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Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S

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FORMULANifedipine 30 mg
Dosing & Indication
Side Effects

Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S is prescribed to patients with high blood pressure (normal blood pressure of an adult is usually 120/80 mmHg) and to patients with chest pain, who are at a high risk of suffering a heart attack. Hypertension if left untreated can cause severe damage to the brain, heart, kidney, blood vessels, and other body organs. High blood pressure is caused by the narrowing of the arteries (blood vessels that take blood to the organs) thus,Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S helps prevent the decrease in the diameter of the vessels keeping them healthy and working efficiently.

Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S may be prescribed once or thrice daily. Dosage is dependent upon the patient’s stage of illness and their response to treatment with Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S. After a few weeks, the doctor may alter the prescribed dosage depending on the patient's health. Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S is to be taken regularly, preferably at the same time each day to help the patient remember their daily dose.

Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S can be prescribed alone or in a combination with other antihypertensive drugs. It is commonly prescribed with nitroglycerin for the acute treatment of heart failure or an angina attack.


How Does Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S Work

Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S is part of a group of chemicals known as Calcium Channel Blockers that prevent the passage of calcium into the blood vessels and cardiac (heart) muscles. With the lack of passage of calcium, these vessels and heart muscles are unable to contract and therefore do not narrow the diameter of the vessels, allowing the free movement of blood.

Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S can be used to treat:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Angina
  • Decrease the risk of heart attack/failure


Adult Dosage

One to three tablets daily is commonly prescribed to patients, though this might be altered by the doctor after a few weeks depending on the patient’s response to the drug and any side effects felt by the patient because of the drug.

Child Dosage

Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S can be prescribed to patients aged 6 years and above in certain circumstances. Dosage for such individuals is based on their weight, age, stage of illness, and how each patient reacts to Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S.

Elderly Dosage

For patients over the age of 65 years, the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function,Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S may not be effectively removed from the body and so, in such cases, the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S is not prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers as it may have fatal consequences for the unborn child. If you are taking the drug and become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Small amounts of this drug can be transferred to the child through breast milk thus,Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S isn't recommended to lactating mothers. If you are planning to conceive and are taking Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S as treatment, then refer to the doctor. The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.


How To Use Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S

Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S is prescribed to be taken once daily; orally (by mouth) either with or without food. It is advised to not stop treatment abruptly without consulting a doctor as the risk of heart failure and stroke is significantly increased without the drug. 

Like most medicines,Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S has certain side effects which include:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Swollen ankles
  • Dizziness

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S.


Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S:

  • Allergic reaction to Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S or any other drug or ingredient
  • Pregnancy 
  • Lactating mothers
  • Liver impairment
  • Diabetic patients 
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Cardiogenic shock (a medical emergency in which the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs)
  • Unstable angina (chest pain that usually occurs while resting)
  • Left ventricular outflow obstruction (congenital heart defect)
  • Severe hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • Alcohol abuse 


Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S

  • Old age
  • Within one month of an episode of myocardial infarction
  • Hypertensive crisis
  • Heart failure
  • History of alcohol abuse 

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S:

  • Azole antifungals
  • Erythromycin
  • Cyclosporin
  • Sildenafil
  • Rifampicin
  • CYP3A4 inhibitors and inducers
  • Dantrolene
  • Simvastatin
  • Tacrolimus
  • Other antihypertensives
  • Grapefruit juice

#1. Can I consume alcohol with Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S?

Alcohol is also known to lower your blood pressure which if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during the course of your treatment.

#2. Can lifestyle changes help me with my condition?

Yes. You can adopt specific healthy lifestyle changes in order to help with high blood pressure. These include quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol, eating a wholesome diet consisting of fresh vegetables and fruits with the cut down on salt, and incorporating physical activity in your daily routine.

#3. Can I take Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S during my pregnancy?

No. This medication has been known to cause harm to the fetus and cause complications during your pregnancy. Hence, it is advised to consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or may think you are pregnant.

#4. Is it safe to have Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S before undergoing any surgical procedure?

If the surgical procedure involves general anesthesia, the surgeon may ask the patient to stop their intake of the drug for 24 hours as general anesthesia also tends to lower blood pressure levels in a few patients.

#5 .Will Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S interfere with oral contraceptives?

There is no evidence showing that ‘product’ causes any problems when taken along with oral contraceptives. Inform the doctor of the oral contraceptives being taken as a few contraceptive medicines are not recommended for women with high blood pressure.

#6. How long does it take for Adalat-LA 30mg Tablet 10 'S to start working?

This medicine takes up to 6 hours to lower raised blood pressure levels, in severe cases, it may take up to 3-6 weeks. You may not feel different right away hence, it's important you keep taking the medication.

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