calcigard 5mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, faint, extremely tired or have visual disturbances. This may affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Calcigard 5mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Calcigard 5mg Capsule is recommended.

However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
Calcigard 5mg Capsule should be used with caution in patient
s with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Calcigard 5mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Onitraz 100mg Capsule, Zathrin Redimix Suspension, Pratham 200mg Suspension, Azifine 200mg Suspension

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Nifedipine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Calcigard 5mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Nifedipine

Calcigard is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor
No. Calcigard is not a nitrate, beta-blocker, or an ACE inhibitor. It is a calcium channel blocker.
Calcigard can cause dry mouth as an uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor if experience dry mouth after taking Calcigard.
Calcigard is not a diuretic. Calcigard belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers or calcium antagonists and is used to treat high blood pressure, angina (chest pain) or a condition called Raynaud’s phenomenon which causes discolouration (often whitening) of the fingers and toes.
Calcigard belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers or calcium antagonists and is used to treat high blood pressure, angina (chest pain) or a condition called Raynaud’s phenomenon which causes discolouration (often whitening) of the fingers and toes.
Calcigard is not a blood thinner. Calcigard belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers or calcium antagonists and is used to treat high blood pressure, angina (chest pain) or a condition called Raynaud’s phenomenon which causes discolouration (often whitening) of the fingers and toes.
Calcigard can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Calcigard with pseudoephedrine?
Calcigard can be taken with pseudoephedrine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Calcigard with naproxen?
Calcigard can be taken with naproxen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Calcigard does not cause hair loss. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair loss after taking Calcigard as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.
Calcigard may make you feel dizzy, faint, extremely tired or have visual disturbances. Do not drive or operate machinery if you are affected in this way. This may be more likely when you first start treatment, if you change tablets, or if you have drunk alcohol.
Calcigard can cause tachycardia (increase the heart rate) as an uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience palpitations (noticeably rapid, strong, or irregular heartbeat) after taking Calcigard.
Yes, Calcigard does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Calcigard is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Calcigard belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers or calcium antagonists and is used to treat high blood pressure, angina (chest pain) or a condition called Raynaud’s phenomenon which causes discolouration (often whitening) of the fingers and toes.
Calcigard is not a beta blocker. Calcigard belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers or calcium antagonists and is used to treat high blood pressure, angina (chest pain) or a condition called Raynaud’s phenomenon which causes discolouration (often whitening) of the fingers and toes.<br>
Q. Is Calcigard the same as amlodipine?
Calcigard and amlodipine are two different drugs which belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers or calcium antagonists.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with Calcigard ?
Calcigard can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take aspirin with Calcigard?
Calcigard can be taken with aspirin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take sildenafil with Calcigard ?
Calcigard may increase the level or effect of sildenafil by affecting its metabolism. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
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