Patients who suffer from a brain hemorrhage, or rupture of a blood vessel in the brain, sometimes take Nimodipine to assist with healing. This medication increases the flow of blood to brain tissue in order to prevent injuries and brain damage. This medication must be taken starting within four days after a hemorrhage. It is taken orally or can be provided through a feeding tube and must be taken one hour before a meal or two hours after a meal. It is usually taken for 21 days.

Side Effects/Warnings

This medication must be taken orally or via a feeding tube. It should never be injected into the body. Injecting this medication can cause serious and fatal heart reactions such as heart attack, cardiac arrest and severe drop in blood pressure.

This medication should be provided to hemorrhage patients in a hospital or critical care setting; it should not be given to patients to take at home.

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