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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 had a shot of prednisone tues & 1 pill weds, also took a procardia (nifedipine) weds. Which of these is causing my neasea vomiting & diarrhea. What will help me?

I had a shot of prednisone tues & 1 pill weds, also took a procardia (nifedipine) weds. Which of these is causing my neasea vomiting & diarrhea. What will help me?

Side effect: The Prednisone is more likely to be associated with the nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. You don't mention why you had the drug, the process you received the drug to treat could be involved also. Then there is the possibility of yet something else..... From here in the zephyr world one can't but provide a minimalistic probability and not knowing cause, treatment is problematic. ...Read more

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I am on Nifedipine 90 mg for 20 yrs. New refill is bigger pill M 090 on it, side effects after a week. Heart racing, muscle pain, dizzy. Why is it?

I am on Nifedipine 90 mg for 20 yrs.  New refill is bigger pill M 090 on it, side effects after a week. Heart racing, muscle pain, dizzy.  Why is it?

Pharmacy: Take the bottle back to the pharmacy that filled your prescription and ask for a consultation with the pharmacist - raise your concerns. The consultation should be free. The pharmacist will examine your pills and confirm that they are/are not correct. Moreover, he/she will determine which generic company is making them and correlate if there have been other complaints. ...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?

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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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?

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

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Procardia (Definition)

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


Dr. Ira Katz
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Adalat (Definition)

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