This drug is a dihydropyridine analog belonging to class of calcium channel blocker that is used for the treatment of high blood pressure. This makes the tachycardia minimal.
It should not be taken by women who are pregnant or lactating. Tell your doctor your entire medical history and all current medication you are currently on so as to avoid any unnecessary complications and medical interactions.
This medicine should be taken with food. The adult dosage is 2-4 mg daily, which may be increased gradually if needed according to the medical condition.
Is It safe with alcohol?Alcohol consumption along with this medicine is not recommended as it enhances the risk of side effects like dizziness and difficulty in concentration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine should be avoided by pregnant women unless suggested by the doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?The medicine is suggested to be ignored by breastfeeding mothers as there is a possibility of side-effects on the infant.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?Caution to be advised in patients with severe impaired renal function.
Are there any missed dose instructions?Take the missed dose as soon as possible and avoid taking it if its almost time for the other dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?A doctor should be consulted immediately if such a situation is suspected.
This medication works by blocking L, N and T type calcium channels. It has high affinity for cell membranes at the DHP binding site. Additionally, this medicine show vascular selectivity towards peripheral blood vessels.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Medicine
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