Adalat is a medical product of the new generation which contains the active ingredient Nifedipine. This product is used for the treatment of the cardiovascular diseases.
As most selective blocking agents of slow calcium channels, Adalat provides a general therapeutic action to the cardiovascular system. The use of Adalat dilates the coronary vessels, reduces the load to the cardiac muscle, and lowers the needs of myocardium in oxygen.
Adalat is effective during the background therapy of the arterial hypertension. The effect is developed slowly within the first week of the drug use, and therefore it is not used for the urgent lowering of the arterial pressure during the hypertonic crisis.
The prolonged use of Adalat can also prevent the formation of the new atherosclerosis plaques in the coronary vessels.
Directions for the use of Adalat
Adalat is prescribed for the following cardiovascular diseases:
- Chronic stable stenocardia (effort angina)
- Vasospastic angina pectoris
- Arterial hypertension (in monotherapy or in combination with other hypotensive products)
- Raynaud’s disease
- Ischemic heart disease
This medicine is an excellent alternative to the old medicines for the treatment of the cardiovascular diseases due to its high therapeutic safety.
Who is contraindicated to take Adalat?
The medicine contains lactose, and therefore it is contraindicated patients with rare hereditary diseases of lactose intolerance.
In case of some chronic pathologies (including diseases of the cardiovascular system) Adalat can be contraindicated:
- acute heart failure
- acute phase of myocardial infarction (within the first 10-15 days)
- Hypersensitivity to nifedipine or other ingredients of the drug
- cardiogenic shock
Pregnant women are not recommended to take Adalat in the first 20 weeks. A doctor in charge makes a decision about the use of the medicine on later terms of pregnancy.
Patients under 18 years are contraindicated to take Adalat.
How to take Adalat?
Adalat tablets are taken during or after meals 2 times per day. The dosage regimen and duration of the treatment depend on the individual peculiarities of every patient. If your doctor did not prescribe an individual scheme of the treatment, Adalat should be taken according to the instruction.
- The initial dosage of Adalat is 20 mg 2 times per day (the daily dose of Adalat is 40 mg)
- In case of no therapeutic effect, the dose is increased by two times, up to 40 mg Adalat 2 times per day (the maximal daily dose of Adalat 80 mg)
Patients with severe diseases of liver can take not more than 40 mg of Adalat per day.
Patients over 60 years may need a reduction of the daily dose depending on the body reaction to the treatment.
Possible side effects
During the use of Adalat, patients notice such side effects as edema of lower legs and ankles, temporal spontaneous tachycardia, headache, dizziness, sleepiness, nausea, and erythema.
The intensity of the side effects depends on the sensitivity of the body to Nifedipine. The reduction of the dose may solve a problem of the side effects.
Buy Adalat online
Adalat can be bought in any city pharmacy, if you have a prescription. As a rule, a doctor writes out a prescription for 2 weeks. If the date is expired, you can order Adalat in the online pharmacy without going to a doctor.
Adalat can be bought in any country. Online pharmacies are restricted by the geolocation, and that is why they can satisfy any demand on Adalat without prescription all over the world.
The cost of Adalat will be by 2-3 times lower in the online pharmacy than in the city pharmacy, and therefore a purchase of Adalat online will give you a chance to save your money.