What is Nimodipine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Nimotop


Nimodipine is a calcium channel blocker. It is used for subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding in the area between the brain and the thin tissues that cover the brain) to improve neurological outcome by reducing the incidence and severity of oxygen deficits.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Headaches 1 0
Hemorrhagic stroke 1 0
Memory and cognition problems 1 1
Migraine headaches 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Nimodipine

Side effect Patients
Low blood pressure 1
Problems concentrating 1

Why patients stopped taking Nimodipine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Nimodipine


Stopped taking Nimodipine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 0
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Nimodipine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Nimodipine.