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Is it safe to take nifedipine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take nifedipine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: It is category c, not shown to be harmful in humans but some concerns in animals. It is and has been used in preg for some time now. The benefits freq outweigh risks. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is procardia (nifedipine) xl 30mg safe to take starting 6 weeks pregnant?

Is procardia (nifedipine) xl 30mg safe to take starting 6 weeks pregnant?

Ask: better ask your Obstetrician. Seriously. Ask your OB. He/she won't lead you astray. ...Read more

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Is procardia (nifedipine) xl in early pregnancy safe?

Is procardia (nifedipine) xl in early pregnancy safe?

See your doctor: Procardia crosses the placenta and small amounts can be detected in newborn infants. There have been incidents of complications but having a pregnant mother with untreated blood pressure is harmful to the fetus and the mother as well. Nifedipine is Pregnancy Category C, the doctor is the only person who can weigh the risks versus the benefits to determine if nifedipine is the best option for you. ...Read more

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Mylan-Nifedipine 30 it's ok to take if you have plan a baby o become pregnant thank you?

Mylan-Nifedipine 30 it's ok to take if you have plan a baby o become pregnant thank you?

Avoid if possible: It is associated with birth defects in animals but there are no human studies. It should be avoided during pregnancy if possible. ...Read more

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Pregnant just stopped taking procardia (nifedipine) -- any baby effects?

No: There are not withdrawal issues for the fetus from stopping procardia (nifedipine). If you were taking it for high blood pressure please confirm that your blood pressure is still normal off the medication. ...Read more

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I had well-controlled (nifedipine XL 30 mg/day) hypertension prior to & during pregnancy. Had baby 2 wks ago, BP now about 140/100. No sx @ all. Help?

I had well-controlled (nifedipine XL 30 mg/day) hypertension prior to & during pregnancy. Had baby 2 wks ago,  BP now about 140/100. No sx @ all. Help?

It is quite: common for blood pressure to rise during and for a little time following pregnancy but it's time to consult with your PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER (not your OB-GYN) for adjustment of your BP medications. OFTEN all that is needed is a DIURETIC to clear the excess salt/water/edema which accompany normal Pregnancies! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Adalat (nifedipine) ok during pregnancy to control high blood pressure?

Adalat (nifedipine) ok during pregnancy to control high blood pressure?

Class C category: Class c means use with caution if benefits outweight risks. Animal studies show risk and human study not available/not done. It is secreted in breast milk so safer alternative is recommended. There are safer med for BP control during pregnancy, but may not be appropriate for everyone..So, consult your doc..Good luck. ...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


Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Procardia (Definition)

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