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Nimodipine Capsules
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Drug Name:

Nimodipine Capsules Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Nimodipine 30mg; soft-gel caps.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Nimodipine Capsules:

To improve neurological outcome of subarachnoid hemorrhage from ruptured intracranial berry aneurysms, regardless of post-ictus neurological condition.

Adult:

Take on empty stomach. 60mg every 4 hours for 21 consecutive days. Start within 96 hours of subarachnoid hemorrhage. If oral therapy is not feasible, may extract capsule contents into a syringe and give via in situ NG tube, then flush tube with normal saline. Hepatic impairment: 30mg every 4 hours; monitor.

Children:

Not recommended.

Warnings/Precautions:

Not for IV or other parenteral administration (may be fatal). Hepatic impairment. Monitor BP, heart rate. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

May potentiate other calcium channel blockers. Potentiated by cimetidine.

Pharmacological Class:

Calcium channel blocker (CCB).

Adverse Reactions:

Decreased blood pressure, GI upset, headache, bradycardia, flushing, edema, rash; rare: intestinal pseudo-obstruction and ileus.

Note:

Formerly known under the brand name Nimotop.

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.

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