A 46-year-old member asked:
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what are the risks associated with taking nifedipine for preterm labor?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Risk vs reward: nifedipine has been shown in small trials to be useful as a tocolytic (stop uterine contractions and thus labor) and is used when traditinal medications fail. the side effects can range from mild dizzyness to hypotension and near fainting. It can also cause swelling , constipation,headaches, and reflex tachycardia(fast heart rates). as always discuss options with your doctor .
Answered on Dec 8, 2017

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Dr. David Fein
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Much safer: Nifedipine (brand name: procardia) is a much safer class of medication for premature labor than it's predecessors, such as terbutaline or ritodrine, w ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
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Varries: Could be days or you may go to or past your due date, only time will tell.
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Yes: Procardia (nifedipine) and vistaril have been used to manage women with preterm labor. They work differently to help control symptoms and can be taken ... Read More

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