What Does It Do?
The drug Nifedipine in pill is used for lowering the blood pressure in people that are found to be with hypertension like condition. It is also used for the treatment of vasospastic angina (which is chest pain due to a spasm in arteries that are present around the heart) or chronic stable angina (chest pain that take place with activity or stress). The medicine consumption depends on the condition it is treating. One must talk to the doctor about which form is right for you and your health condition.
Nifedipine in the medicine Adalat CC belongs to a class of drugs known as calcium channel blockers. This is a class of drugs which belongs to a group of medications that works in a similar way. The medicine is often used for the treatment of similar conditions. Calcium channel blockers shall eventually help in lowering the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels throughout the body. As a result, less pressure is all built up and the heart might not have to work as hard to pump the blood.
Calcium channel blockers shall help in preventing the angina in two ways. First, they shall lower the pressure in the coronary arteries (which are the arteries that shall supply blood to the heart). As a result, heart shall receive more amount of blood and oxygen. Second, they can help to prevent spasm of the coronary arteries. (A spasm is known to be a temporary, sudden narrowing of such arteries.)
Adalat CC medication is available in conventional tablet form for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
• 30 mg: This dosage of the medicine is to be consumed on an empty stomach, once a day or as directed by the doctor
• 60 mg: The pill is to be consumed once a day before a meal exactly as directed by the doctor
Side Effects and Reactions:
All of the adverse reactions while consuming Adalat CC composed of Nifedipine action are mild and not threatening to the patient’s health. However, the most common adverse reactions from the medicine arisen from the use of the antianginal drug which might be malaise, dizziness, headache, edema, vasodilation, fatigue /asthenia, nausea, and constipation. These reactions at times might be adverse reactions including mood changes, taste perversion, paranoid syndrome, anemia, fever, nervousness, arthritis, and syncope are reported as well. These cases of gynecomastia and angioedema have been revealed in elderly patients.
What is Adalat?
Adalat is a brand name for prescription drug nifedipine, a calcium channel blocker that is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) or angina (chest pain).
How should I take Adalat?
Swallow the tablet or capsule whole and do not crush, chew, or break it and take the extended-release tablet on an empty stomach.
What happens if I miss a dose of Adalat?
Take Adalat as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention if overdosed Adalat. Overdose symptoms may include irregular heartbeats, severe dizziness, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking Adalat?
Avoid the consumption of grapefruit products.