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Dr. Allen Fischer
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Nifedipine (Overview)

Nifedipine is a common calcium channel blocker that is used commonly as an antihypertensvie. It has many uses in cardiology and is even used in pregnancy as a tocolytic (to reduce preterm contractions). It has many forms.


Dr. Allen Fischer
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Nifedipine (Overview)

Nifedipine is a common calcium channel blocker that is used commonly as an antihypertensvie. It has many uses in cardiology and is even used in pregnancy as a tocolytic (to reduce preterm contractions). It has many forms.


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Please describe the medication: nifedipine?

Please describe the medication: nifedipine?

Calcium channel bloc: Nifedipine is a common calcium channel blocker that is used commonly as an antihypertensvie. It has many uses in cardiology and is even used in pregnancy as a tocolytic (to reduce preterm contractions). It has many forms. ...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)?

20: They can be used interchageably.Nifefipine in my experience is strongerand causes elevation of the heart rate. Norvasc (amlodipine) is well toleratec except for swelling of ankles. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Procardia (Definition)

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Adalat (Definition)

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