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Nifedipine
(Generic alternative to Procardia)

Manufacturer : JB Pharma
Formulation : Capsules

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What is Procardia /Nifedipine used for?

Procardia is a medication designed to treat certain kinds of angina. Procardia may be used to treat other conditions.

How should Procardia /Nifedipine be stored?

Keep Procardia at room temperature and protect from heat, moisture, and light.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Procardia/Nifedipine ?

Always follow your doctor’s exact directions when taking Procardia. Generally, Procardia is taken by mouth, with or without food. Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while using Procardia. Make sure you swallow Procardia whole and you do not break, crush, or chew the medication.

When should Procardia /Nifedipine not be taken?

Avoid using Procardia if you are allergic to anything in the medication.

What precautions should I follow when taking Procardia /Nifedipine ?

Let your doctor know if you have any medical condition, especially one of the following: if you are pregnant, plan on becoming pregnant, or are breast-feeding; if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement; if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances; if you have heart valve problems, heart failure, heart shock, heart disease, had a heart attack, swelling of the hands or feet, a slow heart rate, low blood pressure, or fluid in your lungs; or if you have recently had or will be having surgery, or if you have recently stopped taking a beta-blocker.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Procardia /Nifedipine ?

Procardia may cause dizziness or lightheadedness. Avoid drinking alcohol and medications that cause drowsiness as these can increase certain side effects. Do not drive or perform any potentially dangerous tasks until you are aware of how you will react to Procardia. Maintaining proper dental care is important when taking Procardia. Use caution when giving Procardia to the elderly as they may be more sensitive to its effects.

When should Procardia /Nifedipine not be taken?

Serious side effects may include: allergic reaction; irregular pulse; shortness of breath; swelling of the feet or hands; tender, bleeding, or swollen gums.

Less severe side effects may include: constipation; dizziness; flushing; giddiness; headache; heat sensation; heartburn; lightheadedness; nausea; and weakness.

Other: None.

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