Adalat is a calcium channel blocker drug that relaxes blood vessels, which makes it easier for the heart to pump and reduces its workload and is used to lower high blood pressure and to treat chest pain Nifedipine induces a slight increase in metabolic rate in patients with renal failure, but it is not necessary to modify the dose. It is effective in lowering blood pressure, has mild side-effects and may improve renal function in some patients.
Dosage should be adjusted according to each patient’s needs. It is recommended that Adalat CC be administered orally once daily on an empty stomach. Adalat CC is an extended release dosage form and tablets should be swallowed whole, not bitten or divided. In general, titration should proceed over a 7-14 day period starting with 30 mg once daily. Upward titration should be based on therapeutic efficacy and safety. The usual maintenance dose is 30 mg to 60 mg once daily. Titration to doses above 90 mg daily is not recommended.
Dizziness, flushing, weakness, swelling ankles/feet, constipation, and headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.