For more information, consult your physician or pharmacist. For medical guidance on side effects, contact your doctor. Refer to the "Drug Precautions" section. Nimotop has been associated with severe side effects. The following are some of the side effects of Nimotop that have been most frequently reported in clinical trials: decreased blood pressure, headaches, nausea, and slower-than-normal heartbeats. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. If you are taking this kind of medication, ask your pharmacist. Especially tell your doctor if you take: macrolide antibiotics such as clarithromycin (Biaxin) and telithromycin (Ketek) HIV protease inhibitors such as indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), ritonavir (Norvir), and saquinavir (Invirase) some HCV protease inhibitors such as boceprevir (Victrelis) and telaprevir (Incivek) some azole antimycotics such as ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Onmel, Sporanox), posaconazole (Noxafil), and voriconazole (Vfend) conivaptan (Vaprisol) delavirdine (Rescriptor) nefazodone (Serzone) carbamazepine (Tegretol, Equetro, Carbatrol) phenobarbital phenytoin (Dilantin) rifampin (Rifadin) St John’s wort blood pressure lowering medications, including diuretics, beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), other calcium channel blockers, α-adrenergic blockers, PDE5 inhibitors, and α-methyldopa. Inform your doctor about every medication you take, including vitamins, herbal supplements, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter medications. Nimotop drug interactions are not entirely covered by this list.
Call your doctor right away if you have cirrhosis (liver scarring). Before you know how Nimotop affects you, avoid driving or using heavy equipment. You may experience lightheadedness or fainting due to hypotension, or low blood pressure. Also causing a significant drop in blood pressure is inadequate hydration, excessive sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting. If you experience fainting or vertigo, lie down. Nimotop can cause dizziness. People already diagnosed with cirrhosis are at an increased risk of serious side effects. Hypotension is one of the serious side effects associated with nimotop. Your doctor may want to monitor blood pressure and pulse rate closely and administer a lower dosage of Nimotop.