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ADALAT (NIFEDIPINE)

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Generic Adalat (Nifedipine)

The medication belongs to a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers and decreases trans-membrane calcium ion flux through calcium channels to the myocardiocytes and cells of smooth muscles of coronary and peripheral vessels and arteries.

Generic Adalat (Nifedipine)

Common use
The medication belongs to a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers and decreases trans-membrane calcium ion flux through calcium channels to the myocardiocytes and cells of smooth muscles of coronary and peripheral vessels and arteries. Adalat widens coronary arteries on coronarospasm besides it influences unchangeable vessel segments in spots of their partial stenosis. The medicine prevents coronaspasm by decreasing tonus of smooth muscles of coronary arteries. Adalat increases coronary perfusion and improves supply of miocard by oxygen. Thus the medicine facilitates pumping of blood for a heart and reduces its workload. Adalat is used at hypertension (high blood pressure) and to treat angina.

Dosage and direction
The common dose for Adalat capsules is 10 to 20 mg three times daily. It is important to swallow capsules whole. Extended release tablets should be taken one time a day and the usual daily dose is 30 or 60 mg. On necessity the daily dose can be increased up to 120 mg. The tablets should be swallowed whole, do not beat or cut them in half. Adalat can be taken together with food as well. For rapid relief of hypertensive crisis symptoms single dose of the medicine is 10 mg, if necessary in 30 minutes one more capsule should be taken.

Missed dose
Never take a double dose of this medication. If it is almost time of the next dose just skip the missed portion and continue to take the medicine according to the schedule.

Overdose
If overdose is supposed the condition requires emergency medical attention. Overdose of the medicine may include dizziness, weakness, chest pain, difficulty i breathing, fainting, an unusually fast or slow heartbeat, coma, slurred speech, and confusion.

Storage
Tablets should be stored at temperature 15-25 C (59-77 F). They should be protected from light, moisture, and humidity.

Disclaimer
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