Cardipin Retard 20 mg
Cardipin Retard is used for the treatment of coronary heart disease, Chronic stable angina pectoris (angina of effort) and treatment of hypertension. Lowering blood pressure helps to reduce the risk of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events, primarily strokes and myocardial infarctions. Cardipin Retard is classified in a group of medications called calcium channel blockers. Cardipin Retard works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels. The active ingredient present in Cardipin Retard is Nifedipine
As far as possible the dosage of Cardipin Retard must be customised to meet the needs of the individual patient being treated. Cardipin Retard is swallowed whole with a little liquid, irrespective of meal times. Grapefruit juice should be to be avoided when undergoing treatment with Cardipin Retard. The tablets should not be chewed or broken up.
Take Cardipin Retard exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Take Cardipin Retard on an empty stomach. Do not crush, chew, break or open the capsule. Swallow it whole. Breaking or opening it may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.
Call your doctor if you have ongoing vomiting or diarrhea or if you are sweating more than usual. These conditions can lead to severely low blood pressure. If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using this medicine. You may need to stop using it for a short time without first talking to your doctor, even if you feel fine. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often and you may need other blood tests at your doctor's office. Visit your doctor regularly. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra dose to make up the missed dose.
The most common side effect reported with Cardipin Retard was peripheral edema. The following side effects were reported with an incidence of 3% or less in daily doses up to 90 mg: chest pain, leg pain, paresthesia, vertigo, rash, constipation, leg cramps, epistaxis, rhinitis, impotence, urinary frequency.
Get emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction including: hives, difficult breathing, and swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
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