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Depicor 10 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Merck Consumer Health Care Ltd
Medicine composition: Nifedipine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 06, 2019

Depicor 10 MG Tablet belongs to a drug group that effectively slows down the calcium activity in the blood vessels. Therefore, it helps in relaxing the heart muscles by increasing the flow of blood. It aids in the effective treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension) as well as pain in the chest (angina).

This drug should only be taken if it is prescribed by a doctor. Detailed information on current health problems, allergies as well as medication should be provided before the drug is prescribed.

For instance, patients suffering from a severe case of coronary artery disease are generally not prescribed with this medication. It is also not prescribed to the patients who have recently had a heart attack.

As it is not yet clear that this medication harms a fetus, women who are pregnant or are planning to conceive should inform their medical practitioner before starting this drug.

In case this medication needs to be discontinued, it should be done gradually. Stopping the drug suddenly can aggravate the condition resulting in severe consequences.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Cardiologist before using this medicine.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

  • Hypertension

    This medication is used in the treatment of hypertension which is an increase in the blood pressure caused by genetic and environmental factors.
  • Angina Pectoris

    This medication is used in the treatment of Angina Pectoris which is a type of heart disease characterized by chest pain caused due to emotional stress and smoking.
  • Hypersensitivity

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    This effect of this medicine lasts for a duration of approximately 6 to 8 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 30 to 120 minutes for a conventional tablet and 6 hours for an extended release tablet.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Depicor 10 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
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This medicine belongs to the class of a calcium channel blocker. It works by inhibiting the entry of calcium into the cardiac and vascular smooth muscles and prevents the contraction of the muscles and thereby reduces the blood pressure.

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 Disease

    Aortic Stenosis

    This medication is not recommended in patients with aortic stenosis due to the risk of developing myocardial oxygen imbalance. Inform the doctor about your clinical condition and an alternate medicine should be considered.

    Hypotension

    This medication is not recommended in patients suffering from hypotension or cardiogenic shock as it further reduces the blood pressure.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Food

    Grapefruit

    Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended as it increases the concentration of Depicor 10 MG Tablet. Inform the doctor if you experience dizziness, headache, swelling of hands and feet is necessary.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Carbamazepine

    The desired effect of this medication will not be achieved if taken with Carbamazepine. Inform the doctor if you are on either of the medicines. Frequent monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. An alternate medicine or suitable dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.

    Dexamethasone

    The desired effect of this medication will not be achieved if taken with Dexamethasone. This interaction is more likely to happen if Dexamethasone is taken for more than a week. Inform the doctor if you are on either of the medicines. Frequent monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. An alternate medicine or suitable dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.

    Itraconazole

    Itraconazole may increase the concentration of this medication and may cause serious adverse effects such as fluid retention, irregular heart rhythm, and low blood pressure. Inform the doctor if you are on either of the medicines. Frequent monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. An alternate medicine or suitable dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.

    Rifampin

    The desired effect of this medication will not be achieved if taken with Rifampin. Inform the doctor if you are taking either of the medicines. Frequent monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. An alternate medicine or suitable dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.

Ques: What is Depicor 10 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication belongs to a drug group which effectively slows down the calcium activity in the blood vessels of the body.

Ques: How long do I need to use Depicor 10 MG Tablet before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Depicor 10 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

Ques: Should I use Depicor 10 MG Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Depicor 10 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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