Nicardia Retard 10mg Tablet SR

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Composition for Nicardia 10mg Tablet SR

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Medicine Overview of Nicardia Tablet SR

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Uses of Nicardia Tablet SR

Nicardia Retard 10mg Tablet SR is used in the treatment of hypertension and chest pain (Angina).
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Side effects of Nicardia Tablet SR

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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 Nicardia Tablet SR

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 Nicardia Retard 10mg Tablet SR at a fixed time.

How Nicardia Tablet SR works

Nicardia retard 10mg tablet sr 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 Nicardia Tablet SR

Expert advice for Nicardia Tablet SR

  • 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 Nicardia Retard 10mg Tablet SR
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Nicardia Retard 10mg Tablet SR 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
Nicardia Retard 10mg Tablet SR is safe to use during lactati
on. 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.

Nicardia Retard 10mg Tablet SR 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
Nicardia Retard 10mg Tablet SR is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Nicardia Retard 10mg Tablet SR is recommended.

However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
Nicardia Retard 10mg Tablet SR should be used with caution i
n patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nicardia Retard 10mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Azivent 500mg Tablet, Onitraz 100mg Capsule, Zathrin Redimix Suspension, Pratham 200mg/5ml Suspension

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 Nicardia 10mg Tablet SR

Frequently asked questions for Nifedipine

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