Isradipine Oral Capsule 2.5Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Isradipine: Oral capsule (2.5mg)

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Isradipine 2.5mg Cap
Actavis Inc. formerly Cobalt Laboratories a division Watson Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: ABRIKA 108 ABRIKA 108,LOGO IS 2.5 

What is this Medicine?

ISRADIPINE (iz RA di peen) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, which can reduce the amount of work the heart has to do. This medicine is used to lower high blood pressure.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Isradipine: Oral capsule(2.5mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Isradipine 2.5mg Capsule

NDC: 162520539
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Hypertension

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Angina

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Isradipine 2.5mg Capsule
Drug Image file DrugItem_9130.JPG
Actavis Inc. formerly Cobalt Laboratories a division Watson Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: ABRIKA 108 ABRIKA 108,LOGO IS 2.5 
Shape: capsule
Color: brown

Reported Side Effects for Isradipine 2.5mg Capsule

Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Impotence (erectile Dysfunction) Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fainting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Brain Attack Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Increased Urination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Heart Attack Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Sexual Desire Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Heart Failure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Paresthesias Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Irregular Heart Beat Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Angioedema Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Loose Stools Incidence:
1.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
1.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
1.2-4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
1.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.2-1.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
1.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
1.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Stomach Pain Incidence:
1.7-2.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
1.7%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
1.8%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Flushing Incidence:
1.9-2.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Chest Pain Incidence:
2.4%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
4.7-7.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fluid Retention Incidence:
7.2-15.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
13.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Isradipine 2.5mg Capsule

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Isradipine 2.5mg Capsule(Isradipine)
Grapefruit juice and Isradipine(Isradipine)
Grapefruit juice and grapefruit-containing foods may increase the effects of Isradipine. Do not significantly increase grapefruit juice intake while taking this drug, or avoid grapefruit juice if possible. If the blood pressure drops too low while taking this medicine, you may become dizzy or feel faint; do not stand or sit up too quickly. Contact your prescriber if you have dizziness which does not go away while taking this medicine. If you notice new or increased swelling of your legs or ankles, tell your health care provider.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Isradipine 2.5mg Capsule(Isradipine)
Alcohol and Antihypertensives(Isradipine)
Although an interaction is possible, Ethanol (alchohol) and Antihypertensive Agents (drugs used to reduce high blood pressure) may be used together. Ethanol or alchohol-containing beverages may increase the effects of Antihypertensive Agents on your blood pressure. If the blood pressure drops too low while taking Ethanol and Antihypertensive Agents, you may become dizzy or feel faint. To limit this interaction, avoid alcohol-containing beverages while taking medicines to lower your blood pressure. Do not stand or sit up too quickly. Contact your prescriber if you have dizziness which does not go away.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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