Nifedine 20mg Tablet SR

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Composition for Nifedine 20mg Tablet SR

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Medicine Overview of Nifedine Tablet SR

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Uses of Nifedine Tablet SR

Nifedine 20mg Tablet SR is used in the treatment of hypertension and chest pain (Angina).
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Side effects of Nifedine Tablet SR

Common

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 Nifedine 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 Nifedine 20mg Tablet SR at a fixed time.

How Nifedine Tablet SR works

Nifedine 20mg 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 Nifedine Tablet SR

Expert advice for Nifedine 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 Nifedine 20mg 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
Nifedine 20mg 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
Nifedine 20mg Tablet SR is safe to use during lactation. Hu
man 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.

Nifedine 20mg 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
Nifedine 20mg Tablet SR is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Nifedine 20mg Tablet SR is recommended.

However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
Nifedine 20mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patie
nts with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nifedine 20mg 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 Nifedine 20mg Tablet SR

Frequently asked questions for Nifedipine

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