What is nifedipine CR?
This medication is used alone or in combination with other drugs to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Nifedipine belongs to a class of medications known as calcium channel blockers.
What is nifedipine ER 30 mg used for?
This medication is used alone or in combination with other drugs to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.
What are the side effects of nifedipine 30 mg?
Nifedipine lowers your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. The most common side effects include headache, flushing, constipation, feeling tired and swollen ankles. These usually improve after a few days of treatment.
How much does nifedipine lower BP?
Continuous hemodynamic monitoring provided further evidence’2 that nifedipine exerts a rapid, profound and persistent antihypertensive action. Mean arterial pressure, in fact, was lowered by 21% of control at 30 minutes (average fall 28 mm Hg) and by 16% at 120 minutes after the drug.
Does nifedipine cause kidney failure?
Renal failure can happen with Procardia XL (nifedipine) but it is very uncommon. Renal side effects have included kidney calculus (less than 1%) and new or worsened renal insufficiency (less than 0.5%).
Can nifedipine cause cancer?
Breast cancer is found among people who take Nifedipine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 – 12 months. The phase IV clinical study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 37,661 people who have side effects when taking Nifedipine from the FDA, and is updated regularly.
Is nifedipine safe?
According to the March of Dimes, nifedipine is effective and relatively safe, which is why doctors use it so much. Nifedipine has no side effects for your baby. The possible side effects for you may include: If your blood pressure drops for a prolonged period, it can affect blood flow to your baby.