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Nimodipine: Oral capsule, liquid filled (30mg)

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Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Pill Identification: NIMOTOP 
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Nimotop 30mg Cap
Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Pill Identification: NIMOTOP 

What is this Medicine?

NIMODIPINE (nye MOE di peen) is a calcium-channel blocker. This medicine is used to treat subarachnoid hemorrhage. This is a condition in which there is bleeding into the space around the brain that causes severe headaches and stiff neck.

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Nimodipine 30mg Capsule

NDC: 005550980
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved





Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Migraine Prophylaxis

Storage Information
Protect from light
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Protect from freezing
Nimodipine 30mg Capsule

Reported Side Effects for Nimodipine 30mg Capsule

Wheezing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Bruise Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Flushing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Lightheadedness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Diaphoresis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Yellow Skin Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Intestinal Bleeding Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Muscle Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Anemia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
0.4%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
0.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Slow Heart Beat Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Headache Incidence:
1.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
4.4-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
*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 Nimodipine 30mg 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 Nimodipine 30mg Capsule(Nimodipine)
Grapefruit juice and Nimodipine(Nimodipine)
Avoid taking Nimodipine with grapefruit juice. Grapefruit juice and grapefruit-containing foods may increase the effects of Nimodipine. 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 Nimodipine 30mg Capsule(Nimodipine)
Alcohol and Antihypertensives(Nimodipine)
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

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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