Calnif Retard 20mg Tablet

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Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Calnif 20mg Tablet

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14.28
₹1.43/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Calnif Tablet

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Uses of Calnif Tablet

Calnif Retard 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of hypertension and chest pain (Angina).
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Side effects of Calnif Tablet

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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 Calnif Tablet

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 Calnif Retard 20mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Calnif Tablet works

Calnif retard 20mg tablet 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 Calnif Tablet

Expert advice for Calnif Tablet

  • 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 Calnif Retard 20mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Calnif Retard 20mg 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Calnif Retard 20mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation.
Human 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.

Calnif Retard 20mg Tablet 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
Calnif Retard 20mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Calnif Retard 20mg Tablet is recommended.

However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
Calnif Retard 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in pat
ients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Calnif Retard 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Danavir 600mg Tablet, Azivent 500mg Tablet, Onitraz 100mg Capsule, Azita 500mg Tablet

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 Calnif 20mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Nifedipine

Calnif is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor
No. Calnif is not a nitrate, beta-blocker, or an ACE inhibitor. It is a calcium channel blocker.
Calnif can cause dry mouth as an uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor if experience dry mouth after taking Calnif.
Calnif is not a diuretic. Calnif 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.
Calnif 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.
Calnif is not a blood thinner. Calnif 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.
Calnif 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 Calnif with pseudoephedrine?
Calnif 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 Calnif with naproxen?
Calnif 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.
Calnif does not cause hair loss. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair loss after taking Calnif as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.
Calnif 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.
Calnif 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 Calnif.
Yes, Calnif does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Calnif is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Calnif 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.
Calnif is not a beta blocker. Calnif 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 Calnif the same as amlodipine?
Calnif 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 Calnif ?
Calnif 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 Calnif?
Calnif 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 Calnif ?
Calnif 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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