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Can I breastfeed while taking nifedical XL 30mg a day?

Can I breastfeed while taking nifedical XL 30mg a day?

NifedicalXR: This drug which is a channel blocker and is used for the treatment of jigh blood pressure can be taken safely during breast feeding. ...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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Can I breastfeed while taking nifedical XL 30mg a day?

NifedicalXR: This drug which is a channel blocker and is used for the treatment of jigh blood pressure can be taken safely during breast feeding. ...Read more

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What is the one time dosage of Diflucan for oral thrush and how safe is it to take with nifedical XL, Zoloft, (sertraline) Vitamin D3, and Fibercon?

What is the one time dosage of Diflucan for oral thrush and how safe is it to take with nifedical XL, Zoloft, (sertraline) Vitamin D3, and Fibercon?

Needs workup: There is no recommendation for a one time for for oral thrush- this sign represents something is is going on that requires further work-up. L recommend seeing a doctor to help diagnose what is going on with you. ...Read more

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What is the 1 time dose of Diflucan for oral thrush and how safe is it to take with nifedical XL, Zoloft, (sertraline) Vitamin D3, Fibercon + vegetable acidophilus?

What is the 1 time dose of Diflucan for oral thrush and how safe is it to take with nifedical XL, Zoloft, (sertraline) Vitamin D3, Fibercon + vegetable acidophilus?

Why thrush?: An important aspect of this is to define the reason for thrush. There is always a reason, usually antibiotic or cortisone-type inhaler. You can use it once. Not for a long period because it may cause serious high blood levels of some meds. ...Read more

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Does nifedical protect your kidneys?

Does nifedical protect your kidneys?

High BP: In individuals with high blood pressure, control of BP with medications such as Nifedipine will help protect the kidneys from long term effects of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Does nifedical work better than nifedipine?

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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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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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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Please describe the medication: nifedipine?

CCB: 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 Diltiazem or verapamil can. ...Read more

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How long does it take for nifedipine to work?

How long does it take for nifedipine to work?

Depends: It comes as a long acting form and a short acting form. If you take a short acting capsule on an empty stomach, it will work within 1-2 hours. If you cut off the end and squeeze the medicine under your tongue (not recommended), it will work in 1-2 minutes but can cause excessive fall in BP so can be dangerous. ...Read more

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How long does it take to achieve effective nifedipine level?

4-5 doses: Usually it takes about 4-5 doses to achieve a steady state of most drugs. Full effects on blood pressure for instance may take up to 4 weeks to be seen. ...Read more

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33 years old female with BP 140/90 without medication. Am prescribed nifedipine 30 mg OD. How can I bring it down without medication. No med history.

33 years old female with BP 140/90 without medication. Am prescribed nifedipine 30 mg OD. How can I bring it down without medication. No med history.

Here are some: Lifestyle is a equally as important to medications. Here are some tips
- If overweight losing weight can help reduce BP
- Diet with low salt, Salt cause fluid retention thus increasing blood pressure
- Smoking can increase up to 10mmhg bp in some occasions
- Recent studies also show how yoga and meditation help lower bp

There ya go
Cheers C ...Read more

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What's adalat (nifedipine) cc?

What's adalat (nifedipine) cc?

Nifedipine: This is a calcium channel blocker that has a variety of uses, including to treat / prevent headache and control high blood pressure by relaxing vessels. ...Read more

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What are the half-lives of Isosorbide MN and Nifedipine?

What are the half-lives of Isosorbide MN and Nifedipine?

Approximately: 5 hours for Isosorbide Mononitrate used for prevention of angina pectoris due to coronary heart disease, HTN and MI. It is a vasodilatory agent that dilates the blood vessels. It lowers blood pressure and reduces the left ventricular preload and after load reducing the hearts oxygen requirement.
Nifedipine 1/2 life 2 hours. Calcium channel blocker. Go to Medscape or Drugbank for more info. ...Read more

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Nifedipine used for labor?

Used to stop labor: Nifedipine can be used to stop threated preterm labor in certain circumstances. ...Read more

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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

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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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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

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I am having a headache after nifedipine what else can I take?

I am having a headache after nifedipine what else can I take?

Nifedipine: When you have side effects speak to your doctor for a change in dose or medicine. There are lots of antihypertensives. ...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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Nifedipine - how long can one take it without complications or negative effects?

Nifedipine: It is a pretty safe drug. Would make sure you are on the long acting form as the short acting can cause a sudden drop in your bp. ...Read more

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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.

Can't do it: You can't take 15 mg of Procardia (nifedipine) xl ("er"). The smallest dose is 30 mg, you can't break them in half, crush, or chew them as they're gel filled and you'll get the full dose rapidly with an immediate release. ...Read more

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How long does it take for nifedipine ointment to leave your body. I feel like it makes me very tired. Dr wants me to use 3x but think I may cut to2x?

Not likely: If I recall from your question earlier this is about topical ointment for an anal fissure. It is very unlikely this anal ointment would cause any systemic side effects like being tired. If you still have many concerns about using the ointment then ask your doctor to prescribe an alternative therapy. This is a very common treatment though so an alternative may be less effective. ...Read more