Nimotop is prescribed for the treatment of spasmodic activity caused due to brain hemorrhage (broken blood vessels).
However, your doctor may also prescribe Nimotop for other conditions if found appropriate.
How to use Nimotop
The ideal way to use Nimotop is to follow the instructions of your doctor. An alternative way is to check the medicine label for dosage instructions.
If the patient has difficulty swallowing the capsule, then the liquid inside may be given through a feeding tube or a dropper.
To derive maximum benefit of the treatment, the medication should be started within 4 days of the hemorrhage occurring and should be given every 4 hours for the next 3 weeks.
Preferably, Nimotop should be taken at the same time each day to help maintain a regular routine for taking it.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Nimotop belongs to a group of drugs known as calcium channel blockers which work by blocking the action of calcium on blood vessels.
It is important that you maintain a strict schedule for taking Nimotop to ensure that you do not miss any doses. But if you do, then you may take it as soon as you remember provided that you space out the next dosage accordingly.
On the other hand, if it is almost time for the next dose, then omit this dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never consume two doses to compensate for a missed dosage.
Store Nimotop between 59 to 86 degrees F (15 and 30 Degrees), at room temperature. Ensure that you protect it from direct exposure to heat/moisture/light and from the reach of children and pets.
Avoid storing Nimotop in the bathroom.
Consult your doctor before using Nimotop if you have conditions like heart problems, lung disease, if you have any kind of allergies to food items, medicines or other substances, if you are using some kind of herbal preparation, dietary supplement, prescription or non prescription drug.
Do not use Nimotop if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it (read medicine label if unsure).
If you are pregnant or have plans for a pregnancy, then consult your doctor before using Nimotop as Nimotop may harm your fetus.
If you are breast feeding then please maintain caution as it is unknown whether Nimotop is passed into the breast milk. So please consult your doctor prior to using it.