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VASOTOP 30MG TABLET

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Composition for VASOTOP

Nimodipine(30 mg)

food interaction for VASOTOP

alcohol interaction for VASOTOP

pregnancy interaction for VASOTOP

lactation interaction for VASOTOP

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Vasotop 30mg tablet at a fixed time.
Taking Nimodipine with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
UNSAFE
Vasotop 30mg tablet 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for VASOTOP

Nimodipine(30 mg)

Uses

Vasotop 30mg tablet is used in the treatment of subarachnoid haemorrhage.

How it works

Vasotop 30mg tablet blocks the action of calcium on the heart and blood vessels. As a result, blood vessels are relaxed and heart beats with less force. This lowers the blood pressure, abnormally fast heart beat and protects the heart following a heart attack.

Common side effects

Hormone imbalance, Allergic reaction, Slow growth in children and teenagers, Heart rate irregular, Bradycardia, Dizziness, Decreased blood pressure, Limb swelling, Reduced blood platelets, Bruise, Bleeding

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Expert advice for VASOTOP

  • Notify your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant.
  • Nimodipine can cause swelling in the ankle or feet. Notify your doctor if it bothers you.
  • The missing dose of the Nimodipine can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. You can take the medicine at the same time every day to avoid forgetting it.
  • You may get a headache that lasts for a short time, after starting Nimodipine. This should become less noticeable after a few days.
     
  • Nimodipine may cause dizziness in the first few days of starting the treatment.
  • Your doctor may recommend a change in the lifestyle to lower your blood pressure. It may include: 
    • Maintain a normal body weight (body mass index, 18.5-24.9 kg/m2). 
    • Consume fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and reduce saturated-total fat.
    • Reduce daily dietary sodium intake as much as possible, ideally to 65 mmol/day (1.5 g/day sodium or 3.8 g/day sodium chloride).
    • Regular aerobic physical activity (at least 30 minutes/day, most days of the week).
    • Limit alcohol consumption to less than or equal to 2 drinks per day (1oz or 30ml ethanol eg 24oz beer, 10 oz wine, or 3 oz 80-proof whiskey).
     
  • Swelling, bleeding or tenderness of gums may occur after starting the treatment. Brushing and flossing of teeth carefully and regularly may prevent this.

Frequently asked questions for VASOTOP

Nimodipine

Q.How does nimodipine work/prevent vasospasm?
Nimodipine relaxes and widens the blood vessels so that blood can flow easily through them thereby improving the blood supply to the brain, and preventing vasospasm (reflex narrowing of blood vessels caused by bleeding)

Q.What is nimodipine?
Nimodipine is used to prevent further damage to/changes in brain function after subarachnoid haemorrhage (bleeding around the brain).

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Content on this page was last updated on 31 August, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)