Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine)
What is Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine) used for?
Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine) is considered to be an effective treatment for high blood pressure, and also for controlling angina. This medication is in a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers, which help the blood vessels to relax so that the heart is not required to pump as hard. It can also increase the oxygen and blood supply to the heart. This drug is sometimes used to treat Raynaud's syndrome and preterm labor.
How should I use Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine)?
Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine) tablets should be taken by mouth. Ask your physician about the correct dose, and follow the instructions provided to you. This drug is sometimes taken once per day on an empty stomach. If told to do so, ensure that you take it 1 hour before eating or else 2 hours after you eat. Do not chew or crush these tablets. Be aware that your physician may increase your dose from time to time, usually once every 1 to 2 weeks.
What are the side effects of Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine)?
Patients taking Nicardia Retard (Nifedipine) may notice:
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 any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.