Trade Mark Name: Adalat
Generic Name: Nifedipine
Adalat is used for treating high blood pressure states (hypertension) and acute pain in the chest known as angina.
Adalat pills should be taken in accordance with your doctor’s prescription with or without food. However, keep in mind that Adalat taken without any food may cause you nausea or indigestion. Some periphery cases include ulcers, bleeding and other adverse bowel states. Consult your doctor immediately if you feel any inclination to any of these states. Do not break the tablet in your mouth or chew it in order to facilitate swallowing. Consult your doctor or any other health care provider should you feel uncertain about any of Adalat uses or effects the medication can produce.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Adalat tablets work by dilating blood vessels by way of interfering with calcium found in the blood vessels alongside with affecting the heart muscle and thus causing more regular heartbeat which further decreases the speed of blood circulation.
In case you miss your Adalat dose you should take the missed dose as soon as you remember to. keep in mind howeer, that if it is nearly time for you to take the next scheduled dose, take one without taking the missed dose.
Adalat should be kept in a dry place at temperature ranging from 59 to 86 degrees F (from 15 to 30 degrees C) away from the sources of heat and light. Keep the medication out of the reach of children and domestic animals.
Avoid using Adalat tablets in case you have ever displayed allergic reactions to any of Adalat components. If this is your case seek the attention of your doctor or any other health care specialist without delay.
- Avoid taking Adalat while driving until you know what effect the drug has over your organism as the medication’s sedative effect may be potentially unsafe for driving activities.
- Pay particular attention to the state of your teeth while undergoing Adalat therapy. Use flosses and dental solutions alongside with proper daily tooth brushing routine.
- People over 65 years of age are more susceptible to the drug’s effects; therefore, Adalat should be used with proper caution in the elderly.
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding are controversial points in taking Adalat. Consult your doctor immediately as for going on with Adalat therapy in case you become pregnant. Discuss all the advantages and disadvantages of taking the drug in these cases.
Possible Side Effects
While taking Adalat patients can experience the following adverse side effects: dizziness, heartburns, nausea, fatigue, flushing, constipations, heat sensations and tiredness. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms persists or becomes troublesome.
More serious side effects of Adalat are: major allergic dermatologic and heart symptoms like hives, rashes, itching, oozing, tightness in the chest and impaired breathing. Also patients taking Adalat may suffer from swelling and bleeding of mouth mucous and swelling of hands. You should seek the immediate attention of your doctor or any other health provider should any of these apply to you.
Adalat is not meant for the use of people to whom it has not been prescribed and those who are suffering from other health problems. Do not fail to renew your supply of actos before you run out of it in order not to break your regular dosing schedule.