Depicor Sr 20mg Tablet
Depicor Sr 20mg Tablet

Depicor Sr 20mg Tablet

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Depicor Sr 20 MG Description

Depicor Sr Tablet contains nifedipine as its active ingredient. It is used to treat high blood pressure in adults. Nifedipine in Depicor Sr lowers the raised blood pressure level. Along with Depicor S...
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ContainsNifedipine(20.0 Mg)
UsesHypertension
Side effectsHeadache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, swelling of the ankles and legs
ClassificationANTI-HYPERTENSIVE
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Uses of Depicor Sr 20 MG

Depicor Sr Tablet is used in adult patients to treat high blood pressure.

Contraindications of Depicor Sr 20 MG

  • If you are allergic to Nifedipine or any other ingredients of Depicor Sr Tablet.
  • 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.

Side effects of Depicor Sr 20 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

Precautions and Warnings of Depicor Sr 20 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Depicor Sr Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Depicor Sr 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.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Depicor Sr Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Depicor Sr 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

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

Alcohol

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

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.
  • Depicor Sr Tablet is not recommended to be used in patients who are less than 18 years old.

Mode of Action of Depicor Sr 20 MG

How Does It Work?

The heart muscles require calcium for contraction. Nifedipine in Depicor Sr Tablet works by blocking this calcium from entering the heart muscles and blood vessels, thus relaxing blood vessels so bloo...
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Directions for Use of Depicor Sr 20 MG

Take Depicor Sr Tablet 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 of Depicor Sr 20 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 Depicor Sr Tablet.
  • 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 Depicor Sr Tablet.

Interactions with food items

You should avoid having grapefruit while on treatment with Depicor Sr Tablet.

Storage and disposal of Depicor Sr 20 MG

Depicor Sr Tablet should be stored at room temperature, protected from moisture and heat. Keep it out of reach and sight of children and pets.

Dosage of Depicor Sr 20 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 Depicor Sr Tablet if I start feeling better and my symptoms are gone?

A: No, do not stop taking Depicor Sr 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 Depicor Sr Tablet cause headache?

A: Some individuals might experience headaches as a side effect after taking Depicor Sr, which usually goes away over time. However, it is not necessary that everyone experience the same side effect.
Product Details
Brand
DEPICOR SR
Expires on or After
03/10/2022
Last Updated on: 12 May 2022 | 01:14 PM (IST)

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