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Medicine For Nifedipine Allergy
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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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
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
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
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
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
Yes: There should be no problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
No effect.: There is no significant effect on the action of these meds. ...Read more
Same as in non: Pregnant...3-4 half lives to reach maximal effect. ...Read more
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
I'm hypertensive and on atenolo & nifedipine. Can I stop medication when my BP drops for more than a week?
This should be: Discussed with your physician. ..Stopping meds on your own can be a risky endeavor. ...Read more
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