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Nicardia 10 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Jb Chemicals
Medicine composition: Nifedipine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Nicardia 10 MG Tablet belongs to a drug group which effectively slows down the calcium activity in the blood vessels of the body. Therefore, it helps in relaxing heart muscles by increasing the flow of blood through the blood vessels and into the heart. Nicardia 10 MG Tablet 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 Nicardia 10 MG Tablet. The drug is also not prescribed to patients who have very recently had a heart attack. Because it is yet not clear if Nicardia 10 MG Tablet harms a fetus, women who are pregnant or are planning to conceive should inform their medical practitioner before starting this drug.

Nicardia 10 MG Tablet is generally taken orally. The dosage of the medicine should be taken as prescribed, and may vary from patient to patient depending on the severity of the condition.

Medical help should be immediately acquired if a patient has an allergic reaction to Nicardia 10 MG Tablet. The signs may include- shortness of breath, hives or swelling of the face, throat or lips.

Some common side effects of Nicardia 10 MG Tablet are-

  • muscle cramps
  • heartburn
  • Headache and weakness
  • Sudden mood swings
  • Nausea and sight dizziness
  • flushing, that is, a warm sensation on the face, neck and even ears
  • Soar throat and coughing, which may be accompanied by wheezing and stuffy nose.

In case Nicardia 10 MG Tablet needs to be discontinued it should be done gradually. Stopping the drug suddenly can aggravate the condition resulting in severe consequences.

Nicardia 10 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of hypertension which is an increase in the blood pressure caused by genetic and environmental factors.

Angina Pectoris

Nicardia 10 MG Tablet 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.
Avoid if you have a known allergy to Nicardia 10 MG Tablet or any medicine of the same class.
In addition to its intended effect, Nicardia 10 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet

Moderate Less Common

Dizziness.

Moderate Less Common

headache

Moderate Less Common

Muscle cramps

Moderate Less Common

shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet

Moderate Less Common

Chest congestion

Moderate Less Common

Irregular breathing

Moderate Less Common

Pale skin

Moderate Less Common

Nausea or Vomiting

Moderate Less Common

Belching

Moderate Less Common

indigestion

Moderate Less Common

Abnormal ejaculation

Moderate Less Common

Trouble sleeping

Moderate Less Common

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. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

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. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Nicardia 10 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
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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.
Nicardia 10 MG Tablet is a calcium channel blockers. 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

Moderate
Nicardia 10 MG Tablet is not recommended in the 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 or cardiogenic shock

Moderate
Nicardia 10 MG Tablet is not recommended in patients suffering from hypotension or cardiogenic shock as it further reduces the blood pressure.

Interaction with Alcohol

Alcohol

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

Interaction with Lab Test

Lab

Moderate
Information not available.

Interaction with Food

Grapefruit

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

Interaction with Medicine

Carbamazepine

Moderate
The desired effect of Nicardia 10 MG Tablet 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

Moderate
The desired effect of Nicardia 10 MG Tablet 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

Moderate
Itraconazole may increase the concentration of Nicardia 10 MG Tablet 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

Moderate
The desired effect of Nicardia 10 MG Tablet 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 Nicardia 10 MG Tablet?

Ans: Nicardia 10 mg tablet is a medication which has Nifedipine as an active ingredients present in it. This medicine performs its action by decreasing the blood pressure in the body. Nicardia 10 mg tablet is also used to avoid high blood pressure and migraine symptoms. It is used to treat conditions such as uterine, chest pain and angina pectoris.

Ques: What are the uses of Nicardia 10 MG Tablet?

Ans: Nicardia 10 mg tablet is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like uterine, chest pain and angina pectoris. Besides these, it can also be used to treat conditions like high blood pressure and migraine symptoms. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Nicardia 10 mg tablet to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Nicardia 10 MG Tablet?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Nicardia 10 mg tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include ankle swelling, fatigue, sleepiness and flushing. Apart from these, using Nicardia 10 mg tablet may further lead to headache, palpitations, abdominal pain and edema. If any of these symptoms occur often or on daily basis, a doctor should be urgently consulted.

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

Ans: Nicardia 10 mg tablet should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. A doctor should be consulted regarding the dosage of Nicardia 10 mg tablet. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects.
What are you using Nicardia 10 MG Tablet for?
Hypertension
Other
Angina pectoris
How much was the improvement?
Average
Excellent
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 hours
Within 6 hours
More than 2 days
Within a day
Within 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Twice a day
Not taking on daily level
Four times A Day
Thrice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Swelling of the face
Headache
Muscle Cramps
lower legs
Dizziness
hands
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Hi Dr. I am from Gujarat, native place is in Kerala. My creatine is 2.2. Before 5 years also my creatine was the same. I am suffering from high B.P. Also. But I have no other diseases like cholesterol, sugar etc. At present I am eating the medicine. (Bio d 3 plus, nefrosave, febuget 40, Nikadiya 20, Arkamin .) I have been continuing this medicine for 5 years. I am consulting Dr. Sujit patel (M.D)in Guajrat. My age is 39. My weight is 77. My hight is approximately 5.7. Now my problem is that there is swelling in my foot. Now what should I have to take the precaution, should I have to continue the medicine. What food should I have to eat? How much water should I have to drink?

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Hi Dr. I am  from Gujarat, native place is in Kerala. My creatine is 2.2. Before 5 years also my creatine was the sam...
Hello lybrate user Some amount of leg swelling is common as you are hypertensive and chronic kidney disease patient. It can also occur due to anemia. Mild swelling wont be a problem. But if your leg swelling is associated with decreased urine output and difficulty in breathing, you must consult your doctor immediately. Avoid painkillers which can increase your BP and leg swlling. Be on a salt restricted diet. For Some nicardia tablet also can cause swelling. Consult your doctor and get evaluated. Take care.
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Pulmonary hypertension mainly occurs due to narrowing of the arteries of the lungs as a result of which the flow of blood is restricted. In this kind of condition, blood fails to carry oxygen to your heart and thus your heart gets adversely affected. The blood pressure of your body will get increased to a great extent if this situation remains untreated, thus leading to bdreadful consequenses, specifically situation like heart failure, serious pulmonary diseases, blood clots in lungs and congenial heart defects, etc.

There are certain forms of pulmonary hypertension, which are serious in nature and worsen with time, so much so that they are even fatal at times. It also includes forms which are non curable in nature, however, in order to improve the quality of life, symptoms can be reduced with proper treatment. The treatment for pulmonary hypertension is often complex and it takes some time to find the most appropriate treatment and requires extensive follow-up care. Your doctor might also need to change your treatment if it's no longer effective. However, when pulmonary hypertension is caused by another condition, your doctor will treat the underlying cause whenever possible.

Common Treatments for pulmonary hypertension:

Medications:

  1. Blood vessel dilators (vasodilators): Vasodilators open narrowed blood vessels. They are one of the most commonly prescribed vasodilators for pulmonary hypertension is epoprostenol (Flolan, Veletri). The drawback to epoprostenol is that the effect lasts only for few minutes. This drug is continuously injected through an intravenous (IV) catheter via a small pump that you wear in a pack on your belt or shoulder.
  2. Ventavis: Another form of the drug, iloprost (Ventavis), can be inhaled six to nine times a day through a nebulizer, a machine that vaporizes your medication. Because it's inhaled, it goes directly to the lungs.
  3. Treprostinil (Tyvaso, Remodulin, Orenitram): It is another form of the drug, which can be given four times a day and can be inhaled or can be taken as an oral medication and can also be administered through injection.
  4. Endothelin receptor antagonists: These medications reverse the effect of endothelin, a substance in the walls of blood vessels that causes them to narrow. These drugs may improve your energy level and symptoms. However, these drugs shouldn't be taken if you're pregnant. Also, these drugs can damage your liver and you may need monthly liver monitoring.
  5. Sildenafil and tadalafil: Sildenafil (Revatio, Viagra) and tadalafil (Cialis, Adcirca) are sometimes used to treat pulmonary hypertension. These drugs work by opening the blood vessels in the lungs to allow blood to flow through more easily.
  6. High-dose calcium channel blockers: These drugs help relax the muscles in the walls of your blood vessels. They include medications, such as amlodipine (Norvasc), diltiazem (Cardizem, Tiazac, others) and nifedipine (Procardia, others). Although calcium channel blockers can be effective, only a small number of people with pulmonary hypertension respond to them.
  7. Soluble guanylate cyclase (SGC) stimulator: Soluble guanylate cyclase (SGC) stimulators (Adempas) interact with nitric oxide and help relax the pulmonary arteries and lower the pressure within the arteries. These medications should not be taken if you're pregnant. They can sometimes cause dizziness or nausea.
  8. Anticoagulants: Your doctor is likely to prescribe the anticoagulant warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) to help prevent the formation of blood clots within the small pulmonary arteries. Because anticoagulants prevent normal blood coagulation, they increase your risk of bleeding complications. Take warfarin exactly as prescribed, because warfarin can cause severe side effects if taken incorrectly. If you're taking warfarin, your doctor will ask you to have periodic blood tests to check how well the drug is working. Many other drugs, herbal supplements and foods can interact with warfarin, so be sure your doctor knows all of the medications you're taking.
  9. Digoxin: Digoxin (Lanoxin) can help the heart beat stronger and pump more blood. It can help control the heart rate if you experience arrhythmias.
  10. Diuretics: Commonly known as water pills, these medications help eliminate excess fluid from your body. This reduces the amount of work your heart has to do. They may also be used to limit fluid buildup in your lungs.
  11. Oxygen: Your doctor might suggest that you sometimes breathe pure oxygen, a treatment known as oxygen therapy, to help treat pulmonary hypertension, especially if you live at a high altitude or have sleep apnea. Some people who have pulmonary hypertension eventually require continuous oxygen therapy.

Surgeries:

  1. Atrial Septostomy: If medications don't control your pulmonary hypertension, this open heart surgery might be an option. In an atrial septostomy, a surgeon will create an opening between the upper left and right chambers of your heart (atria) to relieve the pressure on the right side of your heart.
  2. Lung Transplantation: In some cases, a lung or heart lung transplant might be an option, especially for younger people who have idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Reducing Complications:

  1. The complications need to be reduced by taking proper health care. Healthy diet needs to be taken regularly along with proper medications. Smoking should be stopped and exercising sessions should be attended daily without any fail
  2. Overweight or obesity needs to be controlled properly for reducing the complications. Specialized caring strategies need to be maintained for avoiding severe kinds of health complications that are quite annoying. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pulmonologist.
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There are certain forms of pulmonary hypertension, which are serious in nature and worsen with time, so much so that they are even fatal at times. It also includes forms which are non curable in nature, however, in order to improve the quality of life, symptoms can be reduced with proper treatment. The treatment for pulmonary hypertension is often complex and it takes some time to find the most appropriate treatment and requires extensive follow-up care. Your doctor might also need to change your treatment if it's no longer effective. However, when pulmonary hypertension is caused by another condition, your doctor will treat the underlying cause whenever possible.

Common Treatments for pulmonary hypertension:

Medications:

  1. Blood vessel dilators (vasodilators): Vasodilators open narrowed blood vessels. They are one of the most commonly prescribed vasodilators for pulmonary hypertension is epoprostenol (Flolan, Veletri). The drawback to epoprostenol is that the effect lasts only for few minutes. This drug is continuously injected through an intravenous (IV) catheter via a small pump that you wear in a pack on your belt or shoulder.
  2. Ventavis: Another form of the drug, iloprost (Ventavis), can be inhaled six to nine times a day through a nebulizer, a machine that vaporizes your medication. Because it's inhaled, it goes directly to the lungs.
  3. Treprostinil (Tyvaso, Remodulin, Orenitram): It is another form of the drug, which can be given four times a day and can be inhaled or can be taken as an oral medication and can also be administered through injection.
  4. Endothelin receptor antagonists: These medications reverse the effect of endothelin, a substance in the walls of blood vessels that causes them to narrow. These drugs may improve your energy level and symptoms. However, these drugs shouldn't be taken if you're pregnant. Also, these drugs can damage your liver and you may need monthly liver monitoring.
  5. Sildenafil and tadalafil: Sildenafil (Revatio, Viagra) and tadalafil (Cialis, Adcirca) are sometimes used to treat pulmonary hypertension. These drugs work by opening the blood vessels in the lungs to allow blood to flow through more easily.
  6. High-dose calcium channel blockers: These drugs help relax the muscles in the walls of your blood vessels. They include medications, such as amlodipine (Norvasc), diltiazem (Cardizem, Tiazac, others) and nifedipine (Procardia, others). Although calcium channel blockers can be effective, only a small number of people with pulmonary hypertension respond to them.
  7. Soluble guanylate cyclase (SGC) stimulator: Soluble guanylate cyclase (SGC) stimulators (Adempas) interact with nitric oxide and help relax the pulmonary arteries and lower the pressure within the arteries. These medications should not be taken if you're pregnant. They can sometimes cause dizziness or nausea.
  8. Anticoagulants: Your doctor is likely to prescribe the anticoagulant warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) to help prevent the formation of blood clots within the small pulmonary arteries. Because anticoagulants prevent normal blood coagulation, they increase your risk of bleeding complications. Take warfarin exactly as prescribed, because warfarin can cause severe side effects if taken incorrectly. If you're taking warfarin, your doctor will ask you to have periodic blood tests to check how well the drug is working. Many other drugs, herbal supplements and foods can interact with warfarin, so be sure your doctor knows all of the medications you're taking.
  9. Digoxin: Digoxin (Lanoxin) can help the heart beat stronger and pump more blood. It can help control the heart rate if you experience arrhythmias.
  10. Diuretics: Commonly known as water pills, these medications help eliminate excess fluid from your body. This reduces the amount of work your heart has to do. They may also be used to limit fluid buildup in your lungs.
  11. Oxygen: Your doctor might suggest that you sometimes breathe pure oxygen, a treatment known as oxygen therapy, to help treat pulmonary hypertension, especially if you live at a high altitude or have sleep apnea. Some people who have pulmonary hypertension eventually require continuous oxygen therapy.

Surgeries:

  1. Atrial Septostomy: If medications don't control your pulmonary hypertension, this open heart surgery might be an option. In an atrial septostomy, a surgeon will create an opening between the upper left and right chambers of your heart (atria) to relieve the pressure on the right side of your heart.
  2. Lung Transplantation: In some cases, a lung or heart lung transplant might be an option, especially for younger people who have idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Reducing Complications:

  1. The complications need to be reduced by taking proper health care. Healthy diet needs to be taken regularly along with proper medications. Smoking should be stopped and exercising sessions should be attended daily without any fail
  2. Overweight or obesity needs to be controlled properly for reducing the complications. Specialized caring strategies need to be maintained for avoiding severe kinds of health complications that are quite annoying. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pulmonologist.
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Pulmonary hypertension mainly occurs due to narrowing of the arteries of the lungs as a result of which the flow of blood is restricted. In this kind of condition, blood fails to carry oxygen to your heart and thus your heart gets adversely affected. The blood pressure of your body will get increased to a great extent if this situation remains untreated, thus leading to bdreadful consequenses, specifically situation like heart failure, serious pulmonary diseases, blood clots in lungs and congenial heart defects, etc.

There are certain forms of pulmonary hypertension, which are serious in nature and worsen with time, so much so that they are even fatal at times. It also includes forms which are non curable in nature, however, in order to improve the quality of life, symptoms can be reduced with proper treatment. The treatment for pulmonary hypertension is often complex and it takes some time to find the most appropriate treatment and requires extensive follow-up care. Your doctor might also need to change your treatment if it's no longer effective. However, when pulmonary hypertension is caused by another condition, your doctor will treat the underlying cause whenever possible.

Common Treatments for pulmonary hypertension:

Medications:

  1. Blood vessel dilators (vasodilators): Vasodilators open narrowed blood vessels. They are one of the most commonly prescribed vasodilators for pulmonary hypertension is epoprostenol (Flolan, Veletri). The drawback to epoprostenol is that the effect lasts only for few minutes. This drug is continuously injected through an intravenous (IV) catheter via a small pump that you wear in a pack on your belt or shoulder.
  2. Ventavis: Another form of the drug, iloprost (Ventavis), can be inhaled six to nine times a day through a nebulizer, a machine that vaporizes your medication. Because it's inhaled, it goes directly to the lungs.
  3. Treprostinil (Tyvaso, Remodulin, Orenitram): It is another form of the drug, which can be given four times a day and can be inhaled or can be taken as an oral medication and can also be administered through injection.
  4. Endothelin receptor antagonists: These medications reverse the effect of endothelin, a substance in the walls of blood vessels that causes them to narrow. These drugs may improve your energy level and symptoms. However, these drugs shouldn't be taken if you're pregnant. Also, these drugs can damage your liver and you may need monthly liver monitoring.
  5. Sildenafil and tadalafil: Sildenafil (Revatio, Viagra) and tadalafil (Cialis, Adcirca) are sometimes used to treat pulmonary hypertension. These drugs work by opening the blood vessels in the lungs to allow blood to flow through more easily.
  6. High-dose calcium channel blockers: These drugs help relax the muscles in the walls of your blood vessels. They include medications, such as amlodipine (Norvasc), diltiazem (Cardizem, Tiazac, others) and nifedipine (Procardia, others). Although calcium channel blockers can be effective, only a small number of people with pulmonary hypertension respond to them.
  7. Soluble guanylate cyclase (SGC) stimulator: Soluble guanylate cyclase (SGC) stimulators (Adempas) interact with nitric oxide and help relax the pulmonary arteries and lower the pressure within the arteries. These medications should not be taken if you're pregnant. They can sometimes cause dizziness or nausea.
  8. Anticoagulants: Your doctor is likely to prescribe the anticoagulant warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) to help prevent the formation of blood clots within the small pulmonary arteries. Because anticoagulants prevent normal blood coagulation, they increase your risk of bleeding complications. Take warfarin exactly as prescribed, because warfarin can cause severe side effects if taken incorrectly. If you're taking warfarin, your doctor will ask you to have periodic blood tests to check how well the drug is working. Many other drugs, herbal supplements and foods can interact with warfarin, so be sure your doctor knows all of the medications you're taking.
  9. Digoxin: Digoxin (Lanoxin) can help the heart beat stronger and pump more blood. It can help control the heart rate if you experience arrhythmias.
  10. Diuretics: Commonly known as water pills, these medications help eliminate excess fluid from your body. This reduces the amount of work your heart has to do. They may also be used to limit fluid buildup in your lungs.
  11. Oxygen: Your doctor might suggest that you sometimes breathe pure oxygen, a treatment known as oxygen therapy, to help treat pulmonary hypertension, especially if you live at a high altitude or have sleep apnea. Some people who have pulmonary hypertension eventually require continuous oxygen therapy.

Surgeries:

  1. Atrial Septostomy: If medications don't control your pulmonary hypertension, this open heart surgery might be an option. In an atrial septostomy, a surgeon will create an opening between the upper left and right chambers of your heart (atria) to relieve the pressure on the right side of your heart.
  2. Lung Transplantation: In some cases, a lung or heart lung transplant might be an option, especially for younger people who have idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Reducing Complications:

  1. The complications need to be reduced by taking proper health care. Healthy diet needs to be taken regularly along with proper medications. Smoking should be stopped and exercising sessions should be attended daily without any fail
  2. Overweight or obesity needs to be controlled properly for reducing the complications. Specialized caring strategies need to be maintained for avoiding severe kinds of health complications that are quite annoying.
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About Nicardia 10 MG Tablet
When is Nicardia 10 MG Tablet prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Nicardia 10 MG Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Nicardia 10 MG Tablet ?
Key highlights of Nicardia 10 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Nicardia 10 MG Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does medicine works?
What are the interactions for Nicardia 10 MG Tablet ?
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