DO NOT use Procardia if:
- you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Procardia.
Contact your doctor or healthcare provider immediately if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions can interact with Procardia. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have a medical condition, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding
- if you are taking any prescription or non-prescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you are allergic to medicines, foods or other substances
- if you have heart valve problems, heart failure, heart shock, heart disease, have had a heart attack, swelling of the hands or feet, slow heart rate, low blood pressure or fluid in the lungs
- if you have recently had or will have an operation, or if you have recently stopped taking a beta-blocker (eg propranolol).
Some medications can interact with Procardia. Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following
- Barbiturates (eg, phenobarbital), carbamazepine, or rifampin because they may decrease the effectiveness of Procardia
- Beta-blockers (eg, propranolol), cimetidine, cyclosporine, fluconazole, fluoxetine, imatinib, itraconazole, ketanserin, magnesium salts (eg, injectable magnesium sulfate), quinazolines (eg, metolazone), quinidine or ranitidine, as side effects may occur, including very low blood pressure.
- beta-blockers (eg, propranolol), cyclosporine, digoxin, hydantoins (eg, phenytoin), ketanserin, lithium, theophylline, vinca alkaloids (eg, vincristine) because they can increase actions and effects side effects of these medications
- Quinidine, theophylline, or vinca alkaloids (eg, vincristine) because their effectiveness may be diminished by Procardia.
This may not be a complete list of all the interactions that can occur. Ask your doctor if Procardia can interact with other medicines that you take. Consult your doctor before starting, stopping, or changing the dose of any medicine.
Important safety information:
- Procardia can cause dizziness or lightheadedness. These effects can be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medications. Use Procardia with caution. Don't drive or perform other potentially unsafe tasks until you know how you react.
- Proper dental care is important while you are taking Procardia. Brush and floss your teeth and visit the dentist regularly.
- Use Procardia with caution in the elderly; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding: If you become pregnant, consult your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Procardia while you are pregnant. It is not known if Procardia is found in breast milk. If you are breast-feeding or will be breast-feeding while using Procardia, consult your doctor. Talk about the possible risks to your baby.
Use Procardia as directed in the package leaflet.