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DEPIN 5 MG CAPSULE

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MRP: Rs. 48.46 for 1 packet(s) (50 capsules each)
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Composition for DEPIN

Nifedipine(5 mg)

Drug interaction for DEPIN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
It may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The potential benefits may outweigh the risks. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
It is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for DEPIN

Nifedipine(5 mg)

Uses

Depin 5 mg capsule is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina ( chest pain).

How it works

Depin 5 mg capsule belongs to a category of drugs called as calcium channel blockers. It acts by widening the blood vessels to allow easy blood flow, which lowers the blood pressure and reduces chest pain.

Common side effects

Nausea, Allergic reaction, Swelling of tongue, Ankle swelling, Limb swelling, Chest pain, Constipation, Cough, Decreased sexual function, Dizziness, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Eye swelling, Facial swelling, Lip swelling, Fainting, Headache, Heartburn, Muscle cramp, Skin rash, Tachycardia, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye

SUBSTITUTES for DEPIN

4 Substitutes
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  • CALCIGARD 5 MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 0.99/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 9.87
    pay 2% more per capsule
  • NICARDIA 5 MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    J B Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 1/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 9.97
    pay 3% more per capsule
  • DEPICOR 5 MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Merck Ltd
    Rs. 0.96/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 9.60
    save 1% more per capsule
  • CALBLOC 5 MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Unichem Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 1.99/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 19.88
    pay 105% more per capsule

Expert advice for DEPIN

  • Do not take the medicine within 3 days of taking grapefruit or grapefruit juice as it may lead to increased effects of the drug.
  • Check your blood pressure one week after starting the drug and inform your doctor if it hasn't improved.
  • Do not drive or operate machines as the drug can make you dizzy for first few days.

Frequently asked questions for DEPIN

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 27 June, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)