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Nimodip 10mg Infusion

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Overview

Introduction

Nimodip 10mg Infusion is a medicine used to treat and prevent further damage to the brain after subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding around the brain). It is known as a calcium channel blocker and helps to improves blood flow to the brain and prevents changes in brain function.

Nimodip 10mg Infusion is given under the supervision of a doctor. The dose depends on what you are taking it for and the severity of your condition. You can take it at any time of day, with or without food, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.

The most common side effects include rash, headache, stomach discomfort, low blood pressure and slow heartbeat. Consult your doctor If any of these bother you, or get worse, or won't go away. It makes you feel dizzy. Avoid driving, or any kind of machinery work until you know how medicine affects you.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any heart related problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking – especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions.  

Uses of Nimodip Infusion

Side effects of Nimodip Infusion

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Nimodip

  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Nausea
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Rash
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Decreased blood pressure
    Get up slowly from a sitting or lying position. Try to avoid changing positions suddenly even in general. Try crossing your legs when you are sitting and wearing compression stockings. Drink plenty of water and try eating smaller, more frequent meals. Although salt is not good for everyone (and bad for some people), if you have low blood pressure increasing your intake of salt (sodium) can raise your blood pressure. Cut down the amount of alcohol you drink. If your blood pressure becomes very low, you should talk to your doctor.
  • Coping with Increased heart rate
    Breathe in slowly through your nostrils and then breathe out through your mouth. Repeat this until you feel calm. Try sitting cross-legged and drink plenty of water. Splash cold water or apply a cold towel or ice pack on your face for 20-30 seconds. It is important to make sure that you are not taking more than the prescribed dose. As a preventive measure, you should limit the amount of alcohol you drink and give up smoking. Also, cut down the amount of coffee, tea or cola you drink. In general, being physically active and eating a healthy well-balanced diet is good advice for any heart condition. If the condition does not improve, consult your doctor as they may need to change you to a different type of medicine.

How to use Nimodip Infusion

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.

How Nimodip Infusion works

Nimodip 10mg Infusion is a calcium channel blocker. It relaxes the narrow blood vessels in the brain and makes the blood flow more easily. This prevents brain damage after bleeding around the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Nimodip 10mg Infusion may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nimodip 10mg Infusion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nimodip 10mg Infusion is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Nimodip 10mg Infusion may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nimodip 10mg Infusion is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Nimodip 10mg Infusion may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Nimodip 10mg Infusion in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor will monitor your blood pressure and heart rate during the treatment with this medicine.
  • A sudden drop in your blood pressure may occur, especially when you first start taking Nimodip 10mg Infusion. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

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FAQs

Q. What is Nimodip?

Nimodip belongs to a class of medicines known as calcium channel blockers. Nimodip is used to prevent any further damage to the brain function which happens after subarachnoid haemorrhage (bleeding around the brain when a weak nerve in the brain bursts).

Q. How does Nimodip work?

Nimodip relaxes and widens the blood vessels so that blood can flow easily through them, thereby improving the blood supply to the brain. This as a result decreases brain damage due to internal bleeding in the brain and also prevents vasospasm (reflex narrowing of blood vessels caused by this bleeding).

Q. What precautions do I need to take while taking Nimodip?

Talk to your doctor if you ever had head injury or bleeding in and around the brain. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. If you have been taking this medicine through a drip, it is likely that you may be switched to a tablet form of Nimodip to continue your treatment, once the drip is stopped. Inform your doctor if you have any problems with your heart, brain or liver. Do not take Nimodip if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Nimodip should not be given to children below the age of 18 as the safety of Nimodip is not known in children. Do not take antacids for 2 hours before or after taking Nimodip as this may prevent the medication from working. Avoid taking alcohol while taking Nimodip as it may only worsen the dizziness that may occur as a side effect of Nimodip. You should not drive or do anything that requires focus as your alertness may be affected by Nimodip. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to conceive, please consult your doctor before taking Nimodip.

Q. How is Nimodip administered?

Nimodip is administered by a doctor or nurse, using a drip as a slow injection into a vein. Your doctor will decide the dose and duration depending on your illness and your total body weight. Once the drip is stopped, it is likely that you are switched to a tablet form of Nimodip to continue your treatment. Follow your doctor;s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Nimodip.

Q. Can Nimodip be taken along with tablet form of Nimodip?

No. Nimodip cannot be taken along with tablet form of Nimodip. Once the drip is stopped, your doctor may switch you to the tablet form of Nimodip to continue your treatment.

Q. What are the side effects of Nimodip?

The most common side effects of Nimodip are rash, headache, stomach discomfort, nausea, decreased blood pressure or increased heart rate. These are usually not bothersome but you must consult your doctor if any of these worries you or gets worse.

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References

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