Nifelat 5 Mg Capsule 10
Nifedipine is used to treat hypertension and angina by relaxing the muscles of heart and blood vessels.
How does the drug work?
Nifedipine is a calcium channel blocker. Nifedipine inhibits the influx of calcium ions through L-type calcium channels, this, in turn, inhibits the contractile process of smooth muscle cells. This inhibition causes dilation of coronary and systemic arteries, thus oxygen delivery to the myocardial tissue increases and the systemic blood pressure decreases. The vasodilatory effect facilitates the decrease in the blood pressure.
What are the common side effect?
The side effects of nifedipine include swelling of the ankle, limb, and tongue, and chest pain, shortness of breath, low blood pressure, heartburn, headache, muscle cramp, and discoloration of skin and eyes.
Important Information for use
• People with bone marrow depression should not use Zepcar CR medicine.
• Avoid the Zepcar CR drug if an allergic reaction was seen with an earlier use of carbamazepine.
• Do not take any other antidepressant drugs along with Carbafen tablet. If a MAO-inhibitor drug was used in the past 14 days, then do not take Zepcar CR.
• Call the doctor immediately in the case of skin rash, unusual weakness, bleeding and fever. This is because of the chances of Carbafen side effects such as life-threatening skin rash.
• Continue the Zepcar CR medication for the full length prescribed by the doctor.
• Pregnant women should not start or stop using Zepcar CR unless instructed by the doctor.
• Don’t get exposed to sunlight due to the risk of sunburn with Zepcar CR.
• Do not take grapefruit juice while using Zepcar CR.
1. I am a diabetic. Can I use Nicardia tablet? Nicardia tablet is used with caution in diabetic patients; however, consult the doctor before using the drug.
2. I am scheduled for a stomach surgery. Can I take nifedipine? No, avoid using nifedipine if you are scheduled for any surgery, as it can increase the risks.
3. Is nifedipine safe in elderly patients? Talk to the doctor before using the nifedipine drug, and know risks and benefits of the drug.
4. Is nifedipine safe during breastfeeding? No, nifedipine passes into the milk and may harm the newborn.
5. I have galactose intolerance. Can I use nifedipine extended-release tablet? No, nifedipine contains lactose. Ask your doctor about the safety of the drug.