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Adalat is a part of the common drug category referred to as calcium channel blockers. This critical medicinal drug is used to lower hypertension (high blood pressure) and in treating angina. Adalat relaxes and widens the veins, vessels and arteries that help with pumping of the heart, thereby reducing the workload of this vital organ.
Reasons for avoiding this medicine:
People suffering from the following diseases should consult a certified physician before taking these drugs:
- • Kidney diseases
• Liver disease
• Other types of pulmonary diseases caused by blood vessels like sinus syndrome, aortic stenosis, heart failure, low blood pressure or coronary artery diseases.
Ways of taking Adalat:
Each dose of Adalat should be taken with a glass of water. Most doctors advise taking these medicines on an empty stomach. The Adalat tablets should not be broken, crushed or chewed as that deters the action of the medicine. Drinking of juices like grapefruit juice should be strictly avoided before or after taking this medicine. Adalat can interact with grapefruit leading to harmful impacts on the person taking them. It is advisable to every person using these medicines that they complete the entire course of medication as stated by the doctor. Any sudden stoppages in having these medicines may cause return of the disease.
Possible side effects of Adalat:
The most general side effects associated with the intake of these medicines are:
• Severe dizziness or fainting
• Yellowing of the skin, eyes that may lead to jaundice
• Allergic reactions like difficulty in breathing, closing of the throat, swelling of the lips, tongue, face or hives.
• Unusually slow or fast heartbeats
• Swelling of the legs, ankles.
These are some of the most common side effects of this medicine and require the
attention of a certified medical professional.