WHAT IS IT?
Nimodipine is a calcium channel blocker (CCB) medication.
WHEN DO WE USE IT?
To prevent cerebral vasospasm: patients who have experienced a subarachnoid hemorrhage are at risk of vasospasm (that can cause a brain infarction). Nimodipine can help prevent this vasospasm from occurring in the first place. It lowers the frequency and severity of vasospasm in these patients.
WHEN DO WE AVOID USING IT?
There are no real contraindications for using this medication in patients who have undergone a subarachnoid hemorrhage.
HOW IS IT ADMINISTERED?
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS/TOXICITY?
Page Updated: 08.03.2016