Nimotop Nimodipine and/or alternatives

of Nimotop

The generic name of the drug is Nimodipine. It belongs to a group of medicines known as Calcium channel blockers. Nimotop is available in the form of an oral capsule. The drug is a prescription medication, so consult your doctor before you buy Nimotop online.

Indications & Dosage of Nimotop

Nimotop is used to prevent aneurismal subarachnoid hemorrhage. It also used to reduce the risk of cerebral infarction (brain attack or stroke) caused by disturbance in supply of blood to the brain.

The drug works by blocking the calcium that enters the muscle cells in walls of blood vessels which causes the muscles cells to relax. Calcium is also required by muscle cells to contract. Nimodipine specifically works on muscle cells in walls of arteries in the brain and prevents constriction of blood vessels thus allowing the blood to move freely.

Your doctor will give specific instructions regarding the dosage. The usual recommended dosage of Nimotop in treatment of subarachnoid hemorrhage is 2 Nimotop 30mg capsules, every 4 hours for 21 consecutive days. Your doctor may recommend a different dosage.

Take the medication with a glass of water. You should take Nimotop capsule one hour prior or 2 hours after your meal. Do not take medication in larger amount than recommended by your doctor.

Side Effects & Interactions of Nimotop

Nimotop may cause mild to severe side effects in some people. It is not necessary that every person taking the medication will experience some side effect. Many people using the medication do not complain about any side effects.

Less severe side effects associated with Nimotop: nausea, mild dizziness, sweating, constipation, warmth, redness or tingling feeling. These side effects wane with time as your body gets used to the medication. However, if they become bothersome or stay for long time then you need to consult your doctor.

Severe side effects associated with the medication: usually slow or fast heartbeats, swelling in your ankles or legs, severe dizziness, easy bleeding or bruising, fainting, unusual weakness. Stop the medication and seek medical attention immediately if you experience or notice any severe side effects after taking a dose of Nimotop.

Nimotop may potentially interact with other medicines you are using and cause side effects. It may interact with medications such as Clarithromycin, Itraconazole, protease inhibitors for HIV infection, Ketoconazole, Erythromycin, Telithromycin, Fluoxetine, Cimetidine, or Nefazodone. This is not a complete list of medicines that may interact with Nimotop.

Before you buy Nimotop, tell doctor about every medicine you are using which includes prescription medications, over the counter drugs and herbal supplements.

Warnings & Precautions of Nimotop

You should not use Nimotop if you are hypersensitive to any ingredient in it. It may not be the right medicine for people with specific medical problems such as low blood pressure, liver disease, or high blood pressure that is being treated. Before starting the treatment, tell doctor your medical history of heart attack, congestive heart failure, or slow heart rate.

Nimotop is listed in category C pregnancy medicines. Pregnant women, nursing mothers, women planning to get pregnant should exercise caution regarding use of this drug. They should buy Nimotop only after learning about the benefits and risks of using the drug from their doctor.

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