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Depicor 10 mg Capsule

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Composition for Depicor 10 mg Capsule

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Primary uses of Depicor 10 mg Capsule

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Medicine Overview of Depicor Capsule

Uses of Depicor Capsule

Depicor 10 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and chest pain (Angina).

Depicor Capsule side effects

Common

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

How to use Depicor 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. Depicor 10 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Depicor Capsule works

Depicor 10 mg Capsule is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

In Depth Information on Depicor Capsule

Expert advice for Depicor Capsule

  • Depicor 10 mg Capsule lowers your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body.
  • Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.
  • It may also be used to reduce the number and severity of angina attacks (chest pain caused by heart disease).
  • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. Raise your legs while you’re sitting down and talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • A sudden drop in your blood pressure may occur, especially when you first start taking Depicor 10 mg Capsule. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • Side effects like dizziness, headache, and flushing, and ankle or foot swelling can be experienced with its use. This may not be with everyone. Drink plenty of fluids and  try cutting down on coffee, tea and alcohol.
  • Any of the side effects other than mentioned above if occur, do consult the treating physician. 
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Depicor Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Depicor Capsule
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Depicor 10 mg 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Depicor 10 mg Capsule 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.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Depicor 10 mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, faint, extremely tired or have visual disturbances. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Depicor 10 mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Depicor 10 mg Capsule is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Depicor 10 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Depicor 10 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Depicor Capsule?uses

If you miss a dose of Depicor 10 mg Capsule, 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 about Depicor Capsule

Frequently asked questions about Nifedipine

Q. Is Depicor safe?
Depicor is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor
Q. Is Depicor a nitrate/beta-blocker/ACE inhibitor/tocolytic?
No. Depicor is not a nitrate, beta-blocker, or an ACE inhibitor. It is a calcium channel blocker.
Q. Does Depicor cause dry mouth?
Depicor can cause dry mouth as an uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor if experience dry mouth after taking Depicor.
Q. Is Depicor a diuretic?
Depicor is not a diuretic. Depicor 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.
Q. Is Depicor a calcium channel blocker?
Depicor 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.
Q. Is Depicor a blood thinner?
Depicor is not a blood thinner. Depicor 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.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen with Depicor ?
Depicor 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 Depicor with pseudoephedrine?
Depicor 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 Depicor with naproxen?
Depicor 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.
Q. Does Depicor cause hair loss?
Depicor does not cause hair loss. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair loss after taking Depicor as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Does Depicor make you tired?
Depicor 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.
Q. Does Depicor cause tachycardia?
Depicor 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 Depicor.
Q. Does Depicor expire?
Yes, Depicor does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Q. Is Depicor an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Depicor is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Depicor 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.
Q. Is Depicor a beta blocker?
Depicor is not a beta blocker. Depicor 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 Depicor the same as amlodipine?
Depicor 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 Depicor ?
Depicor 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 Depicor?
Depicor 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 Depicor ?
Depicor may increase the level or effect of sildenafil by affecting its metabolism. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Depicor with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Depicor with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil, Toscular, Grifa, Tubercin, Car, Acirimpi, Osorifa, Serom, Monocin, Rifacept, R-Cin, Montomycin
Depicor with Chlorthalidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorthalidone: Chlornol, Thiovas, Chlorfid, Lupiclor, Klorzid, Clovet, Thaloric, Thiaklor, Zione
Depicor with Indinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Depicor with Indapamide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indapamide: Excrete, Indizon, Indicard, Inklud, Natritor, Lorvas, Natrilix, Diurix, Insuretis, Inditor, Insuret, Indromide
Depicor with Primidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Primidone: Mysoline
Depicor with Benidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benidipine: Benikite, Caritec
Depicor with Hydrochlorothiazide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Hydrochlorothiazide: Hyros, Bpzide, Dizide, Xenia, Aquazide, Hydrazide, Thiazide, Hydride
Depicor with Ritonavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune, Ritomax
Depicor with Beclometasone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Beclometasone: Beclate
Depicor with Posaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Depicor with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin
Depicor with Furosemide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Furosemide: Frussenex, Fru, Frusamide, Frusenex, Lasix HD, Urix
Depicor with Clobetasol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clobetasol: Clobex
Depicor with Lithium
SERIOUS
Depicor with S-Amlodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition S-Amlodipine: Samwell, S-Amcard, Esam, Simlidep, S-Amlopress, Big Dvr
Depicor with Pitavastatin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pitavastatin: Pevastin, Pivasta
Depicor with Cilostazol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cilostazol: Pencil, Zilast, Stozic, Preclaud, Pletoz
Depicor with Nitrendipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nitrendipine: Cardif
Depicor with Lercanidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lercanidipine: Lotensyl, Lervasc

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