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Dr. Allen Fischer
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Nifedipine (Overview)

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.


Dr. Allen Fischer
290 Doctors shared insights

Nifedipine (Overview)

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.


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Please describe the medication: nifedipine?

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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Fissure, dr prescribed nifedipine ointment. Spoke to nurse said use qtip. Don't get on skin, headache. Concerned what should I expect? Will it help?

Fissure, dr prescribed nifedipine ointment. Spoke to nurse said use qtip. Don't get on skin, headache. Concerned what should I expect? Will it help?

Anal fissure?: Are you referring to an anal fissure? If so then simply apply the ointment to the anal fissure as directed. There really is not much one could do wrong with the application. The systemic absorption is minimal so there should be almost no risk of side effects other than fixing the fissure. ...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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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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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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I'm advised to take nifedipine for the treatment of erectile disfunction. But I saw a writing that nifedipine works as male contraceptives. Is it?

Nifedipine for BP: Nifedipine is an antihypertensive drug which is prescribed for hypertension and angina pectoris and is not prescribed for erectile dysfunction.It is not used as male contraceptive. You should check your information is incorrect. Talk to your doctor what you are taking Nifedipine for. ...Read more

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Which is safer: nifedipine or norvasc (amlodipine)?

Which is safer: nifedipine or norvasc (amlodipine)?

Both: Both are safe when appropriately used. The main difference between the two is lipid solubility, and thus, time to onset. Nifedipine is water soluble and has reasonably quick onset, but also the levels will waver through the day. Amlodipine (or norvasc) is lipid soluble, takes about a week to ramp up in effect, and has a nice steady state effect. ...Read more

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As anyone experienced side effects of nifedipine for labor?

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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Help please? How long do nifedipine withdrawal symptoms last?

Don't stop abruptly: Stopping calcium channel blockers, particularly Nifedipine suddenly can not only cause withdrawal or "rebound" symptoms, it can dangerously elevate blood pressure and pulse to where it can cause harm. They should be tapered, or if you had a bad reaction, switched to another similar drug and that be tapered gradually. ...Read more

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Nifedipine - how long can one take it without complications or negative effects?

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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Is collagen vascular disease curable or do I have to live with it for the rest of my life. I'm 16!!! I take nifedipine btw?

Is collagen vascular disease curable or do I have to live with it for the rest of my life. I'm 16!!! I take nifedipine btw?

No cure, but: There's no cure for collagen vascular disease but the course is highly variable and it burns out in some. For the rest, there are increasingly effective treatments so stay the course and remain optimistic. (there are many diseases today that are curable that were incurable in the past). ...Read more

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How much time do nifedipine withdrawal symptoms last?

A few days: With these kinds of calcium channel blockers, it is not usually recommended that they be discontinued rapidly or at once. Tapering the dose down over a week can reduce the "rebound" symptoms - it is not truly a "withdrawal, " in the usual sense. If stopped abruptly, I have seen symptoms go on for a week, but they are usually only noticeable for 3-4 days. ...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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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

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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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Why is nifedipine not used for asthma?

Wrong site of action: Many meds work by acting on "receptors" on cell surfaces. Receptors trigger activity within cells, causing the intended effect. Intended receptors can be present in many parts of the body, or med may act on different receptors (both reasons for side effects, or multiple uses for same med). Nifedipine blocks certain calcium channels. Blocking these does not open the bronchi, so not helpful. ...Read more

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Can adalat (nifedipine) raise psa level?

Not likely: Consult this site for nifedipine/adalat pharmacology and side effects.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000816/. ...Read more

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