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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?

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: 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?

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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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Procardia (Definition)

Procardia is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more


Dr. Wendy Askew
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Adalat (Definition)

Adalat is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more