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Composition for NICARDIA

Nifedipine(10 mg)

food interaction for NICARDIA

alcohol interaction for NICARDIA

pregnancy interaction for NICARDIA

lactation interaction for NICARDIA

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Nicardia 10 mg capsule at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Nicardia 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Nicardia 10 mg capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for NICARDIA

Nifedipine(10 mg)

Uses

Nicardia 10 mg capsule is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure , angina (chest pain) and hypertensive emergency.

How it works

Nicardia 10 mg capsule 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

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

Common Dosage for NICARDIA 10 MG CAPSULE

Patients taking NICARDIA 10 MG CAPSULE

  • 38%
    Twice A Day
  • 38%
    Once A Day
  • 17%
    Thrice A Day
  • 4%
    Alternate Day
  • 4%
    Four Times A Day

SUBSTITUTES for NICARDIA

5 Substitutes
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  • DEPIN 10 MG CAPSULE
    (30 capsules in strip)
    Zydus Cadila
    Rs. 1.33/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 39.79
    same price
  • CALCIGARD 10 MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 1.32/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 13.18
    same price
  • DEPICOR 10 MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Merck Ltd
    Rs. 1.24/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 12.39
    save 6% more per capsule
  • ADALAT 10MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Bayer Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 1.21/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 12.06
    save 9% more per capsule
  • CALBLOC 10 MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Unichem Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 0.89/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 8.95
    save 32% more per capsule

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Expert advice for NICARDIA

  • 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.
  • Your doctor may recommend a change in the lifestyle to lower your blood pressure. It may include: 
    • Consume fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and reduce saturated-total fat.
    • Reduce daily dietary sodium intake as much as possible, ideally to 65 mmol/day (1.5 g/day sodium or 3.8 g/day sodium chloride).
    • Regular aerobic physical activity (at least 30 minutes/day, most days of the week).
     
  • 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 NICARDIA

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 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)