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  CALCIGARD
 Manufacturer Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
 Generic Nifedipine
 Package/s Capsule 5 mg, (Rs. 9.25)
  Capsule 10 mg, (Rs. 13.95)
  Tablet Retard 20 mg, (Rs. 19.80)
  Tablet Retard 10 mg, (Rs. 12.55)
 About Nifedipine A dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker, Antianginal, antihypertensive,tocolytic. More details.....
 Dosage Prinzmetal`s angina and Stable angina: Starts with 10mg 8th hourly. Increases the dosage up to 20mg 8th hourly. Further increases the dosage based on ....More details.....
 Pregnancy Contraindicated.
 Breast Feeding Use with caution.
 Old Age Use with caution.
 Children Use with caution.
 Mechanism Of Action Nifedipine is a dihydropyridine Ca channel blocker. It exerts it`s antianginal, antihypertensive actions through blocking the influx of Ca2+ ions thro....More details.....
 PharmacoKinetics Absorption: Well absorbed orally, Distribution: Widely distributed in a protein bound form, Metabolism: Metabolized in liver. Excretion: Excreted thro....More details.....
 OnsetOfAction Half to two hours 2 to 3minutes for sublingual....More details.....
 DurationOfAction 4 to 8hours, 2 to 3minutes for sublingual....More details.....
 AdverseEffect 1.Tachycardia 2.Palpitation 3.Hypotension 4.Nausea 5.Edema 6.Headache 7.Dizziness 8.Fatigue 9.Orthostatic hypotension 10.Leg cramps 11.Rashe....More details.....
 SpecialPrecautions 1.Congestive heart failure 2.Cardiovascular insufficiency 3.Hypotension 4.Left ventricular outflow obstruction 5.Hepatic impairment 6.Slowly with....More details.....
 Indications 1.Hypertension 2.Hypertensive emergencies 3.Prinzmetal`s angina and Stable angina 4.As Tocolytic agent 5.In mountain sickness 6.Bronchial asthma ....More details.....
 Interactions Histamine H2 antagonists: Cimetidine and ranitidine enhance the bioavailability of nifedipine. Beta-blockers: Though advantageous in some, concomita....More details.....
 Storage Store at room temperature below 30 degree C. Protect from moisture and avoid freezing.....More details.....
 MissedDosage Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.....More details.....
 Overdose Monitor & support cardiac and respiratory functions. Measure the BP. Give cardiovascular support by elevating the limbs and maintaining fluid balance. Administer vasopressers like Nor epinephrine and Calcium gluconate if required.....More details.....
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