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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nifedipine do for raynauds? What is small vessel disease? Other treatments.Tried hot packs, blankets, gloves. Uncomfortable fingers toes freezing cold
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
Wrong site of action: Many meds work by acting on "receptors" on cell surfaces. Receptors trigger activity within cells, causing the intended effect. Intended receptors can be present in many parts of the body, or med may act on different receptors (both reasons for side effects,or multiple uses for same med). Nifedipine blocks certain calcium channels. Blocking these does not open the bronchi, so not helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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