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Calcigard 5mg Capsule

Calcigard 5mg Capsule

By TORRENT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
10 Capsule(s) in Strip
13.26*
MRP 15.60
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Calcigard 5 MG Description

Calcigard Capsule contains nifedipine as its active ingredient. It is used to treat high blood pressure in adults. Nifedipine in Calcigard lowers the raised blood pressure level. Along with Calcigard

, you should be cautious of your diet and should also exercise regularly. It should be taken as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. Do not stop taking this medicine unless asked to do so by the doctor. Sudden withdrawal of Calcigard Capsule may worsen the condition.

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Product Summary

Offer Price₹13.26
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ContainsNifedipine(5.0 Mg)
UsesHypertension
Side effectsHeadache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, swelling of the ankles and legs
TherapyANTI-HYPERTENSIVE
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uses

Uses of Calcigard 5 MG

Calcigard Capsule is used in adult patients to treat high blood pressure.
contraindications

Contraindications of Calcigard 5 MG

  • If you are allergic to Nifedipine or any other ingredients of Calcigard Capsule.
  • If you have taken Nifedipine before and felt that your heart pain had worsened.
  • If you experience a sudden heart-related chest pain.
  • If you are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy.
  • If you have any kind of heart problems.
  • If you have high blood pressure.
  • If you are taking a medicine called Rifampicin to treat tuberculosis.
  • If you have a kock pouch (surgical procedure) in your gut.
  • If you suffer from a blood condition called Porphyria.
sideEffects

Side effects of Calcigard 5 MG

  • Headache
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Swelling of the ankles and legs
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion, gas
  • Tiredness
  • Dry mouth
  • Skin redness
  • Unconsciousness
  • Fast or irregular heartbeats
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Calcigard 5 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Calcigard Capsule during pregnancy?
A:
Calcigard should not be used if you are pregnant as there is limited information about its safety. Animal studies have known to cause harmful effects in the unborn baby. Please consult your doctor before using this medicine.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Calcigard Capsule while breastfeeding?
A:
Calcigard is not recommended to be used in women who are breastfeeding as components of this medicine are likely to pass into your milk. Please consult your doctor before using this medicine.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Calcigard Capsule?
A:
You may experience side effects like dizziness, light-headedness, drowsiness or blurred vision while taking Calcigard. Thus you need to be cautious while driving or operating machines.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Calcigard Capsule?
A:
You should avoid consuming alcohol while on treatment with Calcigard as it may potentially worsen your condition.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have low blood pressure.
  • You have liver problems.
  • You are on kidney dialysis.
  • You have any problems with your heart.
  • You have diabetes, as the treatment may have to be adjusted.
  • Calcigard Capsule is not recommended to be used in patients who are less than 18 years old.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Calcigard 5 MG

How Does It Work?

The heart muscles require calcium for contraction. Nifedipine in Calcigard Capsule works by blocking this calcium from entering the heart muscles and blood vessels, thus relaxing blood vessels so bloo...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Calcigard 5 MG

Take Calcigard Capsule with a glass of water or milk. You may take it with or without food. Do not break, crush or chew the medicine. It is essential to take it regularly and at a fixed time. Follow y...
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interactions

Interactions of Calcigard 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • You should always tell the doctor if you are taking any other medicines, herbal preparation and supplements to avoid any interaction with Calcigard Capsule.
  • This medicine should not be used concomitantly along with Rifampicin (antibiotic).
  • Medicines like erythromycin (antibiotic), ritonavir (used in HIV infection), ketoconazole (used in fungal infection), fluoxetine, nefazodone (used to treat psychiatric illness), cisapride (used to tre...
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  • Medicines like phenytoin, carbamazepine (used to treat fits or epilepsy), phenobarbital (used to treat sleep problems or anxiety) when taken along with this medicine may decrease its effect.
  • Other medicines like vecuronium, mizolastine, tubocurarine, Tacrolimus, Quinidine, Digoxin should be used with caution along with Calcigard Capsule.

Interactions with food items

You should avoid having grapefruit while on treatment with Calcigard Capsule.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Calcigard 5 MG

Calcigard Capsule should be stored at room temperature, protected from moisture and heat. Keep it out of reach and sight of children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Calcigard 5 MG

Overdose

  • Excess of this medicine may lead to irregular heartbeats, low blood pressure. Overdose may cause symptoms like nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, dizziness, confusion, lack of energy, skin redness, unconsc...
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  • If you experience any of the symptoms or think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

In case you’ve missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Avoid taking a double dose to compensate for the missed dose.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I stop taking Calcigard Capsule if I start feeling better and my symptoms are gone?

A: No, do not stop taking Calcigard suddenly, as it could worsen your condition of hypertension. Instead, you should consult your doctor and he/she may adjust your dose as per your needs.

Q: Does Calcigard Capsule cause headache?

A: Some individuals might experience headaches as a side effect after taking Calcigard, which usually goes away over time. However, it is not necessary that everyone experience the same side effect.
Product Details
Brand
CALCIGARD
Expires on or After
30/03/2024
Last Updated on: 12 May 2022 | 01:14 PM (IST)
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