Zanidip is a medication used to treat high blood pressure that is a member of the class of medications known as Calcium Channel Blockers (dihydropyridine derivatives).
How does Zanidip function?
Zanidip acts to lower blood pressure by reducing the entry of calcium into the cells of the heart and blood vessel walls. This facilitates the heart’s ability to pump blood while also expanding blood vessels.
What advantages does taking Zanidip offer?
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, has a multitude of causes, including a salt-rich diet, being overweight, and sedentary lifestyles.
It’s frequently advised to take medicine, such as Zanidip, to control the disease in order to prevent more serious illnesses like stroke, heart attack, or blood clots, in addition to some lifestyle adjustments (such as quitting smoking and/or drinking less and exercising more).
What is Zanidip used for?
Zanidip can only be obtained with a prescription. Always read the patient information sheet included in the drug packaging and abide by your doctor’s recommendations.
Take the pills whole, before or after eating (but not just after a meal heavy in fat), with a glass of water. Zanidip should not be used with grapefruit juice and should be taken at the same time each day.
Dose of Zanidip
Zanidip comprises lercanidipine hydrochloride, the active component, in dosages of either 10 mg or 20 mg per tablet.
The recommended dosage is one 10 mg tablet taken once a day, however if your doctor feels you require more, they may decide to increase it to 20 mg. You should speak with your doctor if you have renal or liver issues so they can advise you on the right dosage.
You should skip the missed dose of Zanidip and immediately start taking the next one if you forget to take it. Do not increase your dose to make up for a missing one, but also do not be alarmed.
If you take more Zanidip than is recommended, visit the emergency room as soon as possible. It is advisable to lie down with your arms and legs raised because an overdose can cause symptoms including excessive drowsiness, breathing difficulties, or feeling weak.
Side effects and safety measures
Always talk to your doctor first before taking Zanidip. If you experience any of the following, you shouldn’t use Zanidip:
- If any of the medication’s constituents, including lercanidipine hydrochloride, cause your allergies,
- If you have previously experienced allergic reactions to medications similar to Zanidip tablets
- If you have unstable angina, untreated heart failure, a blood flow obstruction from the heart, recent heart attack, or untreated heart failure, consult a doctor immediately.
- If your liver or kidneys are severely damaged
- If you are nursing a baby or pregnant.
You should let your doctor know if any of the following apply so they can consider how they may influence your prescription for Zanidip:
- if you have pre-existing angina or certain other heart diseases that haven’t been addressed with a pacemaker
- if you are on dialysis, have liver or kidney issues, or otherwise
- if you believe you are pregnant or may become pregnant
Zanidip, like many drugs having active components, may have an impact on or interact with other drugs. You might encounter this with certain drugs, such as the following:
- Any more drugs, including those acquired without a prescription
- cimetidine (more than 800 mg)
- digoxin (a medicine to treat a heart problem)
- midazolam (a medicine that helps you sleep)
- rifampicin (a medicine to treat tubercolosis)
- terfenadine or astemizole (medicines for allergies)
- quinidine or amiodarone (medicines to treat a fast heart beat)
- carbamazepine or phenytoin (medicines for epilepsy)
You should let your doctor know if you’re taking any of the aforementioned drugs so they can determine whether or not Zanidip is the right line of action for you.
You should combine your medicine, as is recommended for all people with high blood pressure, with healthy dietary choices, moderate exercise, and abstinence from smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
While taking Zanidip, you should avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice because they have been shown to interact with the prescription and cause excessive blood pressure lowering.
Zanidip’s most frequent negative effects include:
- increased heart rate,
- palpitations (heart pounding or racing),
- abrupt facial, upper chest, or neck redness
- ankle enlargement
Inform your doctor straight away if you do encounter one or more of these side effects and they continue or get worse. If you experience any severe adverse effects, such as fainting, excruciating chest pain, or an allergic response, you should also call your doctor.
I want to purchase Zanidip online.
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