This medication is a calcium channel blocker, prescribed for high blood pressure. The medication relaxes blood vessels.
Contraindicated in patients with low blood pressure and hypersensitivity.
Adult: PO - HTN - Extended release Initial: 5 mg/day. Maintenance: 2.5-10 mg/day, up to 20 mg/day if needed.
Angina pectoris- Initial: 5 mg/day, up to 10 mg/day if needed.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth,with or without food.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney impairment, heart failure/disease, sick-sinus syndrome, breathing problem, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
It may lead to low blood pressure, which results in fast heart rate; monitor patientοΏ½s blood pressure level regularly while taking this medication.
Swelling in the extremities and headache.
Body as a Whole: Weakness, warm sensation, chest pain, swelling in the face and flu-like illness.
Heart: Palpitation, heart attack, low blood pressure, chest pain, irregular heart rate/rhythm and fainting.
Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, indigestion, constipation, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dry mouth, flatulence and acid reflux.
Genitourinary: Breast enlargement in males.
Metabolic: Increased liver enzyme levels.
Musculoskeletal : Joint/back/leg/knee/hip/muscle pain and muscle cramps.
Central Nervous System : Dizziness, tingling, sleeplessness, depression, anxiety disorders, irritability, nervousness, drowsiness and decreased sexual activity.
Respiratory: Upper respiratory tract infection, cough, runny nose, sneezing, difficulty in breathing, inflammation of pharynx/bronchus/sinus and nosebleed.
Skin : Rash, flushing, severe allergic reactions, redness, hives and bruising.
Eye : Visual disturbances.
Genitourinary : Impotence, urinary frequency, urinary urgency and painful urination.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (30Β°C), and in an airtight container. Protect from light.
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