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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
Same as in non: Pregnant...3-4 half lives to reach maximal effect. ...Read more
Variable: It will take at least 5 days to reach a steady state blood level, but it could take several weeks to have a maximal biologic effect. ...Read more
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 more
I have been having contractions since 14 weeks and I'm now 26 weeks and they are getting worse. I'm already on procardia (nifedipine) and its not working...?
Cervix: So long as your cervix isn't shortening the contractions may not be threatening. I had a lot of contractions in my pregnancy, took the Procardia (nifedipine) as well. My cervix never changed which was good. The cervix is s'more meaningful measurement of whether these contractions are something to be worried about. Ask for a transvaginal ultrasound to check with your doctor. ...Read more
Delivered baby 2 weeks ago. Blood pressure is very high, especially when lying down. Taking Lebetalol and Procardia (nifedipine). Will my BP return to normal?
I have been on procardia (nifedipine) 30mg ER for a week no change in pressure, after how long would YOU as a doctor feel it should be increased?
Nifedipine: This drug works fairly rapidly but the question is not as simple as you make it. The recommendation needs to be made in the context of individualized care. There isn't enough information in the question to answer other than very superficially ...Read more
On procardia (nifedipine) for preterm labor since 30 weeks. Now 36w & 3 days- dr told me to stop taking it. When should I expect labor after stopping the procardia (nifedipine)?
Varries: Could be days or you may go to or past your due date, only time will tell. ...Read more
Since staring procardia (~3 weeks), I have a weird taste in my mouth and it makes food/drink taste awful. Will this resolve?
After three weeks: These side effects are unlikely to resolve with further use. Contact your health care provider and ask for a different medication to manage your health issues. ...Read more
28 weeks pg-just left 8 weeks @hospital for 0 cervical length/funneled to cerclage/iu. Shocked to still be pg! Could I go full term? On procardia/steroids
Yes: You could, but you are a high risk to have a preterm delivery. Every day you keep the baby undelivered helps the baby when the baby eventually delivers. Good luck! ...Read more
Is it common to be nauseous while having contractions @ 34 weeks or should I be concerned? 1st pregnancy, stopped procardia (nifedipine) 2 days ago for ptl
Call your OBGYN NOW: Should not be nauseated necessarily and why did they stop it before 36-37 weeks unless u were having problems or it was not working? If u are nauseated need to make sure your BP is not going up or that u do not have any other problems and if u don't anti- nausea meds can be given to u like zofran (ondansetron) - safe and it works so call your OB now and any further issues should be directed 1st to your OB! ...Read more
Is it safe to be on procardia (nifedipine) and vistril multiple times a day for multiple weeks to prevent preterm labor? Started having contractions at 30wks.
I had a shot of prednisone tues & 1 pill weds, also took a procardia (nifedipine) weds. Which of these is causing my neasea vomiting & diarrhea. What will help me?
Side effect: The Prednisone is more likely to be associated with the nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. You don't mention why you had the drug, the process you received the drug to treat could be involved also. Then there is the possibility of yet something else..... From here in the zephyr world one can't but provide a minimalistic probability and not knowing cause, treatment is problematic. ...Read more
Can procardia (nifedipine) mask preeclampsia if you take it for ptl and start having symptoms of preeclampsia once med is stopped, such as abdominal pain & nausea?
Abdo pain and nausea: Are more symptomatic of premature labor, you should be asking this? To your OB doc. The most common symptom of pre- eclamp is elevated BP along with other signs, u need to call your OB as you may need to get back on it or a diff med if u are still early and it is easy to get your BP checked. ...Read more
31 weeks pregnant on procardia (nifedipine) & vistarol & at last prenatal appt, dr said cervix is closed but felt baby's head & have had severe cramps for hours?
Need to go to hosp!: Procardia (nifedipine) is used to treat preterm labor/contractions. So if you are on it and still getting cramps (which are likely contractions) you need to go to l&d or ur doctors office: need a fetal fibronectin test, need a sonogram measurement of cervix length and monitoring for preterm labor. If ptl: need to be admitted to hospital to try to stop it. ...Read more