Generic Nimotop 30 mg
This drug is a calcium channel blocker (CCB) that has been synthesized to treat hypertension. It is also used to mitigate the consequences of subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of a cerebral hemorrhage. The drug prevents the damage to the surrounding nervous tissue resulting from aneurysm.
What is Nimotop?
This drug belongs to a large family of calcium channel blockers (CCB’s), substances that possess the ability to limit the entry of calcium ions inside the cell. The result of calcium concentration increase inside the cell varies for different types of tissues inside the human body. Nimotop’s active component, nimodipine, is able to primarily target nervous tissue. It is able to prevent a condition called vasospasm – blood vessel constriction in the area around the hemorrhage which may lead to tissue oxygen starving.
What are the indications for using Nimotop?
The main indication for the use of this drug is the improvement of the patient’s condition after subarachnoid hemorrhage by preventing any further tissue damage. The drug ensures reliable blood supply to the affected area and prevents ischemia and oxygen starving due to vasospasm.
What is the dosage of Nimotop?
The drug is supplied in 30 mg capsules for oral use only. For optimal therapeutic outcome the recommended dose of the medication is two capsules taken three times a day (every four hours) for a total daily dose of 180 mg. Nimotop is best taken without meals (preferably at least one hour before meals, or two hours after). The recommended course duration is three weeks.
What are the contraindications for using Nimotop?
Patients with known allergy or hypersensitivity to this type of calcium channel blockers should refrain from taking Nimotop. Make sure to give the doctor full information on your history of liver disease or dysfunction, if you ever had any, as well as information about heart disease, hypertension or hypotension. If you take any drugs at the time be sure to mention them all to prevent possible cases of drug interaction.
What are the adverse effects of Nimotop?
The drug is known to rarely cause side effects like hypotension, headache, upset stomach, nausea, bradycardia, lightheadedness, or rash. Contact your doctor if any of these conditions get worse, or if you develop more serious conditions related to Nimotop use.
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