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A 38-year-old member asked:

how are nifedipine, and felodipine different?

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Dr. Gavin Noble
Cardiology 22 years experience
Very similar: Both are blood pressure medications in the same class. They lower BP without slowing hr. They can be used for anti-anginals as well. Nifedipine can be short acting or an extended release once daily form, Felodipine is usually once daily.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Can I still use sildenafil when I am using nifedipine?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Yes: Nifedipine is used to lower blood pressure (among other uses). It is not considered a nitrate like Nitroglycerin which is used for chest pain (angina). Use of nitrates means you shouldn't use sildenafil & its pde5 competitors because combination can lower your blood pressure dramatically & kill you. Be careful of otc natural organic options to viagra as they are often contaminated w/viagra.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Procardia (nifedipine) ok to stop preterm contractions?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 47 years experience
Preterm contractions: Premature contractions? Or premature labor? Premature labor is treated with Nifedipine (procardia). Real premature labor can't really be stopped by any agent for more than 24 - 48 hrs. Enough time to give steroids to the mother to accelerate fetal lung maturity.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Nifedipine used for labor?

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Dr. Debra Jones
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 35 years experience
Used to stop labor: Nifedipine can be used to stop threated preterm labor in certain circumstances.
A 46-year-old member asked:

I was on procardia (nifedipine) for 2 weeks to stop labor. Will the side effects continue?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: Procardia (nifedipine) wears off after about 8 hours. There should not be any long term side effects after your stop the medication.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is it best to take felodipine & fosinopril separately?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Shouldnt matter: U can try taking them separately if you feel it's difficult to take both at once.

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