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Medicine For Procardia Allergy
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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If yes, what are withdrawal symptoms of Procardia (nifedipine) other than possible rise in BP? Thank you.
Unlikely : BP may increase, but generally it does not cause the rebound effect (oral version of this drug). You may get headaches and chest tightness. Symptoms are from over expression of the receptor for this calcium channel blocker and are brief in duration. It also depends about indication (htn, premature labor, etc) ...Read more
Is it okay to not take procardia (nifedipine) XL every day? My dr said only take if morning systolic is over 150. Does this mean i mite not need it every day?
BP Meds Daily: As a rule if you have high blood pressure you need to take your BP meds every day and it is not to be taken as needed basis.To control your BP you need to take Procardia (nifedipine) every day, once you are started on it after life style modifications like weight loss if over weight, salt restriction, regular exercises and smoking cesation. ...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
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.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same as in non: Pregnant...3-4 half lives to reach maximal effect. ...Read more
I am 26 years old and had eclampsia in dec with HIGH BP. Been on Procardia 30mg er for a month now. First readings were 120-130/85 now 117-112/68 and 65. Could I be regulating back To normal and would dizziness upon standing make sense sometimes?
Should be normal: You should be normal by nowGet a more detailed answer ›
No: Phentermine is a raw stimulant which does not burn energy or increase metabolism. It increases heart rate, causes vasoconstriction, increases blood pressure, increases the possibility of cardiac arrhythmia, and causes loss of appetite. It would be dangerous even without a heart-related health problem, so you definitely shouldn't take it if you're on procardia (nifedipine). ...Read more
Ask: better ask your Obstetrician. Seriously. Ask your OB. He/she won't lead you astray. ...Read more
Switched from procardia XL to the generic for toprol (metoprolol) xl, when will I see a difference in my blood pressure?
I'm on 200mg hydralazine 750mg metadopa and 90mg procardia (nifedipine) and my blood pressure is still out of control. What meds are going to work?
31 weeks on procardia (nifedipine) and still having contractions but my dr said it's fine? My contractions are regular & up'd meds from 6hrs to 4 last week.
Not recommended: Prolonged use of oral medications for preterm labor are recommended against due to their lack of efficacy in preventing preterm labor and preterm birth and the risks associated with use of these medications without demonstrated benefit. Contractions are not unusual in the 3rd trimester and are not a concern if they are not associated with cervical change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer