This medicine is used to prevent certain types of chest pain and angina pectoris. Adalat is used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat chest pain (angina) or high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure adds loads and work to the heart and arteries. If it lasts for a long time, the heart and arteries may not work properly. This can damage the blood vessels of the brain, heart and kidneys, resulting in a stroke, heart and kidney failure. High blood pressure can also increase the risk of heart attacks. These problems may be less likely to occur if blood pressure is controlled.
How Adalat Works
This medicine is used to prevent certain types of chest pain (angina pectoris). It can help you exercise more and decrease the frequency of angina attacks. Adalat belongs to the class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.
This medicine should be taken regularly for more effectiveness. It should not be used to treat chest pain attacks when they occur. It is advisable to use other medications (such as sublingual nitroglycerin) to relieve chest pain attacks. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Elderly people should discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with their doctor or pharmacist, as well as other potentially safer forms of the drug Adalat (such as long-acting tablets).