Procardia (Nifedipine)

Procardia is used to treat certain types of angina (chest pain).

Dosage Quantity Price View
10 mg (EU2EU) 30
10 mg (EU2EU) 60
10 mg (EU2EU) 90
10 mg (EU2EU) 120
10 mg (EU2EU) 180

How is it used?

Procardia is used to treat certain types of angina (chest pain). Procardia is a calcium channel blocking agent. It works by interfering with the normal action of calcium in constricting blood vessels (relaxes blood vessels) and contracting the heart muscle (the heart can beat less forcefully and pump less blood) and nerve conduction of the heart (the heart may beat slower and more regularly). Calcium channel blockers are used to dilate (widen) the arteries of the heart and other arteries (reduce the chest pain of angina pectoris and lower high blood pressure), and stabilize the heart rhythm in conditions where the heart beats too much. fast or with an irregular rhythm (antiarrhythmic effects).

For what conditions or diseases is this medicine prescribed?

Treats blood vessels or blood pressure

Procardia is used to treat certain types of angina (chest pain). Procardia is a calcium channel blocking agent. It works by interfering with the normal action of calcium in constricting blood vessels (relaxes blood vessels) and contracting the heart muscle (the heart can beat less forcefully and pump less blood) and nerve conduction of the heart (the heart may beat slower and more regularly). Calcium channel blockers are used to dilate (widen) the arteries of the heart and other arteries (reduce the chest pain of angina pectoris and lower high blood pressure), and stabilize the heart rhythm in conditions where the heart beats too much. fast or with an irregular rhythm (antiarrhythmic effects).

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.

How should this medicine be used?

Use Procardia as directed by your doctor.

  • Take Procardia by mouth with or without food.
  • Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while using Procardia.
  • Swallow Procardia whole. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing.
  • If you miss a dose of Procardia, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take 2 doses at the same time.

Ask your doctor any questions you have about the use of Procardia.

What are the side effects that this medicine could cause?

How is Procardia (Nifedipine) stored?

Store Procardia at room temperature, between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store it in the bathroom. Keep Procardia out of the reach of children and away from pets.

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