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Comment from: bighairstick1 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: February 09

it did nothing for my raynauds

Comment from: bighairstick1 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: February 09

it did nothing for my raynauds

Comment from: Cabookie12 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 19

I was taking 30MG of XL and my blood pressure still wasn't coming down, so my doctor increased it to 60MG. As soon as I increased, I started experiencing side effects such as "feeling of warmth" throughout my body, but especially my ears and thighs. They felt like they were on fire!! So annoying. Then my feet started to swell up. Switching medications AGAIN.

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In the U.S., 1 in every 4 deaths is caused by heart disease. See Answer
Comment from: bighairstick1 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: February 09

it did nothing for my raynauds

Comment from: Cabookie12 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 19

I was taking 30MG of XL and my blood pressure still wasn't coming down, so my doctor increased it to 60MG. As soon as I increased, I started experiencing side effects such as "feeling of warmth" throughout my body, but especially my ears and thighs. They felt like they were on fire!! So annoying. Then my feet started to swell up. Switching medications AGAIN.

Comment from: 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: July 19

I taken many different Blood pressure medication and thos has seem to work the must!!

Comment from: bighairstick1 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: February 09

it did nothing for my raynauds

Comment from: Cabookie12 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 19

I was taking 30MG of XL and my blood pressure still wasn't coming down, so my doctor increased it to 60MG. As soon as I increased, I started experiencing side effects such as "feeling of warmth" throughout my body, but especially my ears and thighs. They felt like they were on fire!! So annoying. Then my feet started to swell up. Switching medications AGAIN.

Comment from: 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: July 19

I taken many different Blood pressure medication and thos has seem to work the must!!

Comment from: procardia 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 12

extreme weakness

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Comment from: bighairstick1 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: February 09

it did nothing for my raynauds

Comment from: Cabookie12 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 19

I was taking 30MG of XL and my blood pressure still wasn't coming down, so my doctor increased it to 60MG. As soon as I increased, I started experiencing side effects such as "feeling of warmth" throughout my body, but especially my ears and thighs. They felt like they were on fire!! So annoying. Then my feet started to swell up. Switching medications AGAIN.

Comment from: 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: July 19

I taken many different Blood pressure medication and thos has seem to work the must!!

Comment from: procardia 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 12

extreme weakness

Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 16

i have tachicardia

Comment from: bighairstick1 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: February 09

it did nothing for my raynauds

Comment from: Cabookie12 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 19

I was taking 30MG of XL and my blood pressure still wasn't coming down, so my doctor increased it to 60MG. As soon as I increased, I started experiencing side effects such as "feeling of warmth" throughout my body, but especially my ears and thighs. They felt like they were on fire!! So annoying. Then my feet started to swell up. Switching medications AGAIN.

Comment from: 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: July 19

I taken many different Blood pressure medication and thos has seem to work the must!!

Comment from: procardia 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 12

extreme weakness

Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 16

i have tachicardia

Comment from: Ken 75 or over Male less than 1 month Patient Published: September 01

Prescribed by MD after blood pressure has gone wildly high. After one pill my BP went down but got a roaring headache and feet turned red and swelled up. Can't continue to take it. My Diovan 320 seems to have stopped working for some reason. Taking Clonidine as emergency treatment tho makes me sleepy.

Related Reading: headache | diovan | treatment

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Comment from: bighairstick1 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: February 09

it did nothing for my raynauds

Comment from: Cabookie12 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 19

I was taking 30MG of XL and my blood pressure still wasn't coming down, so my doctor increased it to 60MG. As soon as I increased, I started experiencing side effects such as "feeling of warmth" throughout my body, but especially my ears and thighs. They felt like they were on fire!! So annoying. Then my feet started to swell up. Switching medications AGAIN.

Comment from: 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: July 19

I taken many different Blood pressure medication and thos has seem to work the must!!

Comment from: procardia 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 12

extreme weakness

Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 16

i have tachicardia

Comment from: Ken 75 or over Male less than 1 month Patient Published: September 01

Prescribed by MD after blood pressure has gone wildly high. After one pill my BP went down but got a roaring headache and feet turned red and swelled up. Can't continue to take it. My Diovan 320 seems to have stopped working for some reason. Taking Clonidine as emergency treatment tho makes me sleepy.

Related Reading: headache | diovan | treatment

Comment from: Betty 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 22

Procardia, I feel, has been a problem with my constant upset,gas and bloated feelings in my stomach, sometimes affecting my bowel movements (the painful effects I feel).

Related Reading: procardia | stomach

Comment from: bighairstick1 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: February 09

it did nothing for my raynauds

Comment from: Cabookie12 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 19

I was taking 30MG of XL and my blood pressure still wasn't coming down, so my doctor increased it to 60MG. As soon as I increased, I started experiencing side effects such as "feeling of warmth" throughout my body, but especially my ears and thighs. They felt like they were on fire!! So annoying. Then my feet started to swell up. Switching medications AGAIN.

Comment from: 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: July 19

I taken many different Blood pressure medication and thos has seem to work the must!!

Comment from: procardia 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 12

extreme weakness

Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 16

i have tachicardia

Comment from: Ken 75 or over Male less than 1 month Patient Published: September 01

Prescribed by MD after blood pressure has gone wildly high. After one pill my BP went down but got a roaring headache and feet turned red and swelled up. Can't continue to take it. My Diovan 320 seems to have stopped working for some reason. Taking Clonidine as emergency treatment tho makes me sleepy.

Related Reading: headache | diovan | treatment

Comment from: Betty 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 22

Procardia, I feel, has been a problem with my constant upset,gas and bloated feelings in my stomach, sometimes affecting my bowel movements (the painful effects I feel).

Related Reading: procardia | stomach

Comment from: Shirley 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: August 28

I have been on this medicine for years, the 30 mg. My blood pressure began to go too high so the Dr. put me on 60 mg. Now I have been having nausea and dizziness after breakfast. I didn't think about it being my bp medicine until I read this article.

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: bighairstick1 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: February 09

it did nothing for my raynauds

Comment from: Cabookie12 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 19

I was taking 30MG of XL and my blood pressure still wasn't coming down, so my doctor increased it to 60MG. As soon as I increased, I started experiencing side effects such as "feeling of warmth" throughout my body, but especially my ears and thighs. They felt like they were on fire!! So annoying. Then my feet started to swell up. Switching medications AGAIN.

Comment from: 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: July 19

I taken many different Blood pressure medication and thos has seem to work the must!!

Comment from: procardia 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 12

extreme weakness

Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 16

i have tachicardia

Comment from: Ken 75 or over Male less than 1 month Patient Published: September 01

Prescribed by MD after blood pressure has gone wildly high. After one pill my BP went down but got a roaring headache and feet turned red and swelled up. Can't continue to take it. My Diovan 320 seems to have stopped working for some reason. Taking Clonidine as emergency treatment tho makes me sleepy.

Related Reading: headache | diovan | treatment

Comment from: Betty 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 22

Procardia, I feel, has been a problem with my constant upset,gas and bloated feelings in my stomach, sometimes affecting my bowel movements (the painful effects I feel).

Related Reading: procardia | stomach

Comment from: Shirley 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: August 28

I have been on this medicine for years, the 30 mg. My blood pressure began to go too high so the Dr. put me on 60 mg. Now I have been having nausea and dizziness after breakfast. I didn't think about it being my bp medicine until I read this article.

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Concerned 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 20

I went into preterm labor with my daughter at 16 weeks. Keep in mind this was 15 years ago. I was given the drug Procardia to stop my labor. I took this until I was close enough to deliver my daughter safely. I have recently been in touch with the FDA and have been told this is a Class C drug and should not be given to pregnant PTs as it can cause birth defects. My daughter was born without a uterus, she has a partial cervix, only one kidney, enlarged optic nerves and hypothyroism. She also suffers from incontinence, AHDH, OCD tendencies, bi-polar, and has impulsivities. While no studies have been done on pregant women this drug has every ability possibly to cause these defects. It has been found in lab specimins to cause toxins in the placentia, amino fluid, and in the fetus. It can even caused the death of the fetus. They again have not been able to study this in pregant women because it is unethical - the words from the FDA - not mine. Please talk with your Dr about the risks of this medicine before taking it. Research it. If I had to take it over again, I would think twice. I had to be the one to tell my daughter she cannot give birth to a child ever. She may eventually go blind from glaucoma. She will be on meds the rest of her life. She will suffer from the embarrassment of incontinence. While yes this drug stopped my labor and I gave birth to her one week late, I feel it also played a role in her birth defects. Please be careful!

Related Reading: procardia | birth defects | kidney

Comment from: bighairstick1 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: February 09

it did nothing for my raynauds

Comment from: Cabookie12 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 19

I was taking 30MG of XL and my blood pressure still wasn't coming down, so my doctor increased it to 60MG. As soon as I increased, I started experiencing side effects such as "feeling of warmth" throughout my body, but especially my ears and thighs. They felt like they were on fire!! So annoying. Then my feet started to swell up. Switching medications AGAIN.

Comment from: 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: July 19

I taken many different Blood pressure medication and thos has seem to work the must!!

Comment from: procardia 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 12

extreme weakness

Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 16

i have tachicardia

Comment from: Ken 75 or over Male less than 1 month Patient Published: September 01

Prescribed by MD after blood pressure has gone wildly high. After one pill my BP went down but got a roaring headache and feet turned red and swelled up. Can't continue to take it. My Diovan 320 seems to have stopped working for some reason. Taking Clonidine as emergency treatment tho makes me sleepy.

Related Reading: headache | diovan | treatment

Comment from: Betty 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 22

Procardia, I feel, has been a problem with my constant upset,gas and bloated feelings in my stomach, sometimes affecting my bowel movements (the painful effects I feel).

Related Reading: procardia | stomach

Comment from: Shirley 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: August 28

I have been on this medicine for years, the 30 mg. My blood pressure began to go too high so the Dr. put me on 60 mg. Now I have been having nausea and dizziness after breakfast. I didn't think about it being my bp medicine until I read this article.

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Concerned 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 20

I went into preterm labor with my daughter at 16 weeks. Keep in mind this was 15 years ago. I was given the drug Procardia to stop my labor. I took this until I was close enough to deliver my daughter safely. I have recently been in touch with the FDA and have been told this is a Class C drug and should not be given to pregnant PTs as it can cause birth defects. My daughter was born without a uterus, she has a partial cervix, only one kidney, enlarged optic nerves and hypothyroism. She also suffers from incontinence, AHDH, OCD tendencies, bi-polar, and has impulsivities. While no studies have been done on pregant women this drug has every ability possibly to cause these defects. It has been found in lab specimins to cause toxins in the placentia, amino fluid, and in the fetus. It can even caused the death of the fetus. They again have not been able to study this in pregant women because it is unethical - the words from the FDA - not mine. Please talk with your Dr about the risks of this medicine before taking it. Research it. If I had to take it over again, I would think twice. I had to be the one to tell my daughter she cannot give birth to a child ever. She may eventually go blind from glaucoma. She will be on meds the rest of her life. She will suffer from the embarrassment of incontinence. While yes this drug stopped my labor and I gave birth to her one week late, I feel it also played a role in her birth defects. Please be careful!

Related Reading: procardia | birth defects | kidney

Comment from: donna3boys2002 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 23

Immediate onset of headaches (and I never get headaches), depressing thoughts (again, never a problem for me), anxious, stressful feelings not previously experiencing. Tried to hang in there for 1 month. Things only got worse. Also, hives 6 or 7 times during the month (but I do get hives for no apparent reason, sometimes)

Related Reading: hives

QUESTION

In the U.S., 1 in every 4 deaths is caused by heart disease. See Answer
Comment from: snobunie 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 11

was only 7 months pregnant and went into premature labor due to horrible car accident. thankfully for this medication i was able to carry my baby to 38 wks. took the meds 2xs a day for two months.

Comment from: snobunie 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 11

was only 7 months pregnant and went into premature labor due to horrible car accident. thankfully for this medication i was able to carry my baby to 38 wks. took the meds 2xs a day for two months.

Comment from: kmart5115 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 22

I developed allergic lumps

Comment from: snobunie 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 11

was only 7 months pregnant and went into premature labor due to horrible car accident. thankfully for this medication i was able to carry my baby to 38 wks. took the meds 2xs a day for two months.

Comment from: kmart5115 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 22

I developed allergic lumps

Comment from: Linda 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 31

I was put on Procardia in February because of reoccuring blood clots in my hands and feet. It worked great, and no more clots, however, during a 3200 mile road trip, I deveoped severe edema in my feet, ankles and calves. The edema would only partly resolve with elevation of my lower extremities. So unfortunately I had to stop taking the 30 mg tablet daily. Since I tend to only get the blood clots in the Winter, I'll have to find an alternate drug to dialate my blood vessels this Fall.

Related Reading: procardia | blood clots | edema

Comment from: snobunie 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 11

was only 7 months pregnant and went into premature labor due to horrible car accident. thankfully for this medication i was able to carry my baby to 38 wks. took the meds 2xs a day for two months.

Comment from: kmart5115 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 22

I developed allergic lumps

Comment from: Linda 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 31

I was put on Procardia in February because of reoccuring blood clots in my hands and feet. It worked great, and no more clots, however, during a 3200 mile road trip, I deveoped severe edema in my feet, ankles and calves. The edema would only partly resolve with elevation of my lower extremities. So unfortunately I had to stop taking the 30 mg tablet daily. Since I tend to only get the blood clots in the Winter, I'll have to find an alternate drug to dialate my blood vessels this Fall.

Related Reading: procardia | blood clots | edema

Comment from: Rondacharleston 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 22

I had a still born baby,because of this drug.I was full term and i had a stillborn on Feb 22,2010.My baby died.Katlyn Kiser was her name.My name is Casey Kiser,Her grandmother is Ronda Kiser

Comment from: snobunie 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 11

was only 7 months pregnant and went into premature labor due to horrible car accident. thankfully for this medication i was able to carry my baby to 38 wks. took the meds 2xs a day for two months.

Comment from: kmart5115 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 22

I developed allergic lumps

Comment from: Linda 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 31

I was put on Procardia in February because of reoccuring blood clots in my hands and feet. It worked great, and no more clots, however, during a 3200 mile road trip, I deveoped severe edema in my feet, ankles and calves. The edema would only partly resolve with elevation of my lower extremities. So unfortunately I had to stop taking the 30 mg tablet daily. Since I tend to only get the blood clots in the Winter, I'll have to find an alternate drug to dialate my blood vessels this Fall.

Related Reading: procardia | blood clots | edema

Comment from: Rondacharleston 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 22

I had a still born baby,because of this drug.I was full term and i had a stillborn on Feb 22,2010.My baby died.Katlyn Kiser was her name.My name is Casey Kiser,Her grandmother is Ronda Kiser

Comment from: sha 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: March 18

Taking both generics of this drug nifedipine and nifedical XL.I take 30 mgs 2 daily for 1 year. Headaches,pain right arm,pain and stiffness neck and shoulders, pain back,numbness and tingling in feet and tooth and gum problems. Trying brand now,may be better.Very sensitive to meds and ingredients.

Related Reading: gum problems

Comment from: snobunie 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 11

was only 7 months pregnant and went into premature labor due to horrible car accident. thankfully for this medication i was able to carry my baby to 38 wks. took the meds 2xs a day for two months.

Comment from: kmart5115 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 22

I developed allergic lumps

Comment from: Linda 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 31

I was put on Procardia in February because of reoccuring blood clots in my hands and feet. It worked great, and no more clots, however, during a 3200 mile road trip, I deveoped severe edema in my feet, ankles and calves. The edema would only partly resolve with elevation of my lower extremities. So unfortunately I had to stop taking the 30 mg tablet daily. Since I tend to only get the blood clots in the Winter, I'll have to find an alternate drug to dialate my blood vessels this Fall.

Related Reading: procardia | blood clots | edema

Comment from: Rondacharleston 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 22

I had a still born baby,because of this drug.I was full term and i had a stillborn on Feb 22,2010.My baby died.Katlyn Kiser was her name.My name is Casey Kiser,Her grandmother is Ronda Kiser

Comment from: sha 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: March 18

Taking both generics of this drug nifedipine and nifedical XL.I take 30 mgs 2 daily for 1 year. Headaches,pain right arm,pain and stiffness neck and shoulders, pain back,numbness and tingling in feet and tooth and gum problems. Trying brand now,may be better.Very sensitive to meds and ingredients.

Related Reading: gum problems

Comment from: nrj 25-34 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: February 26

Overall, this medication has helped me manage my blood pressure since being prescribed during my second pregnancy, but the side effects have been unforgiving. I have been taking 90 mg Nifedipine for 6 years now. Since taking this medication I have experienced Tinnitus, poor gum health - which constantly needs treatment, tremors (shakiness), bladder issues, body stiffness, occasional headaches, and some edema. I think long term use of this medication should be discussed with a specialist. I have decided to seek alternatives to this medication.

Related Reading: pregnancy | tinnitus | treatment

Comment from: snobunie 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 11

was only 7 months pregnant and went into premature labor due to horrible car accident. thankfully for this medication i was able to carry my baby to 38 wks. took the meds 2xs a day for two months.

Comment from: kmart5115 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 22

I developed allergic lumps

Comment from: Linda 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 31

I was put on Procardia in February because of reoccuring blood clots in my hands and feet. It worked great, and no more clots, however, during a 3200 mile road trip, I deveoped severe edema in my feet, ankles and calves. The edema would only partly resolve with elevation of my lower extremities. So unfortunately I had to stop taking the 30 mg tablet daily. Since I tend to only get the blood clots in the Winter, I'll have to find an alternate drug to dialate my blood vessels this Fall.

Related Reading: procardia | blood clots | edema

Comment from: Rondacharleston 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 22

I had a still born baby,because of this drug.I was full term and i had a stillborn on Feb 22,2010.My baby died.Katlyn Kiser was her name.My name is Casey Kiser,Her grandmother is Ronda Kiser

Comment from: sha 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: March 18

Taking both generics of this drug nifedipine and nifedical XL.I take 30 mgs 2 daily for 1 year. Headaches,pain right arm,pain and stiffness neck and shoulders, pain back,numbness and tingling in feet and tooth and gum problems. Trying brand now,may be better.Very sensitive to meds and ingredients.

Related Reading: gum problems

Comment from: nrj 25-34 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: February 26

Overall, this medication has helped me manage my blood pressure since being prescribed during my second pregnancy, but the side effects have been unforgiving. I have been taking 90 mg Nifedipine for 6 years now. Since taking this medication I have experienced Tinnitus, poor gum health - which constantly needs treatment, tremors (shakiness), bladder issues, body stiffness, occasional headaches, and some edema. I think long term use of this medication should be discussed with a specialist. I have decided to seek alternatives to this medication.

Related Reading: pregnancy | tinnitus | treatment

Comment from: Grateful 35-44 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 23

When I became pregnant my physician switched my High blood pressure medicine to Procardia XL as it was safer in pregnancy than the Norvasc and the HCTZ. It worked very well. I took one pill/day. I was able to carry both my girls to over 37 weeks. It has worked so well, that we've decided to continue its use. So, I've gone from two pills to one!

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