Nicardia Retard 30 mg Tablet SR


Overview

Uses of Nicardia Tablet SR
Nicardia Retard 30 mg Tablet SR is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and chest pain (Angina).
Nicardia Tablet SR side effects
Common
  • 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 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. Nicardia Retard 30 mg Tablet SR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Nicardia Tablet SR works
Nicardia Retard 30 mg Tablet SR is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.
Nicardia Tablet SR related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Nicardia Retard 30 mg 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Nicardia Retard 30 mg Tablet SR 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.
Nicardia Retard 30 mg Tablet SR may make you feel dizzy, faint, extremely tired or have visual disturbances. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Nicardia Retard 30 mg Tablet SR is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Nicardia Retard 30 mg Tablet SR is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Nicardia Retard 30 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nicardia Retard 30 mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Nicardia Tablet SR?
If you miss a dose of Nicardia Retard 30 mg Tablet SR, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Nicardia Retard 30 mg Tablet SR
₹1.84/Tablet SR
Nicardia CD Retard 30 Tablet SR
J B Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹9.39/Tablet SR
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Nicardia XL 30 Tablet
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₹10.25/Tablet ER
456% costlier
ADALAT 30MG CAPSULE ER
Bayer Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
₹26/Capsule ER
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₹3.8/Tablet SR
106% costlier

Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Nicardia Retard 30 mg Tablet SR to improve your blood pressure and/or to reduce the number and severity of angina attacks.
  • Lowering blood pressure reduces the chance of future heart attack & stroke.
  • 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 Nicardia Retard 30 mg Tablet SR. 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Nicardia with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Nicardia

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I am 21 weeks pregnant.doctor prescribed me to take nicardia retarded 10 mg twice daily since 14 week.i have normal blood pressure 80 /120.MacDonald cervix stitch was happened 14 weeks.is nicardia safe in pregnancy
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
Yes it can be taken if required. Generally given to relax the uterus in case you are at high risk of having preterm labour
High blood pressure and diabetes
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
just telling high BP and sugar wil not help in giving u medicinetell the details since when u have diabetes and hypertensionwhat medicine u taking for bothand also do following blood testHba1c, Blood sugar ( fasting & PP), Urine routine, CBC, ESR, Lipid profile, Thyroid profile, Serum creatinine, BUN, eGFR, AST & ALT
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FAQs

Q. Is Nicardia safe?
Nicardia is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor
Q. Is Nicardia a nitrate/beta-blocker/ACE inhibitor/tocolytic?
No. Nicardia is not a nitrate, beta-blocker, or an ACE inhibitor. It is a calcium channel blocker.
Q. Does Nicardia cause dry mouth?
Nicardia can cause dry mouth as an uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor if experience dry mouth after taking Nicardia.
Q. Is Nicardia a diuretic?
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.
Q. Is Nicardia a calcium channel 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.
Q. Is Nicardia a blood thinner?
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.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen with Nicardia ?
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.
Q. Does Nicardia cause hair loss?
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.
Q. Does Nicardia make you tired?
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.
Q. Does Nicardia cause tachycardia?
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.
Q. Does Nicardia expire?
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.
Q. Is Nicardia an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
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.
Q. Is Nicardia a beta blocker?
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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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Feb 2018.
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