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Nifedipine

FDA Approved: April 28, 1989
Pharm Company: PUREPAC PHARM
Category: Chest Pain (Angina)

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Nifedipine Overview

Nifedipine (brand names Adalat CC and Procardia, according to FDA Orange Book) is a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker that primarily blocks L-type calcium channels.[1] Its main uses are as an antianginal (especially in Prinzmetal's angina) and antihypertensive, although a large number of other indications have recently been found for this agent, such as Raynaud's phenomenon, premature labor, and painful spasms of the esophagus such as in cancer and tetanus patients. It is also commonly ...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nifedipine

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calcibloc od tablet for high blood
tablet ## what is calcibloc? ## a calcibloc is the branded name for nifedipine and it is a medicine for high blood and it is a calcium blocker....not all the people can take it easily cause the patient need to ask a prescription to the doctor cause high blood is not a easy illness like cough.....so thats it don't take it for granted cause this might be the cause of one's death... ## Can i take 1 calcibloc,my bp is 150/100,so can i take medicene with out permission by a doctor
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mustard color markings b and 60
Have been taking NIFEDIPINE ER 60 MG for years and my pharmacy is now supplying a pill NIFEDIPINE ER 60 MG which is a mustard yellowpill round much smaller and with markings of B on one side and 60 on other. Are these tablets identical as have been able to find any info and could be coincidence but my breathing has become much worse ## Hello, Eugene! How are you? Yes, that is the correct medication, this tablet also contains 60mgs of Nifedipine in a time released formulation. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, stomach pain and headache. When was the last time your blood pressure was checked? If you're having trouble breathing, you need to have it checked out, because that may be a sign of congestive heart failure.
Updated 2 months ago.
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dosage of nifedipine
I accidentally have my husband 60 mg of nifedipine twice today. Will it hurt him? ## How is he doing? Did he suffer any adverse effects? Anytime something like this happens, it is best to contact the prescriber, or poison control to be sure of the person's safety. While there are those of us online that are happy to help, if we can, we cannot administer life saving procedures, if they'd be needed. Doubling up on a medication such as this could cause hypotension and dangerously lowered heart rate.
Updated 3 months ago.
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nifelat retard
what is it used for ## This tablet contains the active ingredient Nifedipine, it is a calcium channel blocker used to treat conditions such as Angina and high blood pressure. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, headache and backache. Read more: Are there any questions or comments? ## is nifelat retard and carditas retard is the same as nifedipine ## when i take Nifedipine 20gm,i have headache .what can i do ? ## Nifelat Retard... I have been taking Nifelat retard with Hydrochlorothiazide for a month and side effect are more than the good effects. backache, joints pain, nausea and colds. Is this normal? ## I have been taking Nifelat Retard for the last 5 years and my ankles swell during the day - is there any relation to the drug and the swelling of the ankles?
Updated 3 months ago.
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Nifedipine-Calcibloc intake interval
Hi, my mom just got her blood pressure 180/100, she took one 5mg @ 7pm then we checked her after 3 hrs but still got the same reading. She again took a 5mg. Is it OK? How long is the right interval and how long should it take effect? ## Hello, Necromex! How is she doing? These medications don't work that fast, it will take a few days before they start lowering her blood pressure and about a month, before they reach their full efficacy level in her body. So no, she can't keep taking one, checking it and then taking another. What instructions did her doctor provide with the medication?
Updated 7 months ago.
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Nifedipine for Raynauds
I'm 41, I have suffered in winter for many years from bad circulation, or so I thought! Until I visited the doctor, I regularly suffer from chill blains, my fingers and toes turn white with cold, and then as they warm up, turn Blue The bright red then all pins and needles which is quite painful. I recently visited the doctor for something else and happened to mention about my fingers and toes wheni got cold, that's when she informed that I was suffering from Raynauds Phenomenon, where the blood vessels in my extremities close up blocking blood supply to the the ends of my fingers and toes. She told me about Nifedipine, which opens up the blood vessels allowing free flowing blood, I thought great, I'll give it a go! She did warn me of the side effects, head aches, nausea, diz...
Updated 7 months ago.
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Nifedipine ER and Bystolic
Is it ok to take Nifedipine ER and Bystolic at the same time? ## Hello, Bhey68! How are you? Nifedipine is a calcium channel blocker and the Nebivolol in the Bystolic is a beta blocker, these types of medications are often combined, because it increases their blood pressure lowering effects. Has your doctor prescribed both? Learn more Nifedipine ER details here. Learn more Bystolic details here. They may also cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and stomach pain.
Updated 10 months ago.
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nifedipine 90 mg
Can you take 2 the same day? ## Hello, Jose! How are you? 90mgs of the regular release Nifedipine is the maximum recommended daily dosage. Learn more Nifedipine details here. Is that the amount your doctor has prescribed? If it isn't controlling your condition, you may want to speak to them about switching to the time released formulation, which can go as high as 120mgs per day, or an additional medication may need to be added.
Updated 10 months ago.
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nifedipine AND Atenolol
I was diagnose with high blood pressure (BP) about ten years ago (at 40 years) and my doctor prescribe Atenolo 50 mg which I used for about three years. Then my doctor added nifedipine 20mg which I am now taking for about seven years. About two years now I feel dizzy when I stand for some time and when I check my BP I am getting low reading example, 104/65, 95/60/, 112/75. My doctor did kidney's and diabetic's blood test which he said was ok. About one year ago I was diagnose with diabetics but it is under control. I reduce the nifedipine 20mg to 10 and later 5mg but still get the dizzy feeling at times. When I exercise(walking) 4-7Km every other day my BP even go down lower. My concern is when stand for some time with little movements I feel dizzy due the low BP at that time. O...
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nifedipine bp
The full name on the card of tablets is: Nifelat R Nifedipine BP 20mg Remedica - Cyprus It's a small round tablet, similar in size to Nifedipine Extended Release Tablets Carditas Retard ## Effect. On Libido
Updated 1 year ago.
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Nifedipine
  • Capsule: 10mg, 20mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 30mg, 60mg, 90mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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