Nimoden Tablets 30Mg
Brand : high-q international.
Requires Prescription (YES/NO)
How it works
Nimodipine is a calcium channel blocker. The contractile processes of smooth muscle cells are dependent upon calcium ions, which enter these cells during depolarization as slow ionic transmembrane currents.
USAGE AND SAFETY
Rash , headache , fast heartbeat , flushing, sweating, feeling of warmth , feeling sick (nausea) , constipation (lack of bowel movement) , slight rise in liver enzymes (this will show up in blood tests) , Signs of allergic reaction such as swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, difficulty breathing, rash, itching, nausea or vomiting , low blood pressure (may cause dizziness) , slow heartbeat , easier bruising and bleeding caused by a reduced number of blood platelets .
Rifampicin (an antibiotic), phenobarbital, phenytoin, or carbamazepine (anti-epileptic drugs) , including nifedipine, diltiazem, verapamil, alphamethyldopa, alpha-blockers or beta-blockers , cimetidine , sodiumvalproate , fluoxetine or nefazodone , zidovudine , indinavir, ritonavir, nelfinavir or saquinavir , ketoconazole, itraconazole or fluconazole , quinupristin / dalfopristin.
It is used to prevent changes in brain function after bleeding around the brain (subarachnoid haemorrhage).
When not to Use
Do not take Nimodipine: *At the same time as you are getting Nimotop solution through a drip. The tablets have been prescribed as a convenient way to continue your treatment after the drip is stopped. *If you have had a heart attack within the last month. * If you suffer from angina and notice an increase in the frequency and severity of attacks. * If you are allergic to nimodipine or any of the ingredients of this medicine . * If you are taking rifampicin (an antibiotic), phenobarbital, phenytoin or carbamazepine (three medicines most commonly used to treat epilepsy).
Do not start taking Nimodipine within 4 days of drinking grapefruit juice or eating grapefruit. Tell your doctor if you have had grapefruit or grapefruit juice in this time. Also, do not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit whilst taking Nimodipine . Grapefruit juice is known to increase the blood levels of the active ingredient, nimodipine. This effect can last for at least four days.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking If you had a head injury, which caused bleeding around the brain (traumatic subarachnoid haemorrhage).
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking If you have fluid in the brain or severely raised pressure in your skull. Your doctor will be able to advise you about this.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking If you have liver disease. You will probably need to have your blood pressure measured regularly.
Always consult your physician before using any medicine.
Store this medicine at room temperature, away from direct light and heat.