Information about Nicorandil
Generic Name : Nicorandil
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Nicorandil are provided here.
Understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
ICD Code : Y52.3
Therapeutic Classification : Antianginals
Trade Names/Brand Names of Nicorandil
Why is Nicorandil Prescribed? (Indications)
This medication is a vasodilator, prescribed for angina pectoris (chest pain).
When should Nicorandil not be taken? (Contraindications)
Contraindicated in patients with cardiogenic shock (poor blood circulation), heart failure, low blood pressure, breast-feeding and children.
What is the dosage of Nicorandil?
Adult: Oral: Initial: 10 mg twice daily. Usual dose: 10-20 mg twice daily. Max: 30 mg twice daily.
How should Nicorandil be taken?
It comes as a tablet, to take by mouth, with or without food.
What are the warnings and precautions for Nicorandil?
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of low volume of blood (hypovolaemia), low blood pressure, heart attack or other heart disease, lung swelling, mouth ulcer, any allergy, elderly and during pregnancy.
• It may cause dizziness or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
What are the side effects of Nicorandil?
• Most Common:
Headache, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, flushing, weakness and rectal bleeding.
Fast heart rate and low blood pressure.
Rash, abnormal liver function, mouth ulcer and muscle pain.
What are the other precautions for Nicorandil?
Avoid excess dosage.
What are the storage conditions for Nicorandil?
Store it at room temperature.
Last Updated : August 11, 2022