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CALCIGARD 10MG RETARD TAB

Country of origin: INDIA

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10 Units/pack

MRP 16.70

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CALCIGARD 10MG RETARD TAB

Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in order to reduce the workload of the heart. Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab helps prevent heart attacks and strokes. However, the uses mentioned here may not be exhaustive. There may be other reasons or situations in which this medicine might be used.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredient of Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab is Nifedipine 10 MG

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab works to relax the blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking this medicine

  • Hypersensitivity or allergy to Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab or any of its components
  • Allergy to any other drugs
  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Heart problems
  • Liver ailments
  • Kidney problems
  • Blood pressure issues
  • Any other ailments or illnesses that you may have
  • Caution:
  • It is very important to tell your doctor about your complete medical history.
  • Before taking this medicine tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Suffering with any pre-existing conditions/illnesses
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side-effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. However, if they seem to persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor. The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this medicine. Some common side-effects are as follows:

  • Allergic reactions to any of the compounds in Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab
  • Oedema
  • Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders
  • Muscle cramps
  • Fatigue
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Ankle swelling
How to Use

How to Use

Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. The dose and duration should be followed as prescribed by your doctor. It is best to take this medicine at a fixed time. It is important that this medicine should not be taken more than the recommended dose.
Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not try to break/crush/chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take it at the next scheduled time. Do not take two doses of this medicine at the same time as it can be dangerous to your health.
Take this medicine as soon as you have taken it out of the packet as It is sensitive to light and therefore may not work optimally if it is left out of the pack for a long time.
Bear in mind that it takes a few weeks for Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab to work so you need to take it regularly even if you feel it is not doing you any good. You must keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.
It should be taken only by the person for whom it has been recommended by a qualified physician.

Overdosage

Signs and symptoms MAY BE NOTED in case of an overdosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions in your body after taking Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab, please contact your doctor immediately. It is best to avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage of this medicine. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary from individual to individual. It is possible you may experience the following signs or symptoms:

  • Diarrhea
  • Trouble breathing
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rashes
  • Itching
  • Palpitations
  • Sweating
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

It is best to take Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Adjustment of dosage or avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

safe to use in case of any kidney ailment/disorder? Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab may make it hard for your kidneys to perform essential tasks like getting rid of waste from the body, keeping your blood pressure steady, making red blood cells. Also, if your kidneys are already damaged, be sure to tell your doctor.

Liver:

safe to use in case of any liver ailment/disorder? Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab may be unsafe to use by patients with liver ailments. This medicine may harm the liver and people with liver disease may be at increased risk of developing severe complications. Tell your doctor in order to make sure the medicine is helping you and not causing any harm.

Pregnancy:

safe to use in pregnant women? Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab may be unsafe for pregnant women. Although only limited studies have been carried out in humans, studies done on animals have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. This medicine is a powerful medicine and therefore, it should be taken by pregnant women only when recommended by the physician. The doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing this medicine.

Lactation:

safe to use in breastfeeding women? Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab may be unsafe and may lead to serious and adverse side effects if you are breastfeeding. This tablet should not be taken unless your doctor says it is necessary to use during breastfeeding. Studies have shown that a small amount of the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby. Whether this medicine may be used or not by a breast-feeding mother should be decided by the doctor.

Alcohol:

is it okay to consume alcohol during the use of this medicine? Mixing alcohol and medications may increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications, decrease the effectiveness of medications or even render them useless. Interactions of alcohol with drugs may make them harmful or even toxic to the body. Consumption of alcohol is not advisable. Please consult your doctor.

Driving:

does this medicine make you dizzy/ interfere with your sleep? Most people do not realize that many prescription and over-the-counter medicines can cause drowsiness and impair the ability to drive, thus making driving dangerous for themselves and others. If you notice any abnormal changes after ingesting this tab, it is better to avoid driving. Please consult your doctor.

Food:

Interactions between food and drugs may inadvertently reduce or increase the effect of the drug. Some commonly used herbs, fruits or other ingredients may cause failure of the therapy or even cause serious alterations of the patient’s health. this medicine can be taken with food or without it but it is not known whether there are any interactions with food. Please consult your doctor.

Drug Interactions:

Drug interactions may be dangerous as they could change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Be sure to keep a list of all the medicines you use for other illnesses including prescription medicines and herbal products in order to share it with your doctor. Do not start it on your own. Please consult your doctor.

Precautions
  • Keep this medicine out of reach of small children.
  • Keep this medicine in a cool place, away from heat and moisture.
  • Check the date of expiry of this medicine and do not use the medicine beyond its date of expiry.
  • Do not accept a damaged product.
  • Store this medicine at room temperature.
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


Drug Composition information
What is Nifedipine for:

This medication is a calcium channel blocker, prescribed for angina (chest pain), high blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythms.

How does Nifedipine work:

It works by relaxing blood vessels.

How should Nifedipine be used:

It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with or without food. Adult: PO- The starting dose is one 10 mg 3 timesday. The usual effective dose range is 10-20 mg three times daily.

Common side effects of Nifedipine :

Long-acting tablet shell in the stool. Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing. Flushing. Wearing layers of clothes or summer clothes and staying in cool places may help. Headache. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Hard stools (constipation). Drinking more liquids, working out, or adding fiber to your diet may help. Talk with your doctor about a stool softener or laxative. Swelling in the arms or legs.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

What precautions should I take when taking Nifedipine :

If you have an allergy to nifedipine or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. Long-acting products: If you have a narrowing of the GI (gastrointestinal) tract or a bowel block. Adalat® CC: - If you are on a low-galactose or lactose-free diet.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. A fast heartbeat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Trouble breathing. Feeling very tired or weak. Very bad headache. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Nifedipine with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Nifedipine :

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Therapeutic Classification

Anti-Anginal Drugs, Calcium Antagonists


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the use of Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab?

Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in order to reduce the workload of the heart. This medicine helps prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Q2. What are the side effects of Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab?

Side effects are allergic reactions to any of the compounds in this medicine, oedema, musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders, muscle cramps, dizziness,fatigue, flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), headache, palpitations, constipation, ankle swelling and abdominal pain.

Q3. Should we take Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab with food or without food?

It may be taken with food or on an empty stomach.

Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab?

Patients with hypersensitivity or allergy to this medicine or any of its components, allergy to any other drugs, cardiogenic shock, heart problems, liver ailments, kidney problems, blood pressure issues should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may interact with this medicine.

Q5. Does Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab make you sleepy?

No. This tab does not make you drowsy. However, please tell your doctor about all other medicines that you may be taking as drug interactions may make you sleepy.

Q6. Is Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab harmful? What does an overdose of Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab lead to?

No. This medication is quite safe to take. However, an overdosage can lead to symptoms like rashes, itching, tightness in chest, rapid heartbeat,nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Please follow recommendations of your doctor correctly to avoid complications.

Q7. Can I take Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab during pregnancy?

This medicine may not be safe but please consult your doctor.

Q8. Can Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

No. It needs a prescription.

Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab?

Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause interactions with this medicine.

Q10. How to store Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab?

Please store at room temperature (10-30°C).

Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab, can I mix it in water and drink it?

No. Please swallow it whole.

Q12. Can we give Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab to children?

This medicine is not recommended for use in children since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab?

Anywhere between 30-60 mins.

Q14. How long does the effect of Calcigard 10mg Retard Tab last?

The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 10-15 hours.

Q15. Can we take this medicine daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration.

Q16. For how many days should I take this medicine?

The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

Q17. When should I take this medicine? / What time can I take this medicine?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

Seller Information
Manufactured By

TORRENT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

indrad -382721,dist mehsana,india

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TORRENT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

indrad -382721,dist mehsana,india

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