Adalat SR
Adalat SR

Adalat SR review

Adalat SR can be generically prescribed as nifedipine. Adalat SR is used in the treatment of hypertension and angina, as it opens and relaxes tight blood vessels creating less work for the heart to pump the blood sufficiently to meet the body’s needs. Patients should continue taking their prescribed dosage of Adalat SR even if their symptoms subside.

Adalat SR should not be used in patients with a history of liver disease, kidney disease, or an additional heart condition without careful monitoring and dosage adjustments. Some patients with these conditions may not be able to take the medication at all, as the medication may worsen the other health condition. This can only be determined by a physician, the condition, and the overall health of the patient.

Patients who are pregnant or nursing should not take Adalat SR. The American Food and Drug Administration rated Adalat SR as a pregnancy risk category C, meaning that it has yet to be determined whether or not this medication will cause harm or birth defects in an unborn baby, although it does pass through a woman’s breast milk and is likely to affect a nursing infant.

Side effects which are severe and cause life threatening or serious health conditions occur in a low percentage of patients. Some patients may experience allergic reactions (swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue, or throat, hive, and difficulty breathing), yellowing of the skin and eyes, swelling of the ankles, legs, or feet, severe dizziness, reduced heart rate, accelerated heart rate, psychosis, or fainting, and should be sent to the nearest emergency room for treatment.

It is more common for less serious side effects to be reported by patients taking Adalat SR, and patients should be encouraged to report all side effects including those which are not listed. Side effects which commonly occur with Adalat SR and require no immediate medical intervention include nausea, constipation, flushing, insomnia, headaches, fatigue, vivid dreams, abnormal dreams, and an increase in urine output. These side effects can often be made more comfortable by altering the dosage of Adalat SR where appropriate.

Patients should be urged never to take any new medications, including prescription, over the counter, herbal, or supplemental without first inquiring with the prescribing physician. Adalat SR has been known to cause negative drug interactions with some other medications. Known interactions with Adalat SR include itraconazole, additional heart medications, cimetidine, erythromycin, carbamazepine, phenytoin, and rifampin.

Patients should also be instructed to avoid grapefruit, grapefruit juice, and grapefruit products while taking Adalat SR, as this can cause a negative interaction with the medication. The use of alcohol can increase fatigue, sleepiness, and can also lower blood pressure, sometimes unsafely, when used while taking Adalat SR. Patients should be made aware that a swift drop in blood pressure may occur when changing position, such as sitting or standing quickly.

Adalat SR should be taken as prescribed, and patients should never alter their own dose. Making up doses by double dosing or by taking doses too closely together may result in an overdose, which would require urgent medical assessment. Patients who miss a dose should be instructed to take the dose as soon as it has been remembered, unless it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, in which case the missed dose should be skipped. An overdose may present with symptoms which include chest pain, dizziness, shortness of breath, weakness, fainting, confusion, slurred speech, a decrease in heart rhythm, and increase in heart rhythm, coma, or death.

Adalat sr has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of adalat sr

• Molecular formula of adalat sr is C17H18N2O6
• Chemical IUPAC Name is dimethyl2,6-dimethyl-4-(2-nitrophenyl)-1,4-dihydropyridine-3,5-dicarboxylate
• Molecular weight is 346.335 g/mol
Adalat sr available : 30mg tablets, 60mg tablets, 90mg tablets

Generic name: Nifedipine

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