This medication is a smooth muscle relaxant, prescribed for essential hypertension. This medication lowers the blood pressure.
Initial: The recommended dose is 10 mg four times daily for the first 2-4 days, increase to 25 mg four times daily for the balance of the first week.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, as directed by your physician.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease, kidney or liver disease, heart attack, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid alcohol consumption.
• Monitor complete blood counts, blood pressure and antinuclear antibody titers while taking this medication.
• Common :
Headache, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, palpitations, fast heart rate and chest pain.
• Less Frequent
• Gastrointestinal : Constipation and intestinal obstruction.
• Heart : Low blood pressure and swelling.
• Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing.
• Central Nervous System : Tingling, numbness, dizziness, tremors, muscle cramps, depression, disorientation and anxiety.
• Genitourinary : Difficulty in urination.
• Blood : Anemia and decrease in white blood cells.
• Hypersensitivity : Rash, hives, itching, fever, chills, joint pain and eosinophilia.
• Miscellaneous : Nasal congestion, flushing, lacrimation and eye inflammation.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container.
Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Stereotypic movement disorder (SMD) is a motor disorder, associated with neurodevelopmental ...
Drug side effects calculator allows you to check the side effect of any drug and alerts you if you ...
Drinking hot water adds to the usual benefits of drinking water to improve the skin, digestive ...View All