Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Angina pectoris
Adult: Initially, 10 mg bid. Dose can be increased up to 40 mg bid according to patient's response and tolerance. Max: 40 mg bid. In patients prone to headache:  Initially, 5 mg bid.
Hepatic Impairment
Dose reduction may be necessary.
May be taken with or without food.
Cardiogenic shock; hypotension; left ventricular failure with low filling pressure; lactation.
Special Precautions
Hypovolaemia, low systolic BP, acute pulmonary oedema, pregnancy. May impair ability to drive or operate machinery.
Adverse Reactions
Headache (usually transitory), flushing, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and weakness. Hypotension and reflex tachycardia at high doses.
Drug Interactions
Hypotensive interaction may occur with alcohol, TCAs, antihypertensives and other vasodilators.
Potentially Fatal: Enhanced hypotensive effect with sildenafil and other phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitors.
Description: Nicorandil dilates arterioles and large coronary arteries by opening the potassium channels, and stimulates guanylate cyclase causing venous vasodilatation. It therefore reduces preload and afterload, and improves coronary blood flow.
Absorption: Absorbed well from the GI tract (oral); peak plasma concentrations after 30-60 min.
Distribution: Protein-binding: Slightly bound.
Metabolism: Denitration.
Excretion: Via urine (as metabolites); 1 hr (elimination half-life).
MIMS Class
Anti-Anginal Drugs
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