Vasotop 30mg Infusion

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Introduction

Vasotop 30mg 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 improve blood flow to the brain and prevents changes in brain function.

Vasotop 30mg 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. Keep taking the injection 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 the 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 Vasotop Infusion

Benefits of Vasotop Infusion

In Subarachnoid haemorrhage

Vasotop 30mg Infusion is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing the narrowed blood vessels in the brain so that blood can flow more easily. This prevents further brain damage after bleeding around the brain. It is given as an injection and started as soon as possible after bleeding in the brain is confirmed. Your doctor may switch to a tablet form once treatment with Vasotop 30mg Infusion is completed. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully to get the maximum benefit from this medicine.

Side effects of Vasotop 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 Vasotop

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

How to use Vasotop Infusion

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

How Vasotop Infusion works

Vasotop 30mg 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
Vasotop 30mg Infusion may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Vasotop 30mg 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
Vasotop 30mg 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
Vasotop 30mg 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
Vasotop 30mg Infusion is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Vasotop 30mg 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 Vasotop 30mg Infusion in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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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 Vasotop 30mg 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. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dihydropyridinecarboxylic acids derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC
Action Class
Calcium channel blockers- Dihydropyridines (DHP)

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Patient Concerns

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He got brain haemorrhage. He has type2 diabetic Pl suggest daily diet chart. We are north Indian family
Shikha Mishra
Dietetics/Nutrition
What guidelines doctor has given
My Mother is a brain haemorrhage Patient and doctor has advised RILUTEK 50MG OR RILUZOLE, I seek advice whether to take RILUTOR 50MG for my mother or not.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
not needed in my opinion
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FAQs

Q. What is Vasotop 30mg Infusion?

Vasotop 30mg Infusion belongs to a class of medicines known as calcium channel blockers. Vasotop 30mg Infusion 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 Vasotop 30mg Infusion work?

Vasotop 30mg Infusion 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 Vasotop 30mg Infusion?

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 Vasotop 30mg Infusion 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 Vasotop 30mg Infusion if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Vasotop 30mg Infusion should not be given to children below the age of 18 as the safety of Vasotop 30mg Infusion is not known in children. Do not take antacids for 2 hours before or after taking Vasotop 30mg Infusion as this may prevent the medication from working. Avoid taking alcohol while taking Vasotop 30mg Infusion as it may only worsen the dizziness that may occur as a side effect of Vasotop 30mg Infusion. You should not drive or do anything that requires focus as your alertness may be affected by Vasotop 30mg Infusion. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to conceive, please consult your doctor before taking Vasotop 30mg Infusion.

Q. How is Vasotop 30mg Infusion administered?

Vasotop 30mg Infusion 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 Vasotop 30mg Infusion to continue your treatment. Follow your doctor;s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Vasotop 30mg Infusion.

Q. Can Vasotop 30mg Infusion be taken along with tablet form of Vasotop 30mg Infusion?

No. Vasotop 30mg Infusion cannot be taken along with tablet form of Vasotop 30mg Infusion. Once the drip is stopped, your doctor may switch you to the tablet form of Vasotop 30mg Infusion to continue your treatment.

Q. What are the side effects of Vasotop 30mg Infusion?

The most common side effects of Vasotop 30mg Infusion 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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