What is Nimodipine?
Nimodipine is a medicine used to treat and prevent further damage to the brain after bleeding around the brain (subarachnoid hemorrhage or SAH). It is known as a calcium channel blocker and helps to improve blood flow to the brain and prevent changes in brain function.
How Nimodipine is used?
Nimodipine is usually started as soon as possible after bleeding around the brain (or SAH) is confirmed by the doctor. The exact dose and frequency will be decided by your doctor depending on your medical condition and response to treatment. It may be taken empty stomach or with a meal, but take it regularly as per your doctor’s instructions, to get the most benefit. Do not take any antacids for 2 hours before or after taking Nimodip Tablet as this can prevent the medicine from working properly. Do not stop taking this medicine without first consulting your doctor. Your condition may worsen if this medicine is stopped too soon.
Side effects of This medicine:
The most common side effects include decreased blood pressure, increased heart rate (tachycardia), headache, stomach discomfort, nausea, rash, muscle cramp, and edema (swelling over the whole body). Consult your doctor If any of these bother you, or get worse, or do not go away.
Before taking This medicine, let your doctor know if you have any heart or liver-related problems. Some other medicines may affect the way it works, especially some medicines used to treat seizures (fits) and those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions. Please tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. Your doctor will keep a watch on your blood pressure while you are taking this medicine.
Brand Name: Nimohem
Manufacturer: United criticare