Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 076740/001.

Names and composition

"NIMODIPINE" is the commercial name of a drug composed of NIMODIPINE.
It belongs to the class Calcium-channel blockers and is used in Circulatory disorders (Cardiovascular System)


ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
018869/001 NIMOTOP NIMODIPINE CAPSULE/ORAL 30MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**


Manufacturer name
Bayer plc

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Are nimodipine and nifedipine the same medicine?
hospital ordered the first medicine but pharamacy gave me the second medicine is the same or generic or do i need to go to emergency room Asked by Rena Uken 2 months ago.

No they are not the same medication, however they are in the same class of medications called dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers. Nimodipine is very rarely used as an anti-hypertensive medication, and is used primarily for cerebral hemorrhaging, or hemorrhagic stroke (brain bleeding) to stop the influx of calcium into the hemorrhaging cranial blood vessel, thus attempting to control the bleed. Nifedipine would work for this too, as would any dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker. Nifedipine is primarily used in the treatment of hypertension. It is also used in obstetrics to slow down premature uterine contractions. If nifedipine is used for blood pressure control, it is recommended that it is used in the extended release form. This is because the immediate release form of nifedipine, when dumped as a single dose into the system, will act as a calcium channel blocker, but it has a side effect that no other dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers cause, reflex tachycardia. So both of these drugs are in the same class or family, but they are different drugs, with different uses, and different range of pharmacological efficacy. If you had a cranial bleed, and they prescribed you nimodipine, and the pharmacy dispensed you nifedipine, you either need to go back to the pharmacy and let them know of their mistake, and let them get you the correct medication; or if you are starting to experience symptoms again, then you might need to visit the ER, it all depends on how you're feeling, but the pharmacy and your Dr need to be informed of the misfill, so that you can get the right medication, and documentation that might prolong your treatment. I hope this gets taken care of swiftly, and that you haven't suffered adverse effects from the misfill. Answered by Tessa Corriveau 2 months ago.

Nimodipine - Flush feeling...?
My dad is taking Nimodipine. He was ordered by the docter to take it... life or death kinda thing. Is there anything I can do for him when he feels flush? Asked by Nisha Schlichting 2 months ago.

actually there is nothing more you can do. you have to be sure that your dad took his medicines regularly, if necessary note everything about him so you can help doctor to understand how effect this medicine on your father. Doctor can give one more medicine to reduce or stop nimodipine's adverse effects. I hope your father will be fine with the best of health.(sorry for my english) Answered by Casandra Cotherman 2 months ago.

What is the role of nimodipine in subarachnoid haemorrhage?
Nimodipine is a calcium channel blocker. Asked by Myrta Tribble 2 months ago.

Subarachnoid hemorrhage is a relatively uncommon cause of headache. Most patients with headache who visit Emergency Departments (EDs) or physicians' offices have more benign tension‑type, sinus-related or migraine headaches. Among all patients with headache who presented to EDs, retrospective studies have found that approximately 1 to 4 percent had SAH. Prospective studies found that if only patients with the "worst headache" of their lives and a normal neurologic exam were considered, 12‑33% percent of such patients had SAH.(1) This proportion increased to 25% when patients whose examinations were abnormal were included. Of the 30,000 patients found to have nontraumatic SAH in the United States annually, roughly 80% have ruptured saccular aneurysms causing acute bleeding into the subarachnoid space primarily at the base of the brain. Among the remaining 20%, about half have nonaneurysmal peri-mesencephalic hemorrhages. The rest of the info is on the website. Answered by Chad Zwart 2 months ago.

Calcium channel blockers (calcium antagonists) Calcium antagonists reduce the amount of calcium entering the muscle cells of the arteries, causing them to relax. This leads to the blood flow to the heart increasing and reducing the work the heart has to do to pump blood around the body. Types of the drug include nifedipine, diltiazem and verapamil. Side-effects include flushing, headache, dizziness, fainting, swelling of the ankles and stomach and gastro-intestinal problems. Nimodipine is used to prevent and treat problems caused by a burst blood vessel around the brain (also known as a ruptured aneurysm or subarachnoid hemorrhage). (MedlinePlus) Nimodipine (marketed by Bayer as Nimotop®) is a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker originally developed for the treatment of high blood pressure. It is not frequently used for this indication, but has shown good results in preventing a major complication of subarachnoid hemorrhage (a form of cerebral hemorrhage) termed vasospasm; this is now the main use of nimodipine.(Wikipedia) Please see the web pages for more details on Nimodipine and Calcium channel blocker. Answered by Jamey Hallin 2 months ago.

Can i take both amlodipine and nimodipine together?
the doctor has prescribed my dad with both of this drug, he is not allergic to CCB but taking 2 CCB will it be ok? Asked by Rickie Courtenay 2 months ago.

It is unusual to use to two drugs from the same class bit I doubt that there is any known reason not to. I am not aware of any literature that shows that side effects or adverse effects are more frequent in this case; in fact using a lower dosage of two different drugs may be less likely to cause side effects. Answered by Lezlie Zollinger 2 months ago.

Subarachnoid hemorrhage home care?
Hello, Just seeing what I can do to help my dad out. He was just released from the hospital and they really didn't give much home care advice. - No mental or physical impairment whatsoever - No surgery but prescribed nimodipine - 80 years old - high blood pressure - No aneurysm - Asked by Malka Stoen 2 months ago.

Well there isn't a whole lot. Just be sure to do the few things the hospital told you to do. And just help out around the house. Because there was no physical or mental impairment, or surgery done the home care should be easy. He is really lucky to come away from that as well as he did. Just be sure he takes his nimodipine for the blood pressure. Good luck, really. Hope that helps Answered by Nelida Wagster 2 months ago.

What pill is a pale yellow oval shape with (a 135 imprinted on one side of it?
no i think thats a capsule. Asked by Lavern Nopper 2 months ago.

I'm like 98% sure that's Nimodipine which could be distributed by several companies but most often by the company Bayer. It's for several things but most often for Cerebral Vasospasm, a form of a cerebral bleed. It's also used for preventing seizures in women with sever preecclampsia. Okay well I hope I helped :) ~Jojo~ Answered by Pasty Nguen 2 months ago. type in ..."pill id (front of pill) / (back of pill)" example: pill id ad/56 Answered by Emmy Sanda 2 months ago.

That's hard to answer. Answered by Mitchel Langwith 2 months ago.

17. We would expect calcium to have a positive inotropic effect on the heart.?
true or false Asked by Ping Rudd 2 months ago.

Recently it has been reported that some dihydropyridine calcium channel antagonists (nifedipine, nimodipine, nitrendipine) are able to produce positive inotropic effects in isolated perfused guinea pig hearts. We studied the effects of nifedipine in isolated perfused paced rat hearts under constant pressure and constant flow perfusion conditions. We found that nifedipine is able to produce a positive inotropic effect under constant pressure conditions but not under constant flow conditions. We conclude that nifedipine does not have partial calcium channel agonistic properties and that the positive inotropic effect seen under constant pressure conditions is a result of the vasodilating properties of the drug. Positive inotropic effects caused by vasodilatation can be explained by the "garden-hose-effect". Hope it helps. Answered by America Bellomo 2 months ago.

Odd drug side effects from head meds.?
To add, a drug allergy generally affects people even at very small amounts, this is not the case here as at 100mg the side effects vanish. There may be some symptoms of allergy but an allergy it is not. Asked by Deja Kerestes 2 months ago.

Does anyone know what this condition is. Swelling of the legs and feet, parathesia in the feet. Rash that is not raised, kinda blotchy and noticeable on the palms and soles, constricted pupils and a burning sensation. These symptoms are side effects from calcium channel blockers, first from verapamil and now Nimodipine, at first it started when visiting a country with a tropical climate and seemed to get worse when exercising and through caffeine, over time this got worse, alcohol helped make it even worse which led to a deterioration in a bipolar condition and eventually so the docs say a low immunity due to several infections. Several tests revealed no sign of Hepatitis, HIV or Diabetes. A year or so ago after taking the drug pregablin (to treat peripheral neuropathy) for a few weeks the drug had the odd side effect of causing what it was meant to treat, kinda like painkillers causing pain. :=/ This went away with the withdrawal of the drug though I suspect some amount of the damage is now permanent. I can find no literature on this nor any on pregablin causing neuropathy. The only thing that actually helps is climate control. How on Earth is this possible? Take away the 30C temperatures of India and replace them with the frigid temps of Northern Europe and it's right as rain. Does anyone know what this could be? What condition or side effect could go systemic causing a complete cluster *** in a persons body? The withdrawal of the drugs are not an option. Answered by Meaghan Glock 2 months ago.

alergic reaction all the way! Answered by Kenneth Burdon 2 months ago.

If this was a condition that showed up during their testing and they failed to disclose that as a side effect, then you have grounds to recover some damages (mostly just medical costs). If you are the first one to ever encounter this, then it is not likely. If you have sought second opinions on your symptoms and are not happy with that, your best bet is to consult an attorney and have them examine the facts. The initial consultation should be free, and they could advise you if you have enough evidence to support a claim, or what you must do to obtain that evidence. Answered by Kristie Smeltz 2 months ago.

Have i accidentally overdosed for 2 months?
funny one of the responses said im over medicated, i didnt mention the other stuff im on. focalin xr, vicodin, klonopin, lamictal, abilify, intuniv, topamax, nimodipine, geodon... talk about over medicated. but the prozac is the problem? Asked by Jimmy Ruston 2 months ago.

so I thought I was prescribed 20 mg of prozac and I was supposed to take 4 of them (80mg). Instead the script was for 40mg and I didnt look and still took 4. So from July 5 to yesterday I have been taking 160 mg of prozac along with a bunch of other psych meds. What are the effects of taking that amount of prozac for that long? I have been very very sick, both physically and mentally. I hallucinate. I have back spasms, I cant walk. I have paranoia. I spend hours googling myself and joining websites trying to see whos after me. I dont leave my apartment. Im in my early 20s. Im a zombie. I have no social life. I used to be a sorority girl, fun, pretty, etc.... now im like psycho lady. what is happening? Answered by Brianna Dannelley 2 months ago.

go and speak to your GP and explain to them what has happen. they can help. Answered by Teresa Laferte 2 months ago.

You'll have to wean yourself back down, but with doctors help. Someone was wrong here and it wasn't you. The doctor that prescribed the med or nurse or even the pharmacy who gave it to you. Call your doctor asap. I smell a lawsuit brewing! Answered by Tama Crail 2 months ago.

Go see your doctor, fast, tell him what you did , try cutting back to the normal amount, but SEE your doctor, he can help, you will be normal soon, just follow his instruction , Answered by Mercedes Rebik 2 months ago.

How do you manage a TypeII diabetic with hypertension and peripheral neuropathy, with no response2Carbamazepi?
The Patient is a 60+ years old lady who was diagnosed to be suffering from Diabetes during a routine clinical examination at a followup session to her otherwise well controlled Hypertension >30years, she had been on Atenolol and Nifedipine. Currently she is on Atenolol and Nimodipine. A trial at Physiotherapy,... Asked by Charlyn Madill 2 months ago.

The Patient is a 60+ years old lady who was diagnosed to be suffering from Diabetes during a routine clinical examination at a followup session to her otherwise well controlled Hypertension >30years, she had been on Atenolol and Nifedipine. Currently she is on Atenolol and Nimodipine. A trial at Physiotherapy, simple analgesics excersize has not helped much. Her major complains now burn like pain in the feet with greater concentration at the heels. She is on oral hypoglycaemics plus diet modification her blood sugar levels are good bet 4-7mMol/L Answered by Lorraine Lipani 2 months ago.

For diabetic neuropathy as described, there are 2 main drugs: Neurontin and Lyrica. Lyrica is a newer drug related to neurontin, but with fewer side effects. I'm not sure how they work. Another option is Cymbalta. It is an antidepressant that also happens to help with pain, including diabetic neuropathy. Answered by Markita Crummie 2 months ago.

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