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Drug Guide    P   ProcardiaXL

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ProcardiaXL

ProcardiaXL



USES: This drug is a calcium channel blocker. Calcium is involved in blood vessel contraction. By blocking calcium, nifedipine relaxes and widens the blood vessels. It is used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina).

 
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ProcardiaXL

Uses
This drug is a calcium channel blocker. Calcium is involved in blood vessel contraction. By blocking calcium, nifedipine relaxes and widens the blood vessels. It is used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina).
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


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How To Use
  • Tablets should be swallowed whole.
  • Do not chew, divide or crush.
  • This medication must be taken as directed to prevent chest pain.
  • It is not effective if taken only when chest pain occurs.
  • Do not stop taking this medication suddenly without talking with your doctor.
  • Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.

Side Effects
  • This drug may cause dizziness and lightheadedness especially during the first few days.
  • Avoid activities requiring alertness.
  • When you sit or lie down for a while, get up slowly to minimize dizziness and allow your body to adjust.
  • You may also experience bloating, heartburn, nausea, blurred vision, muscle cramps, headache, flushing, sweating, sleep disturbances and ankle/foot swelling.
  • If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.
  • Notify MD promptly for any chest pain or irregular pulse.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek medical attention immediately.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling (especially facial), dizziness or trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor that you take this drug.
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, including liver or heart diseases and of any allergies you may have.
  • An empty shell may appear in the stool.
  • This is normal for this drug.
  • However, caution is advised if you have digestive system problems (stricture).
  • Limit using alcohol while taking this medication.
  • Nifedipine should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Nifedipine is excreted into breast milk.
  • Though there have been no reports to date of harm to a nursing infant, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription drugs you are taking, especially beta-blockers, digoxin, quinidine, cimetidine, warfarin, calcium supplements, barbiturates, phenytoin, magnesium sulfate injection, fentanyl or high blood pressure drugs.
  • Avoid any drugs that increase your heart-rate (the decongestants phenylephrine, pseudoephedrine and phenylpropanolamine are examples).
  • These drugs are commonly found in over-the-counter cough-and-cold products.
  • Avoid grapefruit juice while using this medication, unless your doctor instructs you otherwise.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for ProcardiaXL
Overall:3 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 60
Location: florida
Time Taken: 6 months months

Reason: high blood pressure Date: 25 November 2007
Side Effects
swelling of feet and ankles

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