EPILAT RETARD TAB
nifedipine, cardiovascular agents
EPILAT RETARD TAB : each F.C tablet contains : nifedipine 20 mg .
INDICATION OF EPILAT RETARD TAB
treatment and prophylaxis of angina pectoris . Vasospastric angina ( prinzmetal’s angina ) , angina at rest and raynaud’s syndrome . Chronic stable angina ( angina of effort ) . Hypertension .
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The recommended dose is : –
dose should be adjusted according to the patient response . Starting dose is 20 mg ( one tablet ) , 2 times / day . The usual dose range is 20-40 mg 2 times /day . Some patients , especially those with coronary artery spasm , respond only higher doses ( 20 -30 mg 3 or 4 times / day ) . the dose may be reduced in patients with hepatic impairment . EPILAT RETARD tablets should be taken on an empty stomach , either 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal .
OVER-DOSAGE OF EPILAT RETARD TAB
symptoms associated with overdose include loss of consciousness , drop in blood pressure , heart rhythme disturbances , metabolic acidosis , hypoxia , cardiogenic shock with pulmonary oedema . Treatment includes such basic support measures as hemodynamic and respiratory monitoring . if patient requires blood pressure support by a vasoconstrictor , norepinephrine may be given . recommended elevating limbs and correcting any fluid deficit .
CONTRA-INDICATION OF EPILAT RETARD TAB
known hypersensitivity to nifedipine . Cardiogenic shock . Patients who have recently suffered from myocardial infarction . Acute unstable angina . Porphyria .
store at temperature 15 – 30 ° C.
strips of 10 film coated tablets each . Boxes of 20 or 100 film coated tablets each .
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