Calcigard

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10 Capsule in 1 Strip
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  • Contains / Salt: Nifedipine (10 mg)
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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.



    Calcigard Benefits & Uses

    Calcigard is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Calcigard Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage

    Calcigard Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Calcigard safe for pregnant women?


      Calcigard has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Calcigard without medical advice.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Calcigard safe during breastfeeding?


      Taking Calcigard may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Calcigard should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

      Severe
    • What is the effect of Calcigard on the Kidneys?


      There are no side effects of Calcigard on the kidneys.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Calcigard on the Liver?


      Calcigard may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Calcigard on the Heart?


      No research work has been carried out till date on effects of Calcigard on heart. So it is not known whether taking Calcigard will cause side effects on heart or not.

      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 -

    Severe

    Moderate

    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 -



      Frequently asked Questions about Calcigard

      • Is this Calcigard habit forming or addictive?


        Calcigard does not cause addiction.

        No
      • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


        No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Calcigard as you may feel sleepy.

        Dangerous
      • Is it safe?


        Calcigard should be used only after doctor's advice.

        Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
      • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


        No, Calcigard is not used to treat mental disorders.

        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


        Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Calcigard with alcohol.

        Unknown


      Frequently asked Questions about Calcigard

      Question over 4 years ago

      Does Calcigard cause arrhythmia (Irregular heart beat)?

      Dr. Manoj Meena MBBS , General Physician

      Rarely, Calcigard causes arrhythmia (Irregular heartbeat). However, if you experience any fluctuation in heart rate after consuming this drug, please inform a doctor and follow his/her instructions.

      Question over 4 years 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.

      Question almost 5 years ago

      Does Calcigard cause constipation?

      Dr. Ramraj MBBS , Other

      Yes, Calcigard can cause constipation. It is a common side effect of this drug. However, if you are experiencing severe constipation after taking this drug then inform your doctor and take precautionary methods such as eating fibrous foods to avoid constipation.

      Question over 4 years ago

      Does Calcigard cause weight gain?

      Dr. Ram Saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

      Yes, Calcigard has been reported to cause weight gain. It is a known side effect of this drug. However, if you experience any unusual sudden weight gain after taking this drug, then consult it with your doctor without further delay.

      Question almost 5 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.



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      This medicine data has been created by -

      Vikas Chauhan

      B.Pharma, Pharmacy
      5 Years of Experience


      References

      US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Procardia XL® (nifedipine)

      KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 549

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

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