- Amlodipine Besilate–Olmesartan Medoxomil
- Bisoprolol Fumarate
- Isosorbide Dinitrate
- Isosorbide Dinitrate–Hydralazine
- Isosorbide Mononitrate
- Perindopril Erbumine
- Power Pill "C"
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Adalat* used for?
Generic for Adalat* (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.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Adalat*?
The dosage of Generic for Adalat* 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 Adalat*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Adalat* 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 Adalat*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Adalat*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are dizziness; drop in blood pressure; hypoxia; rapid, slow, or irregular heartbeat; and loss of consciousness.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Adalat*?
- St John's wort
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Adalat*.
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 Adalat*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Adalat* can interact with drugs used to treat seizures, drugs that increase heart-rate, azole antifungals, beta-blockers, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, high blood pressure drugs, and cardiovascular drugs. Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice unless instructed by your doctor otherwise.
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 Adalat*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Adalat* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Adalat* 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 Adalat* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Adalat* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
The side effects of Generic for Adalat* are flushing, dizziness, weakness, constipation, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and headache. Some of the serious side effects of this drug include rash; swelling of the face, tongue or throat; and trouble breathing. 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 Adalat*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Adalat*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Adalat* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Adalat*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Adalat*?
How will Generic for Adalat* work in my body?
How should Generic for Adalat* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Adalat* drug interactions and side effects?
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. Generic for Adalat* should be used with caution in people with diabetes or very low blood pressure, elderly people, and heart-failure individuals. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Care should be taken while driving or handling machinery.