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Dr. Allen Fischer
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Nifedipine (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Has anyone ever taken adalat (nifedipine)?

Absolutely: Everyday.
Adalat is nifedipine, which is also marketed as procardia. It's a calcium channel blocker that lowers blood pressure and prevents arterial spasm. It used to be available as a short acting form but I believe it only comes as once a day (extended release) Adalat CC now. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: nifedipine?

Please describe the medication: nifedipine?

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. ...Read more

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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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How long does it take for nifedipine to work?

How long does it take for nifedipine to work?

Depends: It comes as a long acting form and a short acting form. If you take a short acting capsule on an empty stomach, it will work within 1-2 hours. If you cut off the end and squeeze the medicine under your tongue (not recommended), it will work in 1-2 minutes but can cause excessive fall in BP so can be dangerous. ...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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33 years old female with BP 140/90 without medication. Am prescribed nifedipine 30 mg OD. How can I bring it down without medication. No med history.

33 years old female with BP 140/90 without medication. Am prescribed nifedipine 30 mg OD. How can I bring it down without medication. No med history.

Here are some: Lifestyle is a equally as important to medications. Here are some tips
- If overweight losing weight can help reduce BP
- Diet with low salt, Salt cause fluid retention thus increasing blood pressure
- Smoking can increase up to 10mmhg bp in some occasions
- Recent studies also show how yoga and meditation help lower bp

There ya go
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What's adalat (nifedipine) cc?

What's adalat (nifedipine) cc?

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. ...Read more

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What are the half-lives of Isosorbide MN and Nifedipine?

What are the half-lives of Isosorbide MN and Nifedipine?

Approximately: 5 hours for Isosorbide Mononitrate used for prevention of angina pectoris due to coronary heart disease, HTN and MI. It is a vasodilatory agent that dilates the blood vessels. It lowers blood pressure and reduces the left ventricular preload and after load reducing the hearts oxygen requirement.
Nifedipine 1/2 life 2 hours. Calcium channel blocker. Go to Medscape or Drugbank for more info. ...Read more

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Nifedipine used for labor?

Used to stop labor: Nifedipine can be used to stop threated preterm labor in certain circumstances. ...Read more

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Can I take melatonin and nifedipine?

Drugs. Com: Drug interaction checker did not show any significant interactions between nifedipine & melatonin. ...Read more

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Why does procardia (nifedipine) cause edema?

Why does procardia (nifedipine) cause edema?

Ca++ channel blocker: The cause of edema in calcium channel blocker medications is due to the decrease in arteriolar resistance. The resistance change is not seen in the veins, so the pressure in the capillary beds is increased, thus causing fluid fluid shift into the tissues, resulting in edema. ...Read more

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Can you use l citulline when on nifedipine Er 30mg?

Clarification needed: Did you men citrulline? There is no interaction between citrulline and nifedipine. ...Read more

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I am having a headache after nifedipine what else can I take?

I am having a headache after nifedipine what else can I take?

Nifedipine: When you have side effects speak to your doctor for a change in dose or medicine. There are lots of antihypertensives. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever taken adalat (nifedipine) cc? What are effects?

Has anyone ever taken adalat (nifedipine) cc? What are effects?

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. ...Read more

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Do not remember if I took my procardia (nifedipine) xl, what to do?

Do not remember if I took my procardia (nifedipine) xl, what to do?

Check your BP: I assume taking for hypertension, if you think you missed a dose, could check your blood pressure, if it is high, SBP > 140 or 150, probably could take a dose now. If your BP is OK, then wait til tomorrow and resume as usual. Perhaps a pillbox or a smartphone app may help you with med compliance in the future. ...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

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What happens if you break procardia (nifedipine) ER in half? I read the warnings to never do this, but was told to take the extended release 15mg.

Can't do it: You can't take 15 mg of Procardia (nifedipine) xl ("er"). The smallest dose is 30 mg, you can't break them in half, crush, or chew them as they're gel filled and you'll get the full dose rapidly with an immediate release. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Procardia (Definition)

Procardia is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more


Dr. Tanya Russo
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Adalat (Definition)

Adalat is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more