This medication is a calcium channel blocker, prescribed for high blood pressure.
Contraindicated in patients with chest pain, recent heart attack, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Adult: Oral- The recommended dose is 20 mg/day in 1-2 divided doses; up to 20 mg twice daily if needed to control resistant HTN.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver impairment and in elderly.
• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid grapefruit intake while taking this medication.
Low blood pressure, palpitation, flushing, fast heart rate, chest pain and heart attack.
• Central Nervous System: Dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, headache, tingling, irritability and weakness.
• Gastrointestinal: Nausea, abdominal bloating and diarrhea.
• Miscellaneous: Muscle/joint pain, breathing problem, blood count changes, increased urination, severe allergic reactions, abnormal liver function tests.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature and protect from light.
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