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      Brand Name: TENSIPINE

      Generic Name: Nifedipine

      Generic for Tensipine* (Nifedipine) is used to treat angina, high blood pressure, and abnormal heart rhythms. It belongs to a class of medications called calcium channel blockers. It blocks the flow of calcium into the muscle cells of the arteries, which relaxes them. This lowers the blood pressure and improves supply of the blood and oxygen to the heart, thus preventing angina attacks. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Read More>>

       
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    What is Generic for Tensipine* used for?

    Generic for Tensipine* (Nifedipine) is used to treat angina, high blood pressure, and abnormal heart rhythms. It belongs to a class of medications called calcium channel blockers. It blocks the flow of calcium into the muscle cells of the arteries, which relaxes them. This lowers the blood pressure and improves supply of the blood and oxygen to the heart, thus preventing angina attacks.

    What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Tensipine*?

    The dosage of Generic for Tensipine* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician?s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

    What if you miss a dose of Generic for Tensipine*?

    If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Tensipine* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

    What if you overdose on Generic for Tensipine*?

    Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Tensipine*, seek medical attention immediately.

    What other drugs could interact with Generic for Tensipine*?

    • Cimetidine
    • Cyclosporine
    • Digoxin
    • Erythromycin
    • Fentanyl
    • Flecainide
    • Fluconazole
    • Imipramine
    • Itraconazole
    • Ketoconazole
    • Phenobarbital
    • Phenylephrine
    • Phenylpropanolamine
    • Phenytoin
    • Propafenone
    • Pseudoephedrine
    • Quinidine
    • Ranitidine
    • Rifampin
    • St John's wort
    • Terfenadine
    • Theophylline
    • Warfarin

    It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Tensipine*.

    Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Tensipine*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

    Generic for Tensipine* can interact with azole antifungals, beta-blockers, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and cardiovascular drugs. Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice unless instructed by your doctor.

    Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    What are the side effects of Generic for Tensipine*?

    Like other medicines, Generic for Tensipine* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Tensipine* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

    It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Tensipine* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Tensipine* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

    Generic for Tensipine* can cause side effects such as flushing, dizziness, weakness, constipation, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and headache. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Tensipine*.

    What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Tensipine*?

    Is it possible for me to take Generic for Tensipine* with other drugs?
    Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Tensipine*?
    What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Tensipine*?
    How will Generic for Tensipine* work in my body?
    How should Generic for Tensipine*be taken?
    How to reduce the risk of Generic for Tensipine* drug interactions and side effects?

    Note

    The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Tensipine* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

    Generic for Tensipine* should be used with caution in people with diabetes or very low blood pressure, and elderly people. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

     

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