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What is Nimotop? 

Nimodipine is the active ingredient of Nimotop; it is a calcium channel blocker that prevents calcium from entering the cells of the heart and arteries to avert contraction to relax and open vessels. 

Nimotop Uses 

This medication is prescribed to reduce brain damage caused by vasospasm or subarachnoid hemorrhage after a ruptured brain aneurysm. An aneurysm is when the artery wall is weakened, and an abnormally large bulge is present; this bulge can rupture and lead to internal bleeding. The bleeding will irritate the brain, causing the vessels to go in spasm and narrow, leading to a limited blood flow, putting the brain at an increased risk of stroke. This medication works in this condition by relaxing the blood vessels in the brain, allowing the blood to flow easily in the damaged area. 

Nimotop Dose 

This medication is prescribed based on the patient’s medical condition, other medicines, and treatment response. Nimotop comes in different forms, such as Nimotop tablet in 30mg. The usual dose prescribed is 60mg as a two Nimotop 30 mg tablet every four hours taken not less than one hour before or two hours after a meal with a total of twelve tablets or capsules per day or 360mg. Swallow the tablets whole, not crushed, chewed, or cut; do not lay down for at least 10 minutes to ensure that the tablet goes down from the esophagus to your stomach. If the patient is unconscious or cannot swallow, the capsule can be pierced and extracted via syringe and administered orally, not intravenously.  

Regular use at the same time of the day every day will help attain the most benefit of this medicine; if a dose is missed, take it as soon as remembered unless it is almost the time of your following intake, then let it be missed for double dosing is discouraged. 

Nimotop Side Effects 

Lightheadedness caused by low blood pressure, dizziness, nausea, upset stomach, slow heartbeat, and muscle pain are the usual side effects of this medication; if any persists or worsens, inform your doctor. Dizziness and lightheadedness may be reduced if the patient slowly gets up from a sitting or lying position. 

Take note that the side effects listed here are not the complete lists. Serious side effects listed below may be experienced; get medical attention if any of them occur: 

  •  Hives 
  • Face, lips, tongue, or throat swelling 
  • Difficulty in breathing 
  • Irregular heart rate and heartbeat 
  • Feet or ankle swelling 
  • Stomach bloating 
  • Severe abdominal pain 

Frequently Asked Questions 

-Why do you need to avoid grapefruit while in Nimotop? 

Grapefruit interacts with calcium channel blockers like this medication; it increases the amount of the drug in the body, increasing the risks of side effects. 

-How long should I take this medication? 

Length of medication varies per patient’s medical condition and response to the treatment, but the usual medication period of this medicine is two to four weeks. 

-Can I take alcohol while in Nimotop? 

Taking alcohol while in this medication may increase dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting; limit alcohol intake if it cannot be entirely avoided, especially when alertness is required in doing some activities. 

-Is this medication safe for pregnancy? 

A pregnant woman should only use this medication if the risks and benefits are discussed with a doctor; this medication may be passed through breast milk. 

-Can children be prescribed this medication? 

The safety and efficacy for ages below 18 years old are not yet established; ask your doctor for an alternative medication if needed. 

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