Interaction of Nimodipine with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Nimodipine Interactions with Food and Herbs
Grapefruit juice increases the concentration of nimodipine in the blood stream.
Nimodipine Interactions with Alcohol
Alcohol may add to the effects of nimodipine like dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting. You should not take alcohol while taking nimodipine especially when you have to be alert.
How to Take the Medication -
Nimodipine comes in the form of a capsule and an oral solution which can be taken either by mouth directly or through the feeding tube. You need to take nimodipine every 4 hours for 21 days continuously. Follow the instructions exactly as given by your doctor.
Stick to the recommended dose and don't skip the dose. Even if you feel good do not stop the medicine suddenly without consulting the doctor.