Migraine: It is used in migraine by reducing intracellular Ca+2 overload due to brain hypoxia and other causes.
2 to 3minutes for sublingual
2 to 3minutes for sublingual
13.Congestive heart failures
6.Hypersensitivity to the drug
8.Coronary artery diseases
4.Left ventricular outflow obstruction
6.Slowly withdraw the drug with caution
7.Use cautiously along with other antihypertensive drugs
3.Prinzmetal`s angina and Stable angina
4.As Tocolytic agent
5.In mountain sickness
7.Peripheral vascular disorders
8. Migraine prophylaxis
Beta-blockers: Though advantageous in some, concomitant use results in increased adverse effects like bradycardia and conduction disturbances.
Digitalis Glycosides: Increased serum digoxin levels with pssible toxicity.
Magnesium Sulphate: With parenteral magnesium suplhate neuromuscular blockade and hypotension may occur.
Theophyllines: Increased pharmacological effects of theophylline, resulting in toxicity.
Quinidine: Hypotension, bradycardia, ventricular tachycardia, AV block and pulmonary oedema may occur. Serum quinidine levels may also be decreased by nifedipine.
Anticoagulants: Increased prothrombin time.
Fentanyl: Severe hypotension or increased fluid requirements.
Maximum daily dose: 120mg
Hypertension: 20mg twice daily or 30 to 60mg once daily extended release formulations. Adjust the dosage based on patient`s response.Maximum dose: 4omg twice daily
Maximum dose for extended release formulations: 120mg/day
Emergency reduction of blood pressure: Chew 10mg tablet and at the same time swallow another 10mg tablet. Repeat at every 20 to 30minutes.
As Tocolytic: 10mg sublingually and repeat at 20minutes for 2 to 3 doses.
Maintenance dosage: 10 to 20mg orally every 4 to 6 hours
For hypertensive emergencies: 250mcg to 500mcg/kg/dose 3 to 4 times daily.
Home Delivery for Nifedipine in Your City
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However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for nifedipine and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for nifedipine may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.
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Nifedipine is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for nifedipine might be better known than nifedipine itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have nifedipine in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for nifedipine.