Side Effects of Ordilan are Fatigue, Ankle swelling, Sleepiness, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Palpitations, Edema (swelling), Abdominal pain.
Ordilan is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure. It belongs to a group of medicines which block the calcium channels in the blood vessel. It works by relaxing the blood vessels in patients with high blood pressure. This widens the diameter of the blood vessels which helps the blood to pass through them more easily.
Q. Which is better amlodipine or Ordilan?
Both these medicines are used in the treatment of blood pressure and are equally good in effectively reducing the blood pressure. Ordilan has also been found to be beneficial in patients with kidney problems as compared to amlodipine. Additionally, while Amlodipine may have chances of causing mild ankle swelling, Ordilan has been found to have lesser chances of causing ankle swelling, tachycardia and palpitations. Your doctor will suggest either of these after seeing what suits you.
Q. What are the side effects of Ordilan?
Ordilan is generally well tolerated but sometimes can also be associated with side effects like headache, dizziness, flushing, palpitations, low blood pressure, and stomach problems. It may also cause increased urination, ankle swelling, and lethargy. These side effects are not common in everyone but may occur in some individuals. Do consult your doctor if you notice any side effects after taking this medicine.
Q. Is Ordilan good for patients of high blood pressure with kidney impairment?
Yes, Ordilan has been shown to have protective effects on the kidney cells, thereby preventing them from damage. It has also been shown to decrease protein leakage from the kidney in patients who have diabetes as well as high blood pressure.
Q. Should I take Ordilan in the morning or at night?
Ordilan can be taken anytime in the morning or evening, usually prescribed once daily. Follow the advice of your doctor. It is advised to take it at the same time each day so that you remember to take it and consistent levels of medicine are maintained in the body.
Q. How long do I need to take Ordilan?
You should keep on taking Ordilan for as long as your doctor has recommended you to take it. You may need to take it lifelong. Do not stop taking it, even if you feel well or your blood pressure is well controlled. If you stop taking Ordilan, your blood pressure may increase again and your condition may worsen.
Q. What changes can I make to control my blood pressure better?
Avoid eating grapefruit (chakotra) or drinking grapefruit juice while taking Ordilan. Take a low sodium and low fat diet, and adhere to the lifestyle changes as advised by your doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 31st Dec 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.