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Doctor insights on: Nifedipine Diabetes Related Agent

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What do you find to be typical progression of drugs in type 2 diabetes (ie, start on metformin, but will need to add another agent after x months, etc?

What do you find to be typical progression of drugs in type 2 diabetes (ie, start on metformin, but will need to add another agent after x months, etc?

Many possible: Although metformin is the typical starting medication for most type 2 diabetics, many times it is not adequate alone to control sugars. Additional medications are based on many factors including: how high is your hemoglobin a1c, your weight, your age, other factors like heart, liver, and kidney function, cost factors. A typical next class of drugs would be a dpp-iv inhibitor or glp-1 agonist. ...Read more

Dr. Allen Fischer
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Nifedipine (Definition)

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). ...Read more


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I was in vietnam and have heart/blood pressure/diabetes problems. What else is caused by agent orange?

I was in vietnam and have heart/blood pressure/diabetes problems. What else is caused by agent orange?

Agent orange: It has been hard to pin down the effects of agent orange. To be sure, it is nasty stuff, but many of the "effects", such as heart, BP, diabetes, are very common in Viet Nam era veterans, regardless of exposure. Hopefully, you're getting treatment for these conditions. ...Read more

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Can my undifferentiated connective tissue disease be generated by my fathers severe exposure to agent orange? He has type 2 diabetes due to exposure.

Can my undifferentiated connective tissue disease be generated by my fathers severe exposure to agent orange? He has type 2 diabetes due to exposure.

Not likely.: The Institute of Medicine publishes a biennial report on the Agent Orange issue. There is limited but suggestive evidence of an association with diabetes (10% of the population has DM and very very few of them were ever exposed to AO) and no proposed evidence linking UCTD to paternal dioxin exposure. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18395 ...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?

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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Are nimodipine and nifedipine the exact same medicine?

Are nimodipine and nifedipine the exact same medicine?

No: Always ask your family physician or whoever is prescribing you a new medication. Always make sure s/he knows about everything you're taking including natural organic supplements. You can also ask your pharmacist about your medications. Finally, if all else fails, check out www.Drugs.Com & online.Epocrates.Com (latter requires free registration). ...Read more

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Are nimodipine and nifedipine the same type of medicine?

Are nimodipine and nifedipine the same type of medicine?

Yes: They are both dihydropyridine calcium blockers and have similar effects on the circulation, specifically relaxing the smooth muscle cells that comprise the arteries and so opening the circulation and reducing blood pressure. ...Read more

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Does nifedipine cause bone loss?

Does nifedipine cause bone loss?

No: Nifedipine is a blood pressure medication. As a calcium channel blocker, it relaxes the blood vessel and reduce the work load to your heart. Nifedipine does not cause bone loss. However, as with many calcium channel blocker, it may cause gingival overgrowth since it may cause soft tissue edema. Your interdental papilla (gum between the teeth) may become bulbous, increase in size, and bleeds. ...Read more

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Does nifedipine effect your bones?

Does nifedipine effect your bones?

Generally not: Nifedipine has generally no effect on bones. It is a arterial vasodilator and is used for high blood pressure, heart disease and occasionally used for arterial vasospasm. ...Read more

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Is procardia (nifedipine) xl in early pregnancy safe?

Is procardia (nifedipine) xl in early pregnancy safe?

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

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Procardia (nifedipine) ok to stop preterm contractions?

Procardia (nifedipine) ok to stop preterm contractions?

Preterm contractions: Premature contractions? Or premature labor? Premature labor is treated with Nifedipine (procardia). Real premature labor can't really be stopped by any agent for more than 24 - 48 hrs. Enough time to give steroids to the mother to accelerate fetal lung maturity. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Procardia (Definition)

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


Dr. Austina Cho
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Adalat (Definition)

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