Calcigard 5 Capsule

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Calcigard 5 Capsule


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MANUFACTURER

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd

SALT COMPOSITION

Nifedipine (5mg)

INTRODUCTION OF CALCIGARD CAPSULE

Calcigard 5 Capsule is a short-acting medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (heart-related chest pain). It helps to lower high blood pressure, thus reducing the chances of future heart attack and stroke.

Calcigard 5 Capsule should be used along with a proper diet, salt restriction, and regular exercise for best results. It should be taken regularly at a fixed time every day. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly.

It may cause palpitations, tachycardia (increased heart rate), dizziness, and ankle swelling as a side effect. Hence, this medicine should strictly be used as advised by your doctor.

USES OF CALCIGARD CAPSULE

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

CALCIGARD CAPSULE SIDE EFFECTS

Common
  • Fatigue
  • Ankle swelling
  • Sleepiness
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Abdominal pain

HOW TO USE CALCIGARD CAPSULE

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Calcigard 5 Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

HOW CALCIGARD CAPSULE WORKS

Calcigard 5 Capsule is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

CALCIGARD CAPSULE RELATED WARNINGS

warnings Alcohol
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Calcigard 5 Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
warnings Pregnancy
Calcigard 5 Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
warnings Lactation
Calcigard 5 Capsule is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
warnings Driving
Calcigard 5 Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Calcigard 5 Capsule may make you feel dizzy, faint, extremely tired or have visual disturbances. This may affect your ability to drive.
warnings Kidney
Calcigard 5 Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Calcigard 5 Capsule is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
warnings Liver
Calcigard 5 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Calcigard 5 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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