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CALCIGARD RETARD 20 MG TABLET

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Composition FOR CALCIGARD

Nifedipine(20 mg)

food interaction for CALCIGARD

alcohol interaction for CALCIGARD

pregnancy interaction for CALCIGARD

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medicine interaction for CALCIGARD

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Calcigard retard 20 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Calcigard retard 20 mg tablet 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Calcigard retard 20 mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR CALCIGARD

Nifedipine(20 mg)

Uses

Calcigard retard 20 mg tablet is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure , angina (chest pain) and hypertensive emergency

How it works

Calcigard retard 20 mg tablet blocks the action of calcium on the heart and blood vessels. As a result, blood vessels are relaxed and heart beats with less force. This lowers the blood pressure, abnormally fast heart beat and protects the heart following a heart attack.

Common side effects

Arterial hypotension (low blood pressure), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness, Flushing, Constipation

COMMON DOSAGE FOR CALCIGARD RETARD 20 MG TABLET

Patients taking CALCIGARD RETARD 20 MG TABLET

  • 78%
    Twice A Day
  • 16%
    Thrice A Day
  • 6%
    Once A Day

SUBSTITUTES FOR CALCIGARD

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Expert advice FOR CALCIGARD

  • Notify your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant.
  • Nifedipine can cause swelling in the ankle or feet. Notify your doctor if it bothers you.
  • The missing dose of the Nifedipine can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. You can take the medicine at the same time every day to avoid forgetting it.
  • You may get a headache that lasts for a short time, after starting Nifedipine. This should become less noticeable after a few days.
     
  • Nifedipine may cause dizziness in the first few days of starting the treatment.
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  • Swelling, bleeding or tenderness of gums may occur after starting the treatment. Brushing and flossing of teeth carefully and regularly may prevent this.

Frequently asked questions FOR CALCIGARD

Nifedipine

Q. Is nifedipine safe?
Nifedipine is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor

Q. Is Nifedipine a nitrate/beta-blocker/ACE inhibitor/tocolytic?
No. Nifedipine is not a nitrate, beta-blocker, or an ACE inhibitor. It is a calcium channel blocker

Q. What is Calcigard/Nicardia/Dipin used for?
Calcigard, Nicardia, Dipin are examples of a few brands containing nifedipine and used for treating high blood pressure, chest-pain and Reynaud's phenomenon

Q. Can I take aspirin/Tylenol/Benadryl/Viagra/ Tums/Sudafed with nifedipine?
Nifedipine can be taken with Tylenol (paracetamol), Sudafed (pseudoephedrine) and Benadryl. Taking Viagra (sildenafil) may increase the blood pressure lowering effect of nifedipine. Taking aspirin may increase the blood pressure. Tums (calcium carbonate) may decrease the effect of nifedipine. Consult your doctor before use

Q. Does nifedipine cause migraine/constipation/insomnia/bradycardia/cough/weight gain/urination/changes in heart rate?
Nifedipine may cause migraine, constipation, insomnia or bardycardia (slow heart rate). There is no evidence of nifedipine causing cough or weight changes. If you notice such symptoms, please consult your doctor

Q. Is nifedipine a narcotic or tocolytic?
No. Nifedipine is a non-narcotic/ uncontrolled/nonaddictive drug. Nifedipine is used as tocolytic (to delay preterm birth).

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)