Adalat is primarily used to treat angina (chest pain caused by lack of oxygen to the heart) and also for preventing hypertension.
Use exactly as directed by your doctor. The pill may be taken with or without food. Do not crush or chew the pill. Ensure that you swallow it whole.
If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember. However if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the Missed Dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one
Store it in a tight container away from light and heat. Store at room temperature.
Some of the typical symptoms of Adalat overdose include dizziness, fainting, loss of consciousness, rapid, slow, or irregular heartbeat. Seek medical attention immediately if you suspect an overdose.
Adalat is used to control hypertension but in some cases it may cause your blood pressure to become extremely low making you dizzy or drowsy. Do not consume alcohol while using the drug. You may develop swelling of the arms, hands, legs, and feet while using the drug. Discuss your medical condition in detail with your doctor and use only if prescribed.
Do not use Adalat if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in Adalat.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
Proper dental care is important while you are taking Adalat. Brush and floss your teeth and visit the dentist regularly.
Use Adalat with caution in the elderly; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Adalat while you are pregnant. It is not known if Adalat is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Adalat, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.