How to Take Nimodipine and Dose of Nimodipine


Find out how to take Nimodipine (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Nimodipine


How it should be taken  

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.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

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

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication 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.

Warnings and Precautions  

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.

Storage Conditions  

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