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Modipine is a calcium channel blocker, prescribed for brain hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain) and also rarely used for high blood pressure.  It increases blood flow to injured brain tissue.

Drug information on Modipine (Nimodipine) from Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.


Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic : Nimodipine
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Medical Condition(s) for which Modipine may be prescribed

Side effects of Modipine

  Central Nervous System: Dizziness, lightheadedness, headache and depression.

  Heart: Flushing, fast/slow heart rate, fainting and low blood pressure.

  Gastrointestinal: Heartburn, stomach upset, constipation, nausea and vomiting.

  Allergic reactions: Rash, difficulty in swallowing/breathing and swelling of the face, eyes, lips, tongue, arms or legs.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Oral: The recommended dose is 60 mg (two 30 mg capsules) every 4 hours for 21 consecutive days.

How to use Modipine?

It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, on an empty stomach, either 1-hour before a meal, or 2 hours after a meal.

When is Modipine not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Modipine

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, liver or kidney disease, any allergy, recent head injury, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• Monitor blood pressure regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Modipine

Avoid grapefruit intake while taking this medication.

Storage Conditions for Modipine

Store it at controlled room temperature (25°C), and protect from light.

Disclaimer : The Price of the drugs indicated above may not match the actual price at which they are sold. Prices can change depending on many factors, including GST. These are only approximate indicative prices of the drug.
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