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Procardia XL Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is nifedipine (Procardia XL)?
- What are the possible side effects of nifedipine (Procardia XL)?
- What is the most important information I should know about nifedipine (Procardia XL)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking nifedipine (Procardia XL)?
- How should I take nifedipine (Procardia XL)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Procardia XL)?
- What happens if I overdose (Procardia XL)?
- What should I avoid while taking nifedipine (Procardia XL)?
- What other drugs will affect nifedipine (Procardia XL)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Procardia XL)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Procardia XL)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include severe dizziness, pounding heartbeats, nausea, vomiting, and feeling like you might pass out.
What should I avoid while taking nifedipine (Procardia XL)?
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with nifedipine and lead to potentially dangerous effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Drinking alcohol can lower your blood pressure further and may increase certain side effects of nifedipine.
What other drugs will affect nifedipine (Procardia XL)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- conivaptan (Vaprisol);
- digoxin (Lanoxin);
- fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic, Fentora) or other narcotic pain medications;
- imatinib (Gleevec);
- isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis);
- levothyroxine (Synthroid and others);
- St. John's wort;
- tizanidine (Zanaflex);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- cold or allergy medicine;
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), or telithromycin (Ketek);
- antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), miconazole (Oravig), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), timolol (Blocadren), and others;
- heart or blood pressure medication such as nicardipine (Cardene) or quinidine (Quin-G);
- HIV/AIDS medicine such as atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), saquinavir (Invirase), or ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra); or
- NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with nifedipine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about nifedipine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Procardia XL Information
- Procardia XL Drug Interactions Center: nifedipine oral
- Procardia XL Side Effects Center
- Procardia XL Overview including Precautions
- Procardia XL FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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