Adalat CC is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) or angina (chest pain).
Adalat CC belongs to a group of drugs called calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels.
Before taking Adalat CC, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease, a blockage in your digestive tract (stomach or intestines), a history of stomach surgery, coronary artery disease, underactive thyroid, diabetes, or congestive heart failure.
Nifedipine is a calcium channel blocker. It works by affecting the movement of calcium into the cells of the heart and blood vessels. As a result, nifedipine relaxes blood vessels and increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart while reducing its workload.
This can damage the blood vessels of the brain, heart and kidneys, resulting in a stroke, heart failure or kidney failure. High blood pressure may also increase the risk of heart attacks. These problems may be less likely to occur if blood pressure is controlled.
Take Adalat CC exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose.
Take the extended-release tablet on an empty stomach.
Swallow the tablet whole and do not crush, chew, or break the tablet.
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often and you may need other medical tests.
Your dose needs may change if you switch to a different brand, strength, or form of nifedipine. Avoid medication errors by using only the form and strength your doctor prescribes.
Keep using this medicine even if you feel well. Use all your heart or blood pressure medications as directed and read all medication guides you receive.
You may have very low blood pressure while taking this medication. Call your doctor if you are sick.
all your doctor at once if you have:
worsening chest pain;
pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
swelling in your hands or lower legs; or
upper stomach pain,jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
-certain medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin
-St. John's Wort
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children. Store at room temperature below 30 degrees C (86 degrees F). Protect from moisture and humidity.
Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.