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General Information on Benidipine

Generic Name : Benidipine

Latest prescription information about Benidipine. 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 Benidipine

India : 

International : 

Benitowa, Caritec, Coniel

Overview of Benidipine

Note: It is available only in India and Japan.

Why is Benidipine Prescribed? (Indications)

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

When should Benidipine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Pregnancy and lactation.

What is the dosage of Benidipine?

PO- HTN- 2-4 mg once daily, up to 8 mg once daily if needed. Angina pectoris- 4 mg twice daily.

How should Benidipine be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Benidipine?

It may cause dizziness or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid abrupt withdrawal.

Monitor liver function regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Benidipine?

   Heart : Palpitations, facial flushing, hot flushes and chest pressure.
   Central Nervous System : Sensation, headache, dizziness, sleepiness and uneasiness.
   Gastrointestinal : Constipation, nausea and abdominal discomfort.
   ENT : Ringing in the ear.
   Musculoskeletal : Redness, warm feeling in the fingers and stiffness in shoulders.
   Genitourinary : Urinary frequency.
   Hypersensitive reactions : Rash and itching.
   Metabolic : Elevated liver enzyme.

What are the other precautions for Benidipine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Benidipine?

Store it at room temperature.

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