The drug, which will be discussed, is one of the most effective, among those whose action is aimed at combating high blood pressure. Under its action, dilation of the heart vessels occurs, blood circulation improves.
The drug with the same name, but produced in the form of a gel, is an excellent tool in the fight against hemorrhoids and anal fissures.
"Nifedipine": indications for use
The use of Nifedipine should be started if the patient has ischemic heart disease with strokes (the drug acts as an anesthetic) and to lower blood pressure. Nifedipine can also act as an inhibitor of renal failure.
Recently, studies have confirmed the fact of a negative effect on patients with arterial hypertension. Such use can increase the possibility of myocardial infarction, help in death for those who suffer from ischemia of the heart.
In addition, this drug is part of the complex treatment of patients with chronic heart failure. Thus, the drug began to use relatively recently.
Proved: Nifedipine, able to adjust the activity and size of the heart, reduce the level of pressure in the pulmonary artery. Also, the drug is used as part of maintenance therapy for bronchial asthma.
However, severe heart failure is an indication of careful use of the drug.
How to take pills?
The instruction says that Nifedipine needs to be taken orally on 10-30 mg. Reception needs to be made 3-4 times a day. During the day, you can use up to 120 mg of the drug. The duration of treatment is set by the doctor. Usually it is 1-2 months. If necessary, the doctor may extend the course of treatment.
Hypertensive crisis and angina attacks suggest sublingual intake of the drug. The tablet must be placed under the tongue and dissolve it. Usually the tablet dissolves in a couple of minutes, but to speed up the effect of the medicine, it can be chewed and held under the tongue, without swallowing, until completely dissolved. This method of taking Nifedipine involves finding the patient in a horizontal position. The time spent by the patient in this position should be 30-60 minutes. If necessary, the drug is repeated after about half an hour. In addition to repeating the drug, you can resort to increasing the dose twice. When the seizures are stopped, the drug can begin to be taken orally with a small amount of water.
Nifedipine Retard Tablets - prolonged version of the drug. This means that they are recommended for longer treatment. Recommended dose: 20 mg 1-2 times a day. There are cases when doctors prescribe a double dose twice a day. Nifedipine Retard should be drunk after meals. These pills do not need to be chewed or wait until they dissolve under the tongue. Just wash them down with water in a small amount. To stop hypertensive crisis, the drug must be administered within 4-8 hours at a dose of 0.005 g. The patient can be given no more than 15-30 mg per day. This amount of drug administered can be used for no more than three days.
When do I need Nifedipine Gel?
Nifedipine in the form of a gel is used to eliminate anal fissures and hemorrhoids even when the disease is in advanced stages of development. Reviews of his actions are the most positive. The active ingredient of the drug has an expanding effect on the peripheral vessels and relaxes the muscles of the anus. When this occurs, a decrease in internal (rectal) pressure. Another component of the drug is lidocaine. It helps to relieve pain in places with cracks or hemorrhoids. Isosorbite dinitrate dilates blood vessels, acting through the cells of smooth muscles. Thanks to the components of Nifedipine, you can cope with fissures, fallen hemorrhoids, as well as pain and bleeding.
Experts say that the drug has no contraindications, affecting directly the inflammation in the tissues. Nifedipine can be prescribed during pregnancy and lactation. According to doctors, this does not have a negative impact on the mother and baby.
Consumer feedback on the effects of this drug is mostly positive. There is a high efficiency in the fight against hemorrhoids and the rate of healing of cracks. Many patients note that if the effect of the gel is not immediately noticeable, you can try to introduce it a little deeper.
Deficiencies drug almost does not detect. Some only complain about some watery consistency. In addition, consumers cite the price of the drug as a disadvantage.
Nifedipine tablets and gel have completely different effects on the body and are designed to treat various diseases. Whichever of these tools you need, consult your doctor before use.