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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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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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How long does it take for nifedipine ointment to leave your body. I feel like it makes me very tired. Dr wants me to use 3x but think i may cut to2x?

How long does it take for nifedipine ointment  to leave your body. I feel like it makes me very tired. Dr wants me to use 3x but think i may cut to2x?

Not likely : If i recall from your question earlier this is about topical ointment for an anal fissure. It is very unlikely this anal ointment would cause any systemic side effects like being tired. If you still have many concerns about using the ointment then ask your doctor to prescribe an alternative therapy. This is a very common treatment though so an alternative may be less effective. ...Read more

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Can I still use sildenafil when I am using nifedipine?

Can I still use sildenafil when I am using nifedipine?

Yes: Nifedipine is used to lower blood pressure (among other uses). It is not considered a nitrate like Nitroglycerin which is used for chest pain (angina). Use of nitrates means you shouldn't use sildenafil & its pde5 competitors because combination can lower your blood pressure dramatically & kill you. Be careful of otc natural organic options to viagra as they are often contaminated w/viagra. ...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?

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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My dad use to take nifedipine for his hypertension, is it okay for him to switch to lisinopril, is this a better drug??

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

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Doxepin n Nifedipine er 60mg Would like uses for these meds and also to find out if either one could give severe dizzy spells and blackouts and fal?

Yes: Yes, Nifedipine can cause severe orthostatic hypotension which may manifest with weakness and falls, while Doxepin can cause dizziness, among others. Discuss with your prescriber your symptoms. ...Read more

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