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Nimotop is a medication that belongs to the class of pharmacological agents known as calcium channel blockers.
Nimotop is known by its generic name nimodipine and is used to prevent brain damage caused by reduced blood flow to the brain.
Nimotop is also used to treat symptoms resulting from a ruptured blood vessel in the brain, subarachnoid hemorrhage and to prevent changes in brain function after bleeding around the brain.
Use and Dosage
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking nimodipine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medication is started as soon as possible after the start of bleeding in the brain, usually within 4 days.Nimodipine is taken as directed by your doctor, usually every 4 hours, 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
If you are taking the tablet form of this medication, take it by mouth with a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 millilitres), unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking this medication. Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush.
If you are taking the capsule form of this medication, take it by mouth as directed by your doctor. Swallow the capsule whole. If you cannot swallow a whole capsule, you may poke a hole in the capsule, draw the liquid out with a syringe, and give it by mouth or through a nasogastric tube with an oral syringe. Do not mix the contents of the capsule with other liquids. Doing so may prevent the medication from working. Do not inject this medication.
If you are using the liquid form (oral solution) of this medication, carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. Some brands of this medication may come in a prefilled oral syringe with the exact dose. The liquid form may also be given through a tube into the stomach (nasogastric or gastric tube). If you are giving this medication through a nasogastric or gastric tube, ask your healthcare professional for detailed instructions on how to give it.
Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor or pharmacist says you may do so safely. Grapefruit can increase the chance of side effects with this medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. Keep taking this medication even if you feel well, and even if you do not see any improvement in your symptoms. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for details.
Do not suddenly stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. This medication is usually taken for 2 to 4 weeks. Follow your doctor’s directions carefully. Your condition may become worse if the drug is stopped too soon.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Serious side effects include:
- A light-headed feeling, like you might pass out
- Fast or slow heart rate
- Swelling in your ankles or feet
Common side effects of nimodipine may include:
- Low blood pressure (feeling light-headed)
- Nausea, upset stomach
- Slow heartbeats
- Muscle pain
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
Before taking nimodipine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers (such as amlodipine, or nifedipine); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: chest pain/recent heart attack, low blood pressure, recent head injury, and liver disease.
This drug may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you dizzier. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis).
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially dizziness, or swelling of ankles/feet. Dizziness can increase the risk of falling.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Form and Strengths
Nimotop is available in the following form and strengths:
- Nimodipine Tablet:
- 300 mg
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the medicine as soon as you can but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention.
What should I avoid while taking nimodipine?
Grapefruit may interact with nimodipine and lead to unwanted side effects. Avoid the use of grapefruit products.
Avoid taking an herbal supplement containing St. John’s wort.