What is Nimodip (Nimodipine) used for?
Nimodip (Nimodipine) is given to patients to prevent damage to the brain occurring as a result of an aneurysm, a ruptured blood vessel (also known as a hemorrhage). This medicine is a type of calcium channel blocker, which relaxes and widens the blood vessels, thereby improving the flow of blood to damaged or injured brain tissue. Some patients may use this drug to treat migraine headaches.
How should I use Nimodip (Nimodipine)?
Nimodip (Nimodipine) tablets should be taken on an empty stomach. Be sure to take them at least 1 hour before meals. It is also possible to take them 2 hours after eating. This medication is usually given to patients within 4 days of a brain hemorrhage occurring. It is normally taken once every 4 hours for 21 days or as directed by the prescribing physician. Always follow all instructions provided to you by your physician.
What are the side effects of Nimodip (Nimodipine)?
Patients taking Nimodip (Nimodipine) may experience:
Consult your physician if these side effects persist, or if any other side effects occur.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Nimodip (Nimodipine). 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.