Details About Generic Salt ::  Isradipi

Main Medicine Class:: Calcium channel blocker   

(iss-RAHD-ih-peen)
DynaCirc, DynaCirc CR
Class: Calcium channel blocker

 

Drugs Class ::

 Action Reduces systemic vascular resistance and BP by inhibiting movement of calcium ions across cell membrane in systemic and coronary vascular smooth muscle and myocardium.

Indications for Drugs ::

 Indications Treatment of hypertension.

Drug Dose ::

 Route/Dosage

ADULTS: PO 2.5 to 10 mg/day in 2 divided doses (max dose 20 mg/day).

Contraindication ::

 Contraindications Standard considerations.

Drug Precautions ::

 Precautions

Pregnancy: Category C. Lactation: Undetermined. Children: Safety and efficacy not established. CHF: Use with caution in patients with CHF.

PATIENT CARE CONSIDERATIONS


Drug Side Effects ::

 Adverse Reactions

CV: Peripheral edema; flushing; palpitations; angina; tachycardia; hypotension; syncope; CHF; MI; atrial or ventricular fibrillation. CNS: Dizziness; lightheadedness; headache; fatigue; lethargy; weakness; shakiness; psychiatric disturbances. DERM: Rash. GI: Nausea; diarrhea; constipation; abdominal discomfort; cramps; dyspepsia; vomiting. GU: Urinary frequency; micturition disorders; sexual difficulties. RESP: Shortness of breath; dyspnea; wheezing. OTHER: Transient ischemic attack; stroke.

Drug Mode of Action ::  

 Action Reduces systemic vascular resistance and BP by inhibiting movement of calcium ions across cell membrane in systemic and coronary vascular smooth muscle and myocardium.

Drug Interactions ::

 Interactions None well documented.

Drug Assesment ::

 Assessment/Interventions

  • Obtain patient history, including drug history and any known allergies. Note cardiovascular disease.
  • Monitor BP, cardiac and respiratory function during therapy.
  • Monitor for dizziness, headache, and peripheral edema.
  • Assist patient with ambulation if dizziness occurs.
OVERDOSAGE: SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
  Hypotension, dizziness, slurred speech, nausea, weakness, drowsiness, confusion

Drug Storage/Management ::

 Administration/Storage

  • May administer with or without food.
  • Store in tightly closed container at room temperature. Protect from light.

Drug Notes ::

 Patient/Family Education

  • Explain that dosage will be tapered slowly before stopping to avoid withdrawal symptoms. Warn patient that sudden discontinuation may cause serious chest pain.
  • Tell patient to brush and floss teeth regularly to minimize gum changes (eg, overgrowth of gums).
  • Instruct patient to report the following symptoms to physician: Irregular heart beat, shortness of breath, swelling of hands or feet, pronounced dizziness, constipation, nausea, or hypotension.
  • Advise patient that drug may cause dizziness and to use caution while driving or performing other tasks requiring mental alertness.

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