Procardia

What is Procardia?

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. 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 used for the small subset of pulmonary hypertension patients whose symptoms respond to calcium channel blockers. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic health system.

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Could taking Procardia cause H.E.L.L.P syndrome? I am an RN and had a mother 33 3/7 pregnant with twins. Small irritability contractions. Gave...

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Procardia (Nifedipine) causing HELLP syndrome is a very unlikely phenomenon. There are no reports of such cases in medical literature.
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I was on procardia xl 30 mg for over twenty years, then they added toprol xl 25 about 2 years ago for AFIB. I recently am getting flu like systoms...

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Sometimes any drugs can cause problems even after long time use. May be it's idiopathic or allergic. Your...

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My doctor wrote my prescription for procardia 30mg XL to take 1-2 as needed once daily. My pressure was high last night so I took two and 4 hours...

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I would like to tell you that palpitation with shakiness either can be anxiety or a febrile episode. It’s recommended for you to consult a...

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My doctor wrote my prescription for procardia 30mg XL to take 1-2 as needed once daily. My pressure was high last night so I took two and 4 hours...

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I was on procardia xl 30 mg for over twenty years, then they added toprol xl 25 about 2 years ago for AFIB. I recently am getting flu like systoms...

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