Adalat (nifedipine) ok during pregnancy to control high blood pressure?

Class C category. Class c means use with caution if benefits outweight risks. Animal studies show risk and human study not available/not done. It is secreted in breast milk so safer alternative is recommended. There are safer med for BP control during pregnancy, but may not be appropriate for everyone..So, consult your doc..Good luck.

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Have you ever taken adalat (nifedipine) cc for high blood pressure during pregnancy?

See below. Its a class c risk in pregnancy ie take if benefits exceed risks. Nifedipine crosses the placenta. Use in pregnancy only when clearly needed and when the benefits outweigh the potential hazard to the fetus. Hypotension and fetus growth retardation [iugr are reported as risks.Iugr also reported with maternal hypertension.It is prescribed understanding the above. Read more...

Is it safe to take nifedipine without having high blood pressure?

Depends. There are different reasons to take nifedipine. Some conditions include hypertension, chronic stable or vasospastic angina, high altitude pulmonary edema, pulmonary hypertension, or raynaud's phenomena. If you have specific questions about this medication, you should see your family practice physician. Read more...

I have a problem with high blood pressure. Is adalat (nifedipine) a good medication?

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 more...

I had well-controlled (nifedipine XL 30 mg/day) hypertension prior to & during pregnancy. Had baby 2 wks ago, BP now about 140/100. No sx @ all. Help?

It is quite. common for blood pressure to rise during and for a little time following pregnancy but it's time to consult with your PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER (not your OB-GYN) for adjustment of your BP medications. OFTEN all that is needed is a DIURETIC to clear the excess salt/water/edema which accompany normal Pregnancies! Hope this helps! Dr Z. Read more...

I'm on 200mg hydralazine 750mg metadopa and 90mg procardia (nifedipine) and my blood pressure is still out of control. What meds are going to work?

Diagnosis first! Bella, this is NOT a garden variety adult hypertension... In your age group it may be a renal artery stenosis; has your doctor considered ALL possible causes? You must not just treat a number, this is wrong! Read more...
Not usual. i agree with dr. averbuch. a more in depth understanding of what is underlying your hypertension is indicated. or it may be that a different mix of meds is indicated. see a BP specialist, cardiologist or nephrologist. Read more...