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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If it works for you.: It is a good medication, but only so if it is controlling/adequately reducing your blood pressure without causing significant side effects and is affordable. Since your doc prescribed it for you, he/she must feel that it is a good fit for you. If your BP is not controlled, consult your doc for possible addition of treatment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be dangerous: When you are pregnant , do not use any medicines unless your doctor tells you to. Some medicines can harm your baby. Make sure that all your doctors know that you are pregnant ...Read more
I'm hypertensive and on atenolo & nifedipine.Can i stop medication when my BP drops for more than a week?
This should be: Discussed with your physician ...Stopping meds on your own can be a risky endeavor. ...Read more
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
Which medication would you consider to be more favourable for high blood pressure Amlodipine or Nifedipine?
BP: They are very similar and have about the same utility for HBP. ...Read more
Fast heart rate...my cardiology give me adalat (nifedipine) 30 mg what I noticed is medication makes my heart beat faster ..reach to 145 beats/min when just walk !
Nifedipine: Hello and Welcome to HealthTap, yes it can cause rebound tachycardia. Heart rate of 145 b/min is high, please discuss with your cardiologist to change it to another class of medication for hypertension. I hope I have answered your question. If you are interested we can talk about it further via virtual consult. I would need other relavent information before making any relavent change. Thank you! ...Read more
My dad use to take nifedipine for his hypertension, is it okay for him to switch to lisinopril, is this a better drug??
Needs caution.: The two drugs have different mechanisms of action. Not all people respond equally to each. And there are often racial differences in response to BP medications. The best approach would be to discuss this issue with ones doctor. It would not be unusual for a person to require therapy with both nifedipine and lisinopril (or other drugs in their respective classes). ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Nifedipine: Generally for hypertension.Get a more detailed answer ›
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