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What is Adalat-10?
Adalat containing the active ingredient nifedipine is considered a calcium channel blocker type of medication. The medication works by relaxing the blood vessels and the muscles in the heart to allow for smoother blood flow so the heart does not have to pump as hard. The tablets can be used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and in the prevention of angina (chest pain). It can also be used to increase the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart and treat a certain blood circulation disorder called Raynaudís phenomenon.
How is Adalat-10 used?
Adalat is usually taken orally 3 to 4 times per day or as directed by a doctor. The medication can be taken with or without food but should be taken with some water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. The tablets should be taken whole and not chewed, crushed, split or broken before being consumed. Try to avoid consuming grapefruits or grapefruit juice while using the medication as it may increase the amount of the drug in the bloodstream.
Patients using Adalat may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Feeling weak
- Swollen ankles or feet
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Vision problems
- Increased frequency or severity of angina
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Adalat-10 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.