Always consult a Medical doctor or patient care specialist before using nifedipine capsules.
Indications and Usage
Nifedipine is indicated in the management of high blood pressure, chest pain due to spasm of arteries around the heart or chronic angina (due to stress/ activity). Nifedipine is also used to lower blood pressure, prevent more serious cardiac damage and also can be used in combination with other heart drugs (e.g. beta-blockers).
Do not take nifedipine if:
- You are allergic to it;
- You have low blood pressure;
- You have congestive heart failure;
- You are taking grapefruit /grapefruit juice;
- You are taking alcohol;
- You have liver damage;
- You are younger than 18years;
- You have not consulted with your doctor or patient care specialist;
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Administration and Dosage
Use of nifedipine capsules during pregnancy or breastfeeding appears to be harmful. Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking nifedipine. Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed the advisable dosage. The usual dose for adults is 30–60mg taken once a day. The maximum dose for adults is 120mg taken per day. For children, it is not for use in children within the age bracket of (0-17 years).
Possible interactions with nifedipine capsules include antibiotics, antifungal drugs, antiviral drugs, anti-seizure drugs, beta-blockers, heart drugs like digoxin and some other herbs.
Nifedipine capsules should not be taken with alcohol. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with nifedipine capsules.
Nifedipine is contraindicated if:
- You have an unspecified cardiac condition;
- You are below 17 years;
- You have not consulted with your doctor or patient care specialist
Taking more nifedipine capsules may cause poisoning and serious side effects. Please call the emergency department if you suspect nifedipine capsules overdose.
No adverse reactions have been reported.
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