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Are nimodipine and nifedipine the exact same medicine?

Are nimodipine and nifedipine the exact same medicine?

No: Always ask your family physician or whoever is prescribing you a new medication. Always make sure s/he knows about everything you're taking including natural organic supplements. You can also ask your pharmacist about your medications. Finally, if all else fails, check out www. Drugs. Com & online. Epocrates. Com (latter requires free registration). ...Read more

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Are nimodipine and nifedipine the same type of medicine?

Are nimodipine and nifedipine the same type of medicine?

Yes: They are both dihydropyridine calcium blockers and have similar effects on the circulation, specifically relaxing the smooth muscle cells that comprise the arteries and so opening the circulation and reducing blood pressure. ...Read more

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My dad use to take nifedipine for his hypertension, is it okay for him to switch to lisinopril, is this a better drug??

My dad use to take nifedipine for his hypertension, is it okay for him to switch to lisinopril, is this a better drug??

Needs caution.: The two drugs have different mechanisms of action. Not all people respond equally to each. And there are often racial differences in response to BP medications. The best approach would be to discuss this issue with ones doctor. It would not be unusual for a person to require therapy with both nifedipine and lisinopril (or other drugs in their respective classes). ...Read more

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Diagnosed with nonrheumatic aortic valve insufficiency. Taking the following medicines Aprin 81mg, atorvastatin 20mg, gabapentin 100mg, hydrochlorothiazide 25mg, nifedipine 30mg. Is DHA 500mg / EPA 90 tab safe to take with the above medicines.

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Diagnosed with nonrheumatic aortic valve insufficiency. Taking the following medicines Aprin 81mg, atorvastatin 20mg, gabapentin 100mg, hydrochlorothiazide 25mg, nifedipine 30mg. Is DHA 500mg / EPA 90 tab safe to take with the above medicines.

Caution: DHA or any fish oil may increase risk of bleeding in people taking blood thinners as aspirin, although you are on a low dose aspirin, so be cautious. High dose aspirin may also interact with hydrochlorothiazide reducing its effects, again you may need to monitor blood pressure more often. Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, best wishes ...Read more

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Has anyone ever taken adalat (nifedipine)?

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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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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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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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?

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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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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Does nifedipine cause bone loss?

No: Nifedipine is a blood pressure medication. As a calcium channel blocker, it relaxes the blood vessel and reduce the work load to your heart. Nifedipine does not cause bone loss. However, as with many calcium channel blocker, it may cause gingival overgrowth since it may cause soft tissue edema. Your interdental papilla (gum between the teeth) may become bulbous, increase in size, and bleeds. ...Read more

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Does nifedipine effect your bones?

Does nifedipine effect your bones?

Generally not: Nifedipine has generally no effect on bones. It is a arterial vasodilator and is used for high blood pressure, heart disease and occasionally used for arterial vasospasm. ...Read more

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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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Procardia (nifedipine) ok to stop preterm contractions?

Procardia (nifedipine) ok to stop preterm contractions?

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. ...Read more

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As anyone experienced side effects of nifedipine for labor?

HPN RX: Nifedipine is used for controlling hpn among pregnant women. It can cause hypotension during labor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for procardia (nifedipine) to work for a pregnant woman?

About an hour or so: Procardia (nifedipine) is a vasodilator that works in about 60-90 minutes to lower blood pressure. ...Read more

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How do I determine where my anal fissure is, in order to apply Nifedipine directly on to the fissure?

How do I determine where my anal fissure is, in order to apply Nifedipine directly on to the fissure?

Where it hurts: Apply it to the area that feels irritated. Application directly on the fissure is fine. ...Read more

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Nifedipine for preterm labor risks?

Nifedipine for preterm labor risks?

Much safer: Nifedipine (brand name: procardia) is a much safer class of medication for premature labor than it's predecessors, such as terbutaline or ritodrine, which could cause fast heartbeat, high blood sugars, and even pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take nifedipine, amlodipine and atenolol?

Drugs: Amlodipine and Nifedipine are similar drugs, not sure why you'd be taking both rather than a larger dose of either. They are often given with atenolol. ...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

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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Procardia (Definition)

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