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Nicorandil - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on August 11, 2022
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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

India : 


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.
  Heart: Fast heart rate and low blood pressure.
  Miscellaneous: 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
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panujyal, India

my father died yesterday and I am thinking it is because of me my father is heart patient and yesterday he start sweating and feeling cold like head was soo cold and legs were freezing instantly I gave nicorandil 10mg and after 1 min he died is it because of nicorandil?? I am so afraid !!!!

Amargaur, India

I am 79 years of age.I feel breathless while walking some distance and while going second and 3rd floor upstairs.I have been advised the following medicines.
1.NIKORAN-10 2.nitrofix SR 30 3.Clopidogrel plus aspirin tablet
what is your view?

gp1955, India

My father is taking K-Cor 5mg.in BD dose since last 5Months alongwith Ranozex Tab.For how many months he has to continue this medicine.His age is 89yrs & having wt.of 45 kg.
Girish Pandya
mail ID girish.pandya@gmail.com

Rituc, United States

My father is taking Nicoduce 2 times a day in India. He will be traveling to US soon. Please let me know how he should bring the medicine in US as he gets it refrigerated from the pharmacy in India?

Ritu US

Hema29, India

Trade Name(s): India: Av-Cor Tab, Corflo Tab, Dilnicon Tab, Duorandil Tab, K-Cor Tab, Korandil Tab, Nicoduce Tab, Nikoran Sr-Tab, Nikoran Tab, Nucoril Tab, Zynicor Tab.
Storage Conditions of Nicorandil :
Store it at room temperature.

But Nicoduce storage condition is store in refrigerator!???????

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Drug Price

Chemo Biological
K-COR (10mg)

Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Procare CV)
Duorandil 10

Medreich Saimirra Ltd.

Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd. (CND)

Torrent Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.
Zynicor (10mg)

Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd. (CND)
Dilkor (5 mg)

Zunison Healthcare

Nikoran OD PR

Torrent Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.

Sun Biotic Labs.
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