What is Adalat?
Adalat is a calcium channel blocker, a drug that relaxes the blood vessels. Its active substance “nifedipine” causes the blood vessels to dilate. This allows blood to flow more easily through the arteries, lowers blood pressure and the heart has to work less hard. You can order Adalat online through the pharmacies that work together with Dokteronline.com.
What is this medication used for?
Adalat is prescribed against Raynaud's phenomenon, a condition in which blood circulation in the toes and/or fingers suddenly decreases considerably. The fingers or toes feel cold or numb and their coloration can vary between white, blue or purple. As soon as the blood flow increases again, a tingling, swelling or pain may arise. An attack can last minutes to hours. Adalat increases the blood flow in the toes and fingers, allowing a decrease of the symptoms.
Adalat is (at higher dosage) also prescribed for high blood pressure and certain heart conditions, such as chronic chest pain (angina).
How to use Adalat?
Take the tablet with or without food. Swallow it whole with some liquid. The efficiency of Adalat can be influenced by grapefruit (juice). This increases the chance of side effects. Do not eat or drink grapefruit (juice) while being treated with this medication.
The partner pharmacies offer Adalat online in various strengths. A doctor determines which dosage to use. Unless a doctor prescribes otherwise, the usual starting dose for Raynaud's phenomenon is as follows:
- Adults: three times a day (every eight hours) 1 capsule of 5 or 10 mg.
For the treatment of other diseases a different dosage may be recommended. This medication is not suitable for children under 18 years. Read the instructions before use.
Adalat is usually well tolerated but can sometimes cause side effects. These may include:
- Fluid build-up;
If you suffer a lot from side effects or if you experience some not listed in this leaflet, please contact a doctor.
When is it best not to use this medication?
Adalat is not a suitable medicine for everyone. For example, do not use this medication if you:
- are oversensitive to nifedipine or any of the excipients used;
- use Rifampicin (a medication against infections);
- recently had a heart attack.
Are you taking other medicines or do you suffer from any other health problems? A doctor can advise you about the use of Adalat. In the leaflet you will find a full list of contraindications, interactions and other warnings.
Pregnancy / driving / alcohol
Use Adalat only in consultation with a doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
The side effects of Adalat can affect your ability to react. Do not participate in traffic if you experience symptoms such as dizziness or poor visibility.
Alcohol dilates the blood vessels, so does Adalat. Therefore you may experience side effects such as dizziness. Moderate or stop your intake of alcohol.