Calcigard 5mg Capsule 10'S


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Nifedipine 5mg
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Drug Information for Calcigard 5mg Capsule 10'S

What is CALCIGARD RETARD?

  • CALCIGARD RETARD contains Nifedipine which belongs to a group of medicines called calcium-channel blockers
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION

THERAPEUTIC USES

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

INTERACTIONS

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

SIDE EFFECTS

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What CALCIGARD RETARD is used for?

  • It is used to treat high blood pressure
  • It is used to prevent chronic stable angina pectoris (chest pain)
  • It is not used to treat acute attacks of angina or heart attacks as it is a sustained release medicine
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Talk to your doctor before taking CALCIGARD RETARD, if you:

  • are allergic to Nifedipine or any other similar medicines (known a dihydropyridines) or to any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  • have had a heart attack within one month
  • get a sudden angina attack
  • have very high blood pressure (malignant hypertension)
  • have unstable angina
  • have a “Kock pouch” (a surgically constructed intestinal reservoir with an opening through the abdominal wall) in your gut
  • have porphyria
  • have been told that you have a narrowing of the aortic heart valve (stenosis)
  • have ever had a collapse caused by a heart problem (cardiogenic shock), during which you became breathless, pale and had a cold sweat and dry mouth
  • have low blood pressure
  • are a diabetic
  • are on kidney dialysis
  • have liver problem
  • consume alcohol
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  • Do not take CALCIGARD RETARD if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
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  • CALCIGARD RETARD is not recommended for use in children and adolescents below 18 years of age
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  • This medicine may make you feel dizzy, faint, extremely tired or have visual disturbances
  • Do not drive or operate machinery if you are affected in this way
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Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines such as:

  • Rifampicin, Erythromycin (an antibiotic)
  • Cimetidine (to treat stomach ulcers)
  • Digoxin, diltiazem, quinidine or beta-blockers (to treat heart conditions)
  • Quinupristin, dalfopristin (a combination antibiotic)
  • Phenytoin, carbamazepine or valproic acid (to treat epilepsy)
  • Cisapride (to treat reduced movements of the gullet and stomach)
  • Magnesium sulphate injections during pregnancy
  • Ketoconazole, itraconazole or fluconazole (anti-fungal medicines)
  • Indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir or amprenavir (to treat HIV)
  • Fluoxetine or nefazodone (to treat depression)
  • Tacrolimus (to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs)
  • Phenobarbital (usually used to treat insomnia or anxiety)
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  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
  • Swallow this medicine whole with a little amount of water
  • The recommended dose is one 10 mg or one 20 mg (every 12 hours)
  • Doses of up to 80 mg per day (40 mg every 12 hours) may be prescribed by your doctor if considered necessary
  • You can take CALCIGARD RETARD either before or after food
  • This medicine releases the active ingredient slowly over 12 hours
  • Do not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit while taking CALCIGARD RETARD

If you take more CALCIGARD RETARD

  • If you take more CALCIGARD RETARD it may low your blood pressure and make your heartbeats to speed up or slow down
  • It may also lead to an increase in your blood sugar level or an increase in the acidity of your blood, swelling in the lungs, low blood oxygen levels and disturbances in consciousness, possibly leading to unconsciousness
  • Contact your doctor or go to the nearest hospital immediately

If you forget to take CALCIGARD RETARD

  • Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, waiting 12 hours before taking your next dose
  • Do not take more than your prescribed dose
  • Tell your doctor at your next visit if you have missed a few doses
  • Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose

If you stop taking CALCIGARD RETARD

  • Treatment for high blood pressure or angina is usually for life
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor tells you
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

SERIOUS

COMMON

UNCOMMON

RARE

  • an increase in chest pain at the start of treatment
  • an allergic reaction such as difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and/or throat which may cause difficulty in swallowing
  • start shaking or experience a loss of eyesight caused by a sudden drop in blood pressure
  • yellowing of the skin and eyes caused by liver problems such as allergic hepatitis, intra-hepatic cholestasis
  • skin reactions such as flaking or purple blotching of the skin caused by exfoliative dermatitis, erythema multiform
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  • headache
  • general feeling of being unwell
  • constipation
  • swelling, particularly of the ankles and legs
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  • stomach pain (abdominal pain)
  • unspecific pain
  • chills
  • low blood pressure when standing up (symptoms include fainting, dizziness, light headedness, occasional palpitations, blurred vision and sometimes confusion)
  • fainting
  • irregular heartbeat (palpitations)
  • dry mouth
  • indigestion or upset stomach
  • flatulence, nausea
  • muscle cramps, joint swelling
  • sleep disorders, anxiety or nervousness
  • reddening of the skin
  • nose bleeds, nasal congestion
  • sensation of spinning or whirling motion (vertigo)
  • migraine, dizziness, trembling
  • increase in the need to pass urine
  • painful or difficult urination
  • inability to achieve or maintain an erection (impotence)
  • blurred vision
  • temporary increase in certain liver enzymes
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  • inflammation of the gums, tender or swollen gums, bleeding gums
  • itchy skin, rash, hives
  • changes in mood
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STORAGE

  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature (15-25°C)
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
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Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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