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Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
Nifedipine Drug Information
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Nifedipine 5mg is used to prevent certain types of chest pain (angina). It may allow you to exercise more and decrease the frequency of angina attacks. Nifedipine belongs to a class of medications known as calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. Nifedipine 5mg must be taken regularly to be effective. It should not be used to treat attacks of chest pain when they occur. Use other medications (such as sublingual nitroglycerin) to relieve attacks of chest pain as directed by your doctor. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for details. Older adults should discuss the risks and benefits of Nifedipine 5mg with their doctor or pharmacist, as well as other possibly safer forms of nifedipine (such as the long-acting tablets).
How to Use Nifedipine
Take Nifedipine 5mg by mouth, usually 3 times daily with or without food or as directed by your doctor. Swallow Nifedipine 5mg whole. Do not crush, chew, or break the capsule. The Dosage of Nifedipine 5mg is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Your doctor may gradually increase your dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while taking Nifedipine 5mg unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Grapefruit can increase the amount of certain medications in your bloodstream. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Use Nifedipine 5mg regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day. Tell your doctor if your condition worsens (for example, your chest pain worsens or is more frequent).
Before taking Nifedipine 5mg, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Nifedipine 5mg may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Nifedipine 5mg should not be used if you have a certain medical condition. Before using this medicine,certain heart problems (such as congestive heart failure, aortic stenosis). Before using Nifedipine 5mg, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,liver problems, kidney problems. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking Nifedipine 5mg. Nifedipine 5mg may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Nifedipine 5mg, especially dizziness, constipation, or swelling ankles/feet. During pregnancy, Nifedipine 5mg should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Nifedipine 5mg passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Nifedipine 5mg, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
See also the How to Use section. Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Other medications can affect the removal of nifedipine from your body, which may affect how nifedipine works. Examples include apalutamide, cimetidine, enzalutamide, mitotane, quinupristin/dalfopristin, St. John's wort, rifamycins (such as rifabutin, rifampin), drugs used to treat seizures (such as carbamazepine, phenytoin), among others. Some products have ingredients that could raise your heart rate or worsen your chest pain. Tell your pharmacist what products you are using, and ask how to use them safely (especially cough-and-cold products, diet aids, or NSAIDs such as ibuprofen/naproxen). Cimetidine is a nonprescription drug that is commonly used to treat extra stomach acid. Because cimetidine may interact with nifedipine, ask your pharmacist about other products to treat extra stomach acid.
Nifedipine Side Effects
What are Nifedipine side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Nifedipine may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Nifedipine as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Nifedipine
The side effects of Nifedipine may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Nifedipine. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Nifedipine may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Nifedipine, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Nifedipine.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Nifedipine, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Nifedipine and the side effects associated with Nifedipine are described in the following:
Common Nifedipine Side Effects
- peripheral edema
- headache disorder
- general weakness
Less Frequent Nifedipine Side Effects
- allergic dermatitis
- joint stiffness
- cramps in legs
- erectile dysfunction
- sleep disorder
- pruritus of skin
- mood changes
Rare or Very Rare Nifedipine Side Effects
- transient blindness
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- chronic heart failure
- severe hypotension
- gingival hyperplasia
- skin rash
- acute myocardial infarction
- toxic epidermal necrolysis
- thrombocytopenic disorder
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- exfoliative dermatitis
- atrial fibrillation
- kidney stone
- acute eruptions of skin
- acute confusion
- libido changes
- weight loss
- muscle weakness
- visual changes
- breast engorgement
- symptoms of anxiety
- facial edema
Store at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Nifedipine 5mg when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
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