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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Adalat (Overview)

Adalat is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm control drug (cardiovascular drug).


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
86 doctors shared insights

Adalat (Overview)

Adalat is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm control drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Fissure, dr prescribed nifedipine ointment . Spoke to nurse said use qtip. Don't get on skin, headache. Concerned what should I expect? Will it help?

Fissure, dr prescribed nifedipine ointment . Spoke to nurse said use qtip. Don't get on skin, headache. Concerned what should I expect? Will it help?

Anal fissure? : Are you referring to an anal fissure? If so then simply apply the ointment to the anal fissure as directed. There really is not much one could do wrong with the application. The systemic absorption is minimal so there should be almost no risk of side effects other than fixing the fissure. ...Read more

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How long does it take to achieve effective nifedipine level?

4-5 doses: Usually it takes about 4-5 doses to achieve a steady state of most drugs. Full effects on blood pressure for instance may take up to 4 weeks to be seen. ...Read more

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Does nifedical work better than nifedipine?

Does nifedical work better than nifedipine?

Nifedical: Nifedical and Nifedipine are the same basic medication so one should work as well as the other. However, do not confuse the the long acting (xl) versions with the standard release product. In other words nifedical xl with not work the same as Nifedipine regular (non- xl). ...Read more

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What are the side effects of adalat (nifedipine) retard can it raise psa level?

Headache, swollen: Ankles, skin flushing lassitude, constipation. Less commonly fainting, dizziness, indigestion, rapid heart rate/palpitations, anxiety, urinary frequency, erectile dysfunction, insomnia, swollen joints and visual disturbances. Should not have any effect on psa. ...Read more

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Nifedipine - how long can one take it without complications or negative effects?

Nifedipine: It is a pretty safe drug. Would make sure you are on the long acting form as the short acting can cause a sudden drop in your bp. ...Read more

Dr. Allen Fischer
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Nifedipine (Definition)

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). ...Read more