Important Information About Adalat XL - Nifedipine ERChemical Name: NIFEDIPINE (nye-FED-i-peen)
Same as Adalat CC
Adalat XL is used to treat high blood pressure. It relaxes your blood vessels so your heart does not have to pump as hard. It also increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart to control chest pain (angina).
Adalat XL is start working after few hours. But, the side effects might appears after few weeks.
Avoid Taking this medication before consulting with your doctor or health care if you have:
- liver disease
- heart disease
- kidney problem
- taking other medicines
- digestive problem
- stomach surgery history
- coronary artery
- underactive thyroid
- congestive heart failure
Take as directed by your physician
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medication includes headache, upset stomach, dizziness or lightheadedness, excessive tiredness, flushing, heartburn, fast heartbeat, muscle cramps, enlargement of gum tissue around teeth, constipation, nasal congestion, cough and decreased sexual ability.
Contact your Doctor or health care immediately if you face any of the following side effects.
- shortness of breath
- unusual weight gain or loss
- shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
- fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
- muscle cramps
- trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
- rapid weight gain
- Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
- difficult or labored breathing
- dizziness or lightheadedness
- feeling of warmth
- tightness in the chest
- tingling of the hands or feet
Warning: Nursing mother need to consult with the Doctor before using Adalat XL. Nifedipine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Consult with your doctor before using if you are pregnant or you have plan to become pregnant.
Product Code: 1319
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.