Bayer HealthCare | Adalat CC (Medication)
Adalat CC: Indications
Adalat CC/nifedipine is an extended release tablet dosage form of the calcium channel blocker 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 (nifedipine) 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.
Adalat CC tablets contain either: 30, 60, or 90 mg of nifedipine for once-a-day oral administration.
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 (nifedipine) 30 and 60 are: hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, ferric oxide, and titanium dioxide. The inert ingredients in the film coating for Adalat CC (nifedipine) 90 are: hypromellose, polyethylene glycol and ferric oxide….
Adalat CC: Side Effects
Dizziness, flushing, weakness, swelling ankles/feet, and headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.To reduce dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat, fainting. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: vision changes.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing….
Adalat CC: Precaution
Adalat CC can cause low blood pressure, especially in people who are also taking beta blockers. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any signs of low blood pressure, such as dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting.Tell your healthcare provider if you have any upcoming surgeries. Depending on the type of anesthetic, you may need to stop taking Adalat CC a few days before surgery.
Rarely, Adalat CC can make chest pain worse or even cause heart attacks. This is more likely to occur in people with severe heart disease. Tell your healthcare provider if your chest pain worsens (or if you develop new chest pain).
Rarely, people who are taking Adalat CC along with a beta blocker have developed congestive heart failure (CHF). This is more likely to occur in people with a condition called aortic stenosis.
Adalat CC can cause water retention (edema). Because water retention can be dangerous in people with congestive heart failure, Adalat CC should be used with caution in people with this medical condition. Adalat CC can interact with other medications.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor’s advice….