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

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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Is it safe to go back to nifedipine after a week of taking twynsta 80/10 and bp is reduced significantly
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Combination of nifedipine and rexigen
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Is it advisable to use nifedipine together with rexigen?
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round thick orange or peach pill M on the front N E 60 on the back
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i found a round peach pill with M on one side and NE 60 on the other icant find anything about it. ## Hello, Hbird! How are you? This tablet is manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 60mgs of Nifedipine. The FDA classifies this medication as being a calcium channel blocker that is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. Typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, increased urination and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 months ago.
nifedipine and dreams.
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I am taking 60mg of nifedipine and I am having unpleasant dreams every night.Is there an alternative which does not have this side effect?
Updated 2 months ago.
Adalat Retard side effects
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I have been taking 10mg twice daily for 25 years. My new G.P. has now raised it to 30 mg.once daily after only two high b.p readings. I started with 30 yesterday morning and have felt unwell all day. Also awful headache that I cannot get rid of. I am concerned how long is this going to continue as I have several other health problems. Thanking you.
Updated 2 months ago.
adefin side effects
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could it cause aching hips and legs ## Hello, Bertygerm! How are you? This is listed as containing the active ingredient Nifedipine, which the FDA classifies as a calcium channel blocker that is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. And yes, it can cause that as a side effect, in some people that take it, along with nausea, dizziness, headache and weight gain. However, side effects will typically improve in about 4 to 6 weeks, once your body gets used to the medication. If they don't, or if they worsen, you should consult your doctor as you may need to switch to a different medication. Are there any other questions or concerns?
Updated 3 months ago.
Mylan Nifedipine 30mg
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Started taking this medication 5 days ago for blockage in upper thigh, now have extreme pain in my foot how long will this painl last now that the blood is getting to my foot. Some of my toes are black as well.
Updated 4 months ago.
calcibloc od tablet for high blood
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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 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
Updated 7 months ago.
mustard color markings b and 60
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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 10 months ago.
dosage of nifedipine
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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 11 months ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • 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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