|| Adalat OROS
|| Bayer Healthcare
What is Adalat OROS?
Adalat OROS works by relaxing the muscles in the heart and blood vessels to allow for easier blood flow and allowing the heart to pump blood more efficiently. The active ingredient nifedipine belongs to a class of medication called calcium channel blockers. The medication can be used to prevent chest pain (angina) and treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It can also be used to increase the supply of oxygen and blood to the heart as well as a certain blood circulation disorder called Raynaudís phenomenon.
How is Adalat OROS used?
Adalat OROS is usually taken orally once per day or as directed by a doctor. The medication should be taken on an empty stomach, 1 hour prior to or 2 hours after a meal, along with a full glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the condition being treated and the patientís response to the therapy. The extended release tablets should be swallowed whole and not crushed, broken, split or chewed before consuming. It is advised 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 OROS may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Swollen ankles or feet
- Feeling weak
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Increased frequency or severity of angina
- Vision problems
- Irregular heartbeat
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 OROS 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.