Information about Benidipine

    Benidipine uses

    Benidipine is used in the treatment of hypertension.

    How benidipine works

    Benidipine 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.

    Common side effects of benidipine

    Fatigue, Ankle swelling, Sleepiness, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Headache, Dizziness, Palpitations, Nausea, Edema, Abdominal pain

    Available Medicine for Benidipine

    • ₹99 to ₹297
      Koye Pharmaceuticals Pvt ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹97 to ₹163
      Akumentis Healthcare Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹145 to ₹280
      UTH Healthcare
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹78 to ₹138
      J B Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹85 to ₹145
      Alniche Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹56 to ₹98
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹75 to ₹99
      Eris Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹80 to ₹138
      Ajanta Pharma Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹75 to ₹135
      Lloyd Healthcare Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹70
      El-Dorado Bio-Tech Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Benidipine

    • 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 06 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)