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Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine) belongs to a class of medications commonly referred to as calcium channel blockers. These medications work by allowing certain muscles of the heart and blood vessels to relax, while also increasing the oxygen supply to the heart. The result of this is that the blood flows more easily. Patients treating high blood pressure are commonly prescribed this drug to treat their condition, and it is also used to help prevent the occurrence of angina attacks.
Dosage and Administration
The prescribing doctor's instructions need to be followed when taking Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine) tablets. In the majority of cases, a dosage of one tablet per day will be deemed sufficient. However, as dosage requirements will vary for each patient, depending on factors such as the patient's medical condition, it is essential that only the prescribed amount is taken. It is also necessary to continue treatment exactly as directed unless instructed otherwise by your doctor.
There are side effects associated with taking Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine) tablets, and some of them are listed here:
- Muscular cramps
- Itchy sensation
- Urinating more than you usually would
You are advised to report side effects to your doctor. Severe side effects may also occur, however this is less common. You must seek medical attention immediately if you notice breathlessness, changes in mood, inflammation of the feet or ankles, a worsening of symptoms, swelling of the gums or any other adverse reactions.
In some cases, dizziness may occur as a result of taking this drug. If this occurs, you should not drive or operate machinery.
Grapefruit juice and consumption of grapefruit must be avoided while taking this medication, as it may cause an increase in the amount of medication in the bloodstream.
Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms to watch for, which may be indicative of a reaction, include skin rashes, hives, swelling of the face or limbs, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.
Always use Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine) as you have been prescribed by your doctor. Never self-medicate or change your dosage without first consulting your doctor. The correct dosage can vary depending on your health, medical history, and the severity of the condition being treated.
This medication may not be safe for all patients. Before you begin using it always disclose the following to your doctor:
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you suffer from any allergies.
- If you suffer from any other health conditions or illnesses.
- If you are using any other medicine (including all non-prescription).
- If you are using any supplements, vitamins, or herbal products of any kind.