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Depin - 5mg

Depin - 5mg ( Procardia)

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Depin - 5mg $2.1200New
US Brand Name Procardia
Strength 5mg
Generic Name Nifedipine
Manufacturer Cipla
Pharmaceutical FormTablet/s


Depin-5 MG

This drug has a generic name Nifedipine which belongs to a class of calcium channel blocker drug that dilates (relaxes and widens) blood vessels and making it easier for the heart to pump blood and lower down its workload. This medicine is basically prescribed for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (chest pain). This drug may also be prescribed for other treatments which are not enlisted here.       


How it works?

Nifedipine blocks the slow calcium channel, preventing the flow of calcium ion into the cell. It produces peripheral and coronary vasodilatation, lower down after load, peripheral resistance and BP. It raises the level of coronary blood flow and results into reflex tachycardia. It effects a bit or negligible on cardiac conduction and rarely shows negative inotropic activities.


Important information about Nifedipine

You should not use Nifedipine (Procardia, Myogard, Nicardia, Nifelat, and Adalat Chrono), if you have allergic problems, severe coronary artery disease, or if you have had a heart attack in past two weeks. Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have liver disease, a blockage in your digestive tract (stomach or intestines), a history of stomach surgery, coronary artery disease, or hypothyroidism. Before having a surgery or any other kind of operation, inform your health care personal that you are taking Nifedipine. Limit or avoid the alcohol consumption. This drug might cause you dizzy. You should not drive and do any kind of activities that require high attentiveness until and unless you can do them safely.


Nifedipine is sold under various names including Procardia, Myogard (made by UPM), Nicardia (made by Unique), Nifelat (made by Cipla), and Adalat Chrono (made by Bayer Healthcare). The genuine manufacturer of this drug is Procadia. It belongs to the class of FDA pregnancy category C drug. It is not accustomed whether the use of this drug is harmful for an unborn baby taken during the pregnancy or not. But, this medication can pass into the breast milk and can cause harms. You must consult your doctor before using the tablets in case of pregnancy and breast feeding.  


Before taking Nifedipine

Before taking the dose of Nifedipine, you must consult your doctor if you have any of the following conditions: kidney disease, liver disease (especially cirrhosis), a blockage in the digestive tract (stomach or intestines), inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, chronic constipation, a colostomy or a history of stomach surgery such as gastric bypass, colon cancer, hypothyroidism, coronary artery disease, or congestive heart failure.  In these conditions, your doctor will judge whether this medicine is safe for you or not. Extended release of Nifedipine may contain lactose. Inform your doctor if you are lactose intolerant.


Dosage Information

You should take the dosage of Nifedipine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all the direction listed on the leaflet of your medicine. Do not alter the dosage until it is being advised by the doctor. Also, do not use the medicine after prescription period is over. Store all the medicine in a cool and dry place, far away from the reach of children. Do not crush or chew the tablet, instead swallow it as a whole. Let your doctor know if you have excessive sweating, vomiting and diarrhea. These conditions can leads to severe low blood pressure.


Note: Nifedipine dosage may depend on certain factors including age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition among several other factors. Your dosage may determined by your physician after examining you properly.


What if you miss a dose?

For effective results, you should take all medicines on the same time as prescribed. Missing even a single dose of Nifedipine can be harmful to your health. However, if you miss a dose of Nifidipine, then take it instantly, but avoid the use when next scheduled dose is near.        

What if you overdose?

In case of an overdose of Nifedipine, seek emergency medication because it can cause severe dizziness, pounding heartbeats, nausea, vomiting, or feeling like you might pass out.


Things and activities to avoid

Alcoholic beverages must be avoided while taking this medicine as alcohol can further reduce blood pressure. Also, avoid activities which require high metal acquisition and reflexes (driving). You should prohibit the use of grapefruit or the products made by it as they can interact with Nifedipine and results in dangerous effects.  


Side Effects

Some common side effects caused by Nifedipine are dizziness, flushing, weakness, swelling in ankles or feet or headache. Seek emergency medical help if any of these side effects persists or deteriorate. In some rare cases, Nifedipine can worsen chest pain or cause heart attack in some people who already have heart problems. It generally happens after starting this medicine or increasing the dose. Get medical attention right away if you experience worsening of chest pain or the first sign of heart attack.


Interaction with other drugs

Other drugs may also interact with Nifedipine, including prescription and over-the-counter medicine (OTC vitamin pills or other medicines, or herbal products), especially cemitidine, conivaptan, digoxin, fentanyl, imatinib, isoniazid, laxatives, levothyroxine, nefazodone, NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, or others), cold or allergy medications, tizanidine, St.John’s Wort, HIV/AIDS medicines, antibiotics (clartithromycin, erythromycin, or others), or seizure medicines. Always inform your doctor when you are using such type of medicine before taking Nifedipine.


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