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General Information on Nitrendipine

Generic Name : Nitrendipine

Latest prescription information about Nitrendipine. 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 : Y52.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Hypertensives

Trade Names/Brand Names of Nitrendipine

India : 

International : 

Balodipine, Balotein, Baylotensin, Bayniroad, Bayotensin, Baypresol, Baypress, Caltren, Cardiazem, Cenipres, Cobatensin, Crivion, Dosperopin, Downtensine, Ecatelisin, Ellenal, Enit , Farnitran, Gericin, Grifonitren, Hiperdipina, Hishiromin, Issopres, Jutapress, Leonitren, Lisba, Lostradyl, Lusopress, Nelconil, Nidrel, Nifecard, Nilzipin, Niprina, Nirapel, Nitensum, Nitopress, Nitotelocin, Nitregamma, Nitren Lich, Nitren-acis, Nitrenal, Nitrend KSK, Nitrendilat, Nitrendipin AbZ, Nitrendipin AL, Nitrendipin Aristo, Nitrendipin Basics, Nitrendipin Heumann, Nitrendipin Jenapharm, Nitrendipin Sandoz, Nitrendipin Stada, Nitrendipin, Nitrendipina Rowe, Nitrendipin-CT, Nitrendipine Mylan, Nitrendipine Xinhua Pharm, Nitrendipino Stada, Nitrepin, Nitresan, Potional, Pressodipin, Shetlazorna, Tensogradal, Tepanil, Ufocard, Unipress, Vastensium, Vipres

Why is Nitrendipine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a calcium channel blocker, prescribed for high blood pressure.  

When should Nitrendipine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with chest pain, recent heart attack, pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

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

What is the dosage of Nitrendipine?

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.

How should Nitrendipine be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Nitrendipine?

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.

What are the side effects of Nitrendipine?

  Heart: 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.

What are the other precautions for Nitrendipine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Nitrendipine?

Store it at room temperature and protect from light.

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