DEPIN 5 MG CAPSULE

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Composition

Nifedipine(5 mg)

SALT INFORMATION

Nifedipine(5 mg)

Uses

Nifedipine is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina ( chest pain).

How it works

Nifedipine 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

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

SUBSTITUTES

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

Expert advice

  • 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

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).
 
Q. Can I take nifedipine while pregnant?
It is advisable to consult your doctor before taking nifedipine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
 
Q. Can Nifedipine be taken with food?
Yes. Nifedipine may be taken with or without food. However, do not take the drug within 3 days of taking grapefruit or grapefruit juice.


Content on this page was last updated on 27 June, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)