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please describe the medication: nifedipine?

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Dr. Joshua Buckler
Cardiology 19 years experience
CCB: This is a blood pressure medication in the class of calcium channel blockers which results in lower blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels through blocking calcium mediated constriction. This certain CCB does not typically affect the heart rate as Diltiazem or verapamil can.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak commented
Cardiology 33 years experience
Nifedipine also known as procardia can cause a fast heart rate known as a reflex tachycardia. Amlodipine is a similar agent also known as norvasc its less likely to cause heart rate issues.
Dec 29, 2012
Dr. Kevin Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Calcium channel bloc: Nifedipine is a common calcium channel blocker that is used commonly as an antihypertensvie. It has many uses in cardiology and is even used in pregnancy as a tocolytic (to reduce preterm contractions). It has many forms.

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Does a doctor have to prescribe nifedipine?

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Nifedipine: Yes.
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Whats adalat (nifedipine) cc?

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Nifedipine: This is a calcium channel blocker that has a variety of uses, including to treat / prevent headache and control high blood pressure by relaxing vessels.
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Same.as norvasc (amlodipine): Adalat (nifedipine) is a calcium channel blocker like Procardia and in the same class as norvasc. It is used to treat hypertension.
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What are the reasons for prescribing adalat (nifedipine)?

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Hypertension: It is in the class of drugs called calcium channel blockers . Typically it is used to treat high blood pressure.
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Has anyone ever taken adalat (nifedipine)?

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