Adult: 2-4 mg once daily increased to 8 mg once daily, if necessary.
Angina pectoris
Adult: 4 mg bid.
Pregnancy and lactation.
Warnings / Precautions
Elderly. In case of dizziness or lightheadedness, advise patients against handling of heavy machines or working at elevated spots. Reduce dosage gradually while withdrawing drug. Liver function tests.
Adverse Reactions
Palpitation, facial flushing, hot flushes, chest pressure sensation, headache, dizziness, sleepiness, constipation, nausea, abdominal discomfort, oedema, malaise, tinnitus, redness and warm feeling in the fingers, shoulder stiffness, increased frequency of micturition. Hypersensitive reactions e.g. rash and itching. Elevation of SGOT, SGPT, alkaline phosphatase, total bilirubin, creatinine and uric acid.
Drug Interactions
β-blockers or diuretics may enhance BP control. Serum concentrations of digoxin may be increased. Cimetidine may inhibit benidipine metabolism.
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Mechanism of Actions
The vasorelaxant effect of benidipine is due to its affinity towards dihydropyridine binding sites in calcium channels. Binding of benidipine with calcium channels inhibits calcium current. The onset of action is slow, which results in minimal tachycardia or palpitation.
Should be taken with food.
ATC Classification
C08CA15 - benidipine ; Belongs to the class of dihydropyridine derivative selective calcium-channel blockers with mainly vascular effects. Used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
Available As
  • Benidipine 4 mg
  • Benidipine 8 mg
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