Nicorandil - Drug Information

Generic Name : Nicorandil
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Latest prescription information about Nicorandil. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Antianginals
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Why it is prescribed : 

This medication is a vasodilator, prescribed for angina pectoris (chest pain).  

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Contraindicated in patients with cardiogenic shock (poor blood circulation), heart failure, low blood pressure, breast-feeding and children.

Pregnancy Category :






Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 

Adult: Oral: Initial: 10 mg twice daily. Usual dose: 10-20 mg twice daily. Max: 30 mg twice daily.

How it should be taken : 

It comes as a tablet, to take by mouth, with or without food.

Warnings and Precautions : 

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of low volume of blood (hypovolaemia), low blood pressure, heart attack or other heart disease, lung swelling, mouth ulcer, any allergy, elderly and during pregnancy.
It may cause dizziness or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Side Effects : 

  Most Common
- Headache, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, flushing, weakness and rectal bleeding.

- Fast heart rate and low blood pressure.

- Rash, abnormal liver function, mouth ulcer and muscle pain.

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 

Store it at room temperature.


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my father died yesterday and I am thinking it is because of me my father is heart patient and yesterday he start sweating and feeling cold like head was soo cold and legs were freezing instantly I gave nicorandil 10mg and after 1 min he died is it because of nicorandil?? I am so afraid !!!!
panujyal  Wednesday, March 11, 2015
I am 79 years of age.I feel breathless while walking some distance and while going second and 3rd floor upstairs.I have been advised the following medicines.
1.NIKORAN-10 2.nitrofix SR 30 3.Clopidogrel plus aspirin tablet
what is your view?

Amargaur  Wednesday, September 19, 2012
My father is taking K-Cor BD dose since last 5Months alongwith Ranozex Tab.For how many months he has to continue this medicine.His age is 89yrs & having wt.of 45 kg.
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gp1955  Thursday, January 19, 2012
My father is taking Nicoduce 2 times a day in India. He will be traveling to US soon. Please let me know how he should bring the medicine in US as he gets it refrigerated from the pharmacy in India?

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Rituc  Thursday, December 1, 2011
Trade Name(s): India: Av-Cor Tab, Corflo Tab, Dilnicon Tab, Duorandil Tab, K-Cor Tab, Korandil Tab, Nicoduce Tab, Nikoran Sr-Tab, Nikoran Tab, Nucoril Tab, Zynicor Tab.
Storage Conditions of Nicorandil :
Store it at room temperature.

But Nicoduce storage condition is store in refrigerator!???????

Hema29  Tuesday, November 22, 2011
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