Nimotop is used in improving the symptoms caused by spasms as a result of a brain hemorrhage (ruptured blood vessels).
Following the dosage instructions of your doctor is the best way to use any medication. If you are unsure or do not remember the instructions then you may read the medicine label for more detailed information.
If you cannot swallow the capsules then the liquid inside the capsules can be taken out and consumed through a feeding tube. Nimotop works best when started within 4 days of the brain hemorrhage. Also it should be given every 4 hours for 3 weeks.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Nimotop is classified as a pharmacological agent which is also known as calcium channel blockers.
Despite your best attempts at remembering, if you still miss out on a dose, then take it as soon as you remember about it. But keep in mind that you will have to adjust your next dose by spacing it out by 4 to 5 hours. If this is not possible, then the best thing to do would be to skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
Store Nimotop at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Always keep it in a cool dark place that is not directly exposed to sources of heat or moisture and sunlight. Protect it from kids and pets.
Doctors advise against using Nimotop if you are allergic to any ingredient in it or if you have conditions like heart problems, lung disease, allergies (especially drug allergies).
If you are expecting a child or are planning to have a child in the near future, then consult your doctor before using Nimotop to discuss any possible threats to the unborn baby. It should only be used on a strict need basis if you are pregnant.
If you are a nursing mother and breast feed your baby, then too, seek consultation before using Nimotop as some drugs are excreted in the breast milk and may enter the baby.
Most medications have some kind of side effects associated with them. The commonest of these side effects are temporary and mild and fade away without any special attention.
These include nausea, stomach upset, diarrhea, headache, slowed pulse or flushing
However, in some cases, these mild side effects may persist or become bothersome. In such cases, seek medical attention.
Also, in some rare cases, it may lead to severe side effects like depression, mood changes, skin rash, swelling hands or feet, shortness of breath, wheezing, muscle cramps, unusual bruising or bleeding.
Seek medical attention if you notice any of these side effects.
Side effects that are not listed here may also occur.