Nymalize

(nimodipine)

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Helps with recovery after an episode of bleeding in the brain.

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Nymalize (nimodipine) acts specifically on the blood vessels of the brain to reduce long-term damage from brain bleed, but is expensive.

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Quick facts about nimodipine
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (nimodipine)

Upsides

  • Available in a liquid formulation if you have difficulty swallowing a pill.
  • Treatment is short-term, for 21 days only.
  • Safe to use even if you have kidney or liver problems.
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Downsides

  • Needs to be taken several times in a day, usually every four hours.
  • Not a good option for elderly because it lowers blood pressure and causes constipation.
  • Inteacts with a lot of other medications, especially for the treatment of HIV.
  • Available in a generic verison, but is still expensive.
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How it works

Nymalize (nimodipine) is a calcium channel blocker, which relaxes the muscles in your blood vessels.

Quick facts about nimodipine
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (nimodipine)

Used for

  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Liquid
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What to expect when you take Nymalize (nimodipine) for Recovery after brain bleed

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  • Possible side effects
  • Low blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Swelling
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Slow heart rate
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Side effect rates for Nymalize (nimodipine)

Risks and Warnings for Nymalize (nimodipine)

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  • Injection of Nymalize (nimodipine) causes rapid and severe drops in blood pressure. This is a medical emergency, which may result in death if not treated early. Nymalize (nimodipine) capsules should only be taken by mouth and never injected.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Nymalize (nimodipine)

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Interactions
  • Nymalize (nimodipine) can interact with other prescription as well as over-the-counter medications. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist to make sure that it is ok to continue taking your current medications.
Kidneys and liver
  • Safe to use even if you have kidney or liver problems.