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Questions about Nimodipine

What is nimodipine?

Originally developed for the treatment of high blood pressure, nimodipine may often be considered a calcium channel blocker. Nimodipine may often be used in order to help prevent major complications of subarachnoid hemorrhage and may not be used very often for high blood pressure. the uses as well as side effects may often cause many questions for many individuals. Read below to find many commonly asked questions regarding nimodipine that has been answered by Experts.

What disadvantage is there in eating grapefruit while taking antihypertensive medications?

There may be dangerous side effects from the interaction of grapefruit and antihypertensive medications. A few medications that may interact with grapefruit may include:
• Nifedipine, Nimodipine, or Nisoldipine
• Simvastatin, Lovastatin, or Atorvastatin
• Amiodarone
• Buspirone
• Cyclosporine, Tacrolimus, or Sirolimus

Which high blood pressure medications do not have an effect on sex drive?

The medication that may have no effect on erectile dysfunction may often include nimodipine, nicardipine or isradipine these medications may all be referred to as calcium channel blockers. A few diuretics such as bezthiazide, bunetanide, and cyclothiazide may not cause erectile dysfunction. A consultation with a medical practitioner may often be needed in order to help find the medications that may help to relieve the symptoms of erectile dysfunction.

What is the difference between dihydropyridine and non-dihydropyridine?

There may be chemical differences between dihydropyridine and non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers. Medications such as nimodipine and nisoldipine could be considered dihydropyridine. These medications may work by relaxing the blood vessels and arteries rather than relaxing the muscles. These medications may be used to help treat hypertension and may have no effect on arrhythmias. Dihydropyridine may be used with beta blockers to help lower blood pressure. There may be no negative affect on heart failure when these medications are used and may help to prevent angina. Non-dihydropyridine may help to reduce how hard the heart works by working on the heart muscle.

What is the treatment for essential tremors?

Calcium channel blockers such as nimodipine, beta blockers or tranquilizer may be used to help the symptoms of essential tremors. Surgery may be an option if the medications are not effective. The surgical procedures that may be considered could be thalamotomy and thalamic deep brain stimulation. Both surgeries may involve the thalamus. A consultation may be needed with a medical practitioner.

What medications may help with vertigo?

The medications that may help with the symptoms of vertigo may include clonazepam, llorazepam, diazepam, or possibly meclizine these medications may need to be taken 3-4 times a day. Verapamil a calcium channel blocker may also help with the symptoms of vertigo. A medical practitioner may also consider using nimodipine. A medical practitioner may also suggest that specialized physical therapy may be beneficial in helping to control the dizziness that may be due to a vestibular disorder.

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