Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine)
What is Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine) used for?
Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine) is an oral calcium channel blocker used to treat patients with hypertension or suffering from angina attacks. The medication operates by preventing blood vessels from constricting to allow easier circulation and reduce the amount of work required by the heart to pump the blood. This can reduce symptoms such as chest pain, agitation, or headaches. This action may also make it useful for treating Reynaud`s disease. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine)?
Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine) is normally prescribed to be taken once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual directions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be taken with a full glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is suggested before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Always ask your doctor any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine)?
Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are faintness, deterioration of angina symptoms, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, unusual swelling of the ankles, severe stomach pain, or jaundice. Tell your doctor as soon as you experience any intense or worrying symptoms to ensure the necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent more complications from occurring.
Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine) should not be administered to patients who are young children, allergic to calcium channel blockers, if you have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or if you have unstable angina, cardiogenic shock, or aortic stenosis. Also inform your doctor if you have diabetes, heart failure, left ventricular dysfunction, hypotension, porphyrias, decreased liver function, or if you are undergoing kidney dialysis. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.