Nimotop is a calcium-channel blocker. Nimotop is prescribed 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.
Nimotop is prescribed for the treatment of subarachnoid bleeding.
Nimotop works by relaxing and widening blood vessels, which reduces the risk of damage after a subarachnoid haemorrhage (bleeding inside the head).
Nimotop is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- Liver disease;
- An unusual or allergic reaction to Nimotop, other drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- Pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Nimotop or any other drugs.
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist what script and nonscript medications you are taking, especially cimetidine (Tagamet), heart and blood pressure medicines, phenytoin (Dilantin), ranitidine (Zantac), and vitamins.
- Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had heart, liver, or kidney disease.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking Nimotop, call your doctor.
Do not take Nimotop with any of the following drugs:
- Grapefruit juice;
- Drugs for high blood pressure;
Nimotop side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Difficulty breathing;
- Dizziness or drowsiness;
- Irregular or fast heartbeats (palpitations);
- Lightheadedness or fainting;
- Slow heartbeat;
- Swelling of the legs or ankles;
- Unusual bleeding or bruising, red spots on skin;
- Unusually weak or tired;
- Depression feeling low or the 'blues';
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing;
- Dizziness or lightheadedness;
- Fast heartbeat;
- Flushing (feeling of warmth);
- Slow heartbeat;
- Stomach pain;
- Swelling of the face eyes lips tongue arms or legs;
- Unusual bruising or bleeding;
- Upset stomach;
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