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||BRAND NAME : Adalat
CHEMICAL CONTENTS : Nifedipine
Procardia XL, Adalat, Adalat CC
Adalat, Procardia XL, Adalat CC Uses:
Procardia and Procardia XL are used to treat angina (chest pain caused by lack of oxygen to the heart due to clogged arteries or spasm of the arteries). Procardia XL is also used to treat blood hypertension. Procardia and Procardia XL are calcium channel blockers. They ease the workload of the heart by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the arteries, allowing them to dilate. This improves blood flow through the heart and throughout the body, reduces blood pressure, and helps prevent angina. Procardia XL is taken once a day and provides a steady rate of medication over a 24-hour period.
Adalat, Procardia XL, Adalat CC Dosage:
Adults : the usual starting dose of Procardia and Adalat is one 10 mg capsule, 3 times a day. The usual range is 10 to 20 mg 3 times a day. Some people may need 20 to 30 mg, 3 or 4 times a day. Usually you will not take more than 120 mg in a day and should take no more than 180 mg.
The starting dose of Procardia XL and Adalat CC is usually a 30- or 60 mg tablet, taken once daily. Your doctor may increase the dose over 1 to 2 weeks if not satisfied with the way the drug is working. Doses above 120 mg per day are not recommended.
Although no serious side effects have been reported when Procardia XL is stopped, your doctor will probably have you lower the dose gradually under close supervision.
Adalat, Procardia XL, Adalat CC Contraindications :
Procardia should not be used if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it or are sensitive to it or other calcium channel blockers ( Adalat, Calan, others). Make sure your doctor is aware of any drug reactions you have experienced.
Adalat, Procardia XL, Adalat CC Side Effects:
More common side effects of Adalat, Procardia XL, Adalat CC may include : Constipation, cough, dizziness, fatigue, flushing, giddiness, headache, heartburn, heat sensation, light-headedness, mood changes, muscle cramps, nasal congestion, nausea, sore throat, swelling of arms, legs, hands, and feet, tremors, wheezing
Adalat, Procardia XL, Adalat CC Overdose:
Symptoms of Procardia overdose may include : Dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, severe drop in blood pressure, slurred speech, weakness
Adalat, Procardia XL, Adalat CC Missed dose:
Take the forgotten dose of Adalat, Procardia XL, Adalat CC as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed. Never take 2 doses at the same time.
Adalat, Procardia XL, Adalat CC Storage:
Procardia and Procardia XL can be stored at room temperature. Protect from moisture, light, humidity, and excessive heat.
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