Calcigard

Manufactured by: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Contains / Salt: Nifedipine (10 mg)

Prescription Required

293 people have bought this recently

Calcigard

Manufactured by: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Contains / Salt: Nifedipine (10 mg)

Prescription Required

293 people have bought this recently

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Calcigard Information

Calcigard, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Capsule, Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of High BP. The alternative uses of Calcigard have also been explained below.

The optimal dosage of Calcigard is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

The most common side effects of Calcigard are Headache. Some other side effects of Calcigard have been listed ahead. Such side effects of Calcigard normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

It is also important to note that Calcigard has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. Further, the section on Calcigard related warnings talks about Calcigard's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Calcigard is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Heart Failure as it can result in adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Calcigard contraindications section.

Additionally, Calcigard may also adversely react with other medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Calcigard is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.

  1. Calcigard Benefits & Uses
  2. Calcigard Dosage & How to Take
  3. Calcigard Side Effects
  4. Calcigard Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Calcigard with Other Drugs
  6. Calcigard Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Calcigard
  8. Calcigard Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Calcigard Benefits & Uses

Calcigard is used to treat the following -

  1. High BP Primary
  2. Angina

Calcigard Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Calcigard

Nifedipine

Calcigard Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Calcigard is used -

  1. Fatigue Mild
  2. Ankle Swelling
  3. Drowsiness
  4. Flushing
  5. Headache Common
  6. Nausea or vomiting
  7. Dizziness Mild
  8. Palpitations (fluttering in chest)
  9. Edema Moderate
  10. Abdominal Pain Mild

Calcigard Related Warnings

Is the use of Calcigard safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Calcigard. If you are pregnant, do not take Calcigard without a doctor's advice.

Severe

Is the use of Calcigard safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Calcigard. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

Severe

What is the effect of Calcigard on the Kidneys?

Using Calcigard does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

Safe

What is the effect of Calcigard on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Calcigard on the liver have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Calcigard on the Heart?

In the absence of any scientific study on the side effects of Calcigard on the heart, information on safety of Calcigard for the heart is unavailable.

Unknown

Severe Interaction of Calcigard with Other Drugs

Calcigard should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan

    Pseudoephedrine

    Calcigard Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Calcigard unless your doctor advises you to do so -

    1. Heart Failure
    2. Diabetes

    Frequently asked Questions about Calcigard

    Is this Calcigard habit forming or addictive?

    No, you will not get addicted to Calcigard.

    No

    Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    After taking Calcigard, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Calcigard can make you drowsy.

    Dangerous

    Is it safe?

    Yes, but take Calcigard only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    No, the use of Calcigard in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

    Calcigard Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Calcigard

    Taking Calcigard with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.

    Mild

    Interaction between Alcohol and Calcigard

    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Calcigard and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    Unknown

    Calcigard FAQs

    Question almost 2 years ago

    Does Calcigard cause edema (swelling)?

    Dr. Vipin Khadse MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Calcigard can cause edema (swelling). It is the common side effects of this drug. Usually swelling occurs in feet and ankle. If these effects cause troublesome, then consult your doctor regarding whether this effect arises due to nifedipine consumption or not. If yes, then you can stop taking this medicine with the help of a doctor because alternate treatment is also available. However, it is dose-related effects if taken a low dose, chances of edema are very less if consuming a high dose the chances of edema are high.

    Question over 1 year ago

    Does Calcigard cause erectile dysfunction?

    Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Calcigard can cause erectile dysfunction. It is an uncommon side effect of this drug. If you experience erectile dysfunction after consuming this drug, please inform a doctor, they might give you alternate treatment.

    Question almost 2 years ago

    Does Calcigard cause stomach upset?

    Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Calcigard can cause stomach upset. It is an uncommon side effect of this drug. Please inform your doctor if you are experiencing stomach upset after taking this medicine.

    Question about 2 years ago

    How to take Calcigard?

    Dr. Anand Singh MBBS , General Physician

    Calcigard comes in the form of a tablet and capsule. The capsules are taken 3 to 4 times daily or as advised by your doctor but extended-release tablets should be taken once daily with or without food at any time of the day. Precautions must be taken in patients with liver disease, diabetes, and kidney disease. Do not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit 3 days before and while taking Calcigard.

    Question over 1 year ago

    Does Calcigard cause hair loss?

    Yes, Calcigard may cause hair loss. It is a rare side effect of this drug. This problem goes away after discontinuation of the drug. However, if you notice excessive hair loss then consult it with your doctor.

    This medicine data has been created by -
    Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience

    References

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    3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 907-909