Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine)
What is Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine) used for?
Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine) is an oral calcium channel blocker prescribed to treat patients with hypertension or to prevent angina. The medication relaxes the blood vessels in the body allowing easier blood circulation and reducing the amount of work required by the heart to pump the blood. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine)?
Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine) is typically administered once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your particular instructions will be determined by your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow these with a large glass of water. They may be taken with or without food, but you are suggested to eat a meal before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not change the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have before beginning use to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine)?
Side effects that may occur while using Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are faintness, deterioration of angina symptoms, severe stomach pain, trouble breathing, irregular heartbeats, tingling, numbness, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses or reduced frequency of administration to prevent further complications from occurring.
Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine) should not be used by patients who are allergic to calcium channel blockers, children, who have unstable angina, cardiogenic shock, aortic stenosis, or have had a recent heart attack. Also inform your physician if you are elderly or have diabetes, heart failure, porphyrias, hypotension, left ventricular dysfunction, decreased liver function, or if you are undergoing kidney dialysis as these conditions may lead to unexpected problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.