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What is Adalat CC used for?

What is Adalat CC used for?

This medication is used alone or in combination with other drugs to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Nifedipine belongs to a class of medications known as calcium channel blockers.

What does CC stand for in nifedipine?

Adalat® CC is an extended release tablet dosage form of the calcium channel blocker nifedipine.

What are the side effects of nifedipine 60 mg?

Side Effects

  • Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet.
  • difficult or labored breathing.
  • dizziness or lightheadedness.
  • fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse.
  • feeling of warmth.
  • muscle cramps.
  • rapid weight gain.
  • shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet.

What are the side effects of Adalat CC?

Side effects of Adalat include:

  • headache,
  • dizziness,
  • fatigue,
  • tiredness,
  • drowsiness,
  • flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin),
  • sleep problems (insomnia),
  • vivid or abnormal dreams,

Is CC a drug?

What is Adalat CC? Adalat CC (nifedipine) belongs to a group of drugs called calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels. Adalat CC is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) or angina (chest pain).

What is the difference between Adalat and nifedipine?

Nifedipine is a yellow crystalline substance, practically insoluble in water but soluble in ethanol. It has a molecular weight of 346.3. Adalat CC tablets consist of an external coat and an internal core. Both contain nifedipine, the coat as a slow release formulation and the core as a fast release formulation.

Can nifedipine cause shortness of breath?

Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: swelling of the ankles/feet, shortness of breath, unusual weakness/tiredness.

How long does Adalat stay in your system?

The elimination half-life of nifedipine is approximately two hours. Only traces (less than 0.1% of the dose) of unchanged form can be detected in the urine. The remainder is excreted in the feces in metabolized form, most likely as a result of biliary excretion.

Can I stop taking Adalat?

Do not stop taking nifedipine suddenly. Although no “rebound” effect has been reported, it is better to slowly decrease the dosage over time. Your doctor may advise you to take sublingual nitroglycerin during the initial administration of nifedipine.

What is the difference between Adalat CC and Procardia XL?

The primary difference between the drugs is the manner in which they release nifedipine. Procardia XL leaches nifedipine through an osmotic pump delivery system. Adalat CC sloughs off the calcium channel blocking agent via successively dissolving layers.

What kind of medication is Adalat cc used for?

Adalat CC (nifedipine) belongs to a group of drugs called calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels. Adalat CC is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (chest pain). Adalat CC may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the ingredients in Adalat cc 30 and 60?

Inert ingredients in the formulation are: hydroxypropylcellulose, lactose, corn starch, crospovidone, microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide, and magnesium stearate. The inert ingredients in the film coating for Adalat CC 30 and 60 are: hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, ferric oxide, and titanium dioxide.

How much Nifedipine is in an Adalat cc tablet?

Both contain nifedipine, the coat as a slow release formulation and the core as a fast release formulation. Adalat CC tablets contain either: 30, 60, or 90 mg of nifedipine for once-a-day oral administration.

How much Adalat cc should I take per day?

The usual maintenance dose is 30 mg to 60 mg once daily. Titration to doses above 90 mg daily is not recommended. If discontinuation of Adalat CC is necessary, sound clinical practice suggests that the dosage should be decreased gradually with close physician supervision.