Nicardia Retard 20mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Nicardia Retard 20mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

Nicardia Retard 20mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

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Nifedipine(20.0 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-HYPERTENSIVE

Medical Description

Nicardia Retard 20 tablet contains nifedipine as its active ingredient and is used to treat high blood pressure in adults. While taking this medicine, you should be cautious of your diet and should al...
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uses

Uses of Nicardia Retard 20 MG

Nicardia Retard 20 tablet is used in adult patients to treat high blood pressure.
contraindications

Contraindications of Nicardia Retard 20 MG

  • If you are allergic to Nifedipine or any other ingredients of Nicardia Retard 20 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.
sideEffects

Side effects of Nicardia Retard 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
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Nicardia Retard 20 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Nicardia Retard 20 tablet during pregnancy?
A:
This medicine 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 Nicardia Retard 20 tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
This medicine 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 Nicardia Retard 20 tablet?
A:
You may experience side effects like dizziness, light-headedness, drowsiness or blurred vision while taking this medicine. Thus you need to be cautious while driving or operating machines.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Nicardia Retard 20 tablet?
A:
You should avoid consuming alcohol while on treatment with this medicine 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
  • Nicardia Retard 20 tablet is not recommended to be used in patients who are less than 18 years old
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Nicardia Retard 20 MG

How Does It Work?

The heart muscles require calcium for contraction. Nifedipine in Nicardia Retard 20 tablet works by blocking this calcium from entering the heart muscles and blood vessels, thus relaxing blood vessels...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Nicardia Retard 20 MG

Take Nicardia Retard 20 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. ...
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interactions

Interactions of Nicardia Retard 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 Nicardia Retard 20 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 Nicardia Retard 20 tablet.

Interactions with food items

You should avoid having grapefruit while on treatment with Nicardia Retard 20 tablet.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Nicardia Retard 20 MG

Nicardia Retard 20 tablet 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 Nicardia Retard 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. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can Nicardia Retard 20 tablet be used in children?

A: No, this medicine should not be used in children and adolescents as there is limited information about its safety and effectiveness.

Q: How to take Nicardia Retard 20 tablet?

A: This medicine should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it with a glass of water. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It can be taken with or without food, but it would be best if you took it at a fixed time for effective results. Do not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.

Q: What is Nicardia Retard 20 tablet?

A: Nicardia Retard 20 tablet contains Nifedipine as its main component. It is used for the treatment of high blood pressure in adult patients.

Q: Can I stop taking Nicardia Retard 20 tablet if I start feeling better and my symptoms are gone?

A: No, do not stop taking this medicine 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: What are the complications if my high blood pressure is not under control?

A: Uncontrolled high blood pressure is known to cause serious complications in several body parts. It can cause heart failure, kidney damage, bleeding in the brain and eyes.

Q: Is Nifedipine and Nicardia the same?

A: Yes, Nicardia Retard 20 tablet contains nifedipine only as its active component.

Q: Does Nicardia Retard 20 tablet cause headache?

A: Some individuals might experience headaches as a side effect after taking this medicine, which usually goes away over time. However, it is not necessary that everyone experience the same side effect.

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ContainsNifedipine(20.0 Mg)
UsesHypertension
Side effectsHeadache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, swelling of the ankles and legs
Last Updated on: 30 Oct 2021 | 06:55 PM (IST)
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