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Nifedil tablet XL 30 mg 20's

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Nifedil tablet XL contains Nifedipine | belongs to Calcium antagonist

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How it works

Nifedil tablet XL 30 mg 20’s works by inhibiting the influx of calcium into the muscles and causes relaxation of the muscles.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Nifedil tablet XL 30 mg 20’s

  • Swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet Severe
  • Dizziness Severe
  • Headache Severe
  • Muscle cramps Severe
  • Shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet Severe
  • Chest congestion Severe
  • Irregular breathing Severe
  • Pale skin Severe
  • Nausea or vomiting Severe
  • Belching
  • Indigestion
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Abnormal ejaculation

Uses of Nifedil tablet XL 30 mg 20’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hypertension

    Nifedil tablet XL 30 mg 20’s is used in the treatment of hypertension which is an increase in the blood pressure caused by genetic and environmental factors.

  • Angina pectoris

    Nifedil tablet XL 30 mg 20’s is used in the treatment of Angina Pectoris which is a type of heart disease characterized by chest pain caused due to emotional stress and smoking.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 30 to 120 minutes for a conventional tablet and 6 hours for an extended release tablet.

  • Duration of Effect

    This effect of this medicine lasts for a duration of approximately 6 to 8 hours.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    Avoid if you have a known allergy to Nifedil tablet XL 30 mg 20’s or any medicine of the same class.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Hypotension

    Use with caution in patients with severe aortic stenosis as it may lower the blood pressure because of the gradual onset of action. Consult your doctor if you experience any undesired effects.

  • Myocardial infarction or angina

    Use with caution while starting or increasing the dose in patients with coronary artery diseases as it may worsen the symptoms of myocardial infarction or angina.

  • Impaired liver function

    Use with caution in patients with severe liver failure. Increase the dose gradually and frequent monitoring of liver function tests is necessary.

  • Pediatric use

    The safety and efficacy of Nifedil tablet XL 30 mg 20’s have not been established in children aged below 18 years.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.

  • Overdose

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Carbamazepine Moderate
  • Dexamethasone Moderate
  • Itraconazole Severe
  • Rifampicin Severe
Disease interactions
  • Severe

    Nifedil tablet XL 30 mg 20’s is not recommended in the patients with aortic stenosis due to the risk of developing myocardial oxygen imbalance. Inform the doctor about your clinical condition and an alternate medicine should be considered.

  • Severe

    Nifedil tablet XL 30 mg 20’s is not recommended in patients suffering from hypotension or cardiogenic shock as it further reduces the blood pressure.

Food interactions
  • Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended as it increases the concentration of Nifedil tablet XL 30 mg 20’s. Inform the doctor if you experience dizziness, headache, swelling of hands and feet is necessary.

Lab interactions

General Instructions

Take Nifedil tablet XL 30 mg 20’s capsule with or without food and the extended-release tablet should be taken on an empty stomach, either 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Inform the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects.

Other details

  • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • May cause sleepiness

References

How to use Nifedil tablet XL 30 mg 20’s

UNLICENSED USE
Children: ORAL: Hypertensive crisis, acute angina in Kawasaki disease or progeria: 1 mth-18 yr, 250-500 mcg/kg (max 20 mg) as a single dose.
Hypertension, angina in Kawasaki disease or progeria: Child 1 mth-12 yr, 200-300 mcg/kg 3 times daily, max. 3 mg/kg daily or 90 mg daily; 12-18 yr, 5-20 mg 3 times daily, max 90 mg daily.
Raynaud’s syndrome: 2-18 yr, 2.5-10 mg 2-4 times daily; start with low doses at night and increase gradually to avoid postural hypotension.
Persistent hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia: Neonate, 100-200 mcg/kg (max 600 mcg/kg) 4 times daily.

what are the adverse effects of Nifedil tablet XL 30 mg 20’s

Headache, flushes, oedema, dizziness, tachycardia, hypotension, GI upset, vasodilatation, lethargy, paraesthesia, skin reactions, myalgia, tremor, visual disturbances, increased urinary frequency, gingival hyperplasia, gynaecomastia. Rarely hypersensitivity type jaundice, impotence, mood changes. MI, ischaemic pain (discontinue).

What is the dose of Nifedil tablet XL 30 mg 20’s

Adults: Angina: Initially 10 mg three times daily adjusted according to response, usually 10-20 mg three times daily with or after meals. If immediate effect required, bite capsule and allow liquid to remain in the mouth.
Hypertension: Initially 10-20 mg twice daily adjusting to response, usually 10-40 mg twice daily. Alternately 1 tab of 30 mg once daily, preferably in empty stomach; the dose, if necessary may be increased to 1 tab of 60 mg once daily.
Raynaud’s phenomenon: 10 mg three times daily with or after meals; max 20 mg three times daily.
Children: Not recommended.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Nifedil tablet XL 30 mg 20’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts the your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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