Nimotop

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    Brand Name:Nimotop
    Generic:Nimodipine
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
1988-12-28 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Bayer Pharmaceuticals
This drug is available in the following forms:
Capsules
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2006/018869s014lbl.pdf

About Nimotop

Nimodipine is used for:

Reducing problems due to lack of oxygen caused by bleeding from a blood vessel in the brain. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Nimodipine is a calcium channel blocking agent. Exactly how Nimodipine works is unknown.

Side Effects of Nimotop

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

  • Diarrhea;
  • flushing;
  • headache;
  • nausea.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
  • Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue);
  • black or bloody stools;
  • depression;
  • fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat;
  • severe dizziness;
  • shortness of breath;
  • severe or persistent constipation;
  • swelling of the feet or hands;
  • unusual bruising or bleeding;
  • unusual tiredness or weakness;
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin.

Who Should Not Take Nimotop

Do NOT use Nimodipine if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Nimodipine

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Interactions with Nimotop

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Nimodipine . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Calcium channel blockers (eg, amlodipine) or other blood pressure medicines because actions and side effects may be increased by Nimodipine
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