Nifecard XL

Nifecard XL

nifedipine

Manufacturer:

Sandoz

Distributor:

Zuellig
/
Agencia Lei Va Hong
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Nifedipine
Indications/Uses
Arterial HTN, stable angina pectoris, vasospastic angina pectoris.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Initially 30 mg or 60 mg once daily, increased in stages to 90 mg once daily.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: Swallow whole, do not chew/crush.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Arterial hypotension. Severe aortic valve stenosis, obstructive cardiomyopathy. Porphyria.
Special Precautions
Not for the treatment of cardiogenic shock & angina pectoris at rest. CHF, hepatic insufficiency, diabetes, severe obstructive coronary disease. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Peripheral oedema, headache, flushing, heat sensation, dizziness, fatigue, constipation & nausea, retrosternal pain, giddiness, lethargy, hypotension, syncope, palpitations, cardiac decompensation, gingival hyperplasia, cramps in the upper & lower extremities & diarrhoea.
Drug Interactions
Digoxin, phenytoin, cyclosporine, cimetidine, fentanyl, quinidine, theophylline.
MIMS Class
Calcium Antagonists
ATC Classification
C08CA05 - nifedipine ; Belongs to the class of dihydropyridine derivative selective calcium-channel blockers with mainly vascular effects. Used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Nifecard XL ER tab 30 mg
Packing/Price
30's
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