Procardia is employed for treating certain kinds of angina (chest pain). Procardia is often a calcium channel blocking agent. It works by disturbing the conventional action of calcium in circulation constriction (relaxes the bloodstream) and heart muscle contraction (heart may beat with less force and pump out less blood) and nerve conduction within the heart (heart may beat more slowly plus more regularly). Calcium channel blockers are used to dilate (widen) the arteries of the heart as well as other arteries (reduce angina chest pain minimizing hypertension), and stabilize one's heart rhythm in conditions in which one's heart is beating too fast or perhaps an irregular rhythm (antiarrhythmic effects).
Use Procardia as directed because of your doctor.
Ask your health care provider any queries you could have about how to work with Procardia.
Store Procardia at room temperature, between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 and 25 degrees C). Store from heat, moisture, and lightweight. Do not store inside bathroom. Keep Procardia out of the reach of kids and from pets.
Active Ingredient: Nifedipine.
All medicines may cause unwanted effects, but a majority of everyone has no, or minor, unwanted effects.
Check together with your doctor if all of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
Constipation; dizziness; flushing; giddiness; headache; heat sensation; heartburn; lightheadedness; nausea; weakness.
Seek medical help right away if some of these severe unwanted side effects occur:
Severe hypersensitive reactions (rash; hives; itching; lack of breath; tightness within the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); irregular pulse; difficulty breathing; swelling from the feet or hands; tender, bleeding, or swollen gums.
This is not an entire list of all negative effects that may occur. If you have questions on negative effects, contact your doctor.
Do NOT use Procardia if:
Contact your doctor or physician immediately if all of these sign up for you.
Some medical ailments may talk with Procardia. Tell your physician or pharmacist in case you have any medical conditions, in particular when any of the following connect with you:
Some medicines may interact with Procardia. Tell your doctor if you might be taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be an entire listing of all interactions that could occur. Ask your health care provider if Procardia may connect to other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before starting, stop, or affect the dose of any medicine.
Important safety information:
Airmail: 2-3 business weeks
EMS: 3-8 business days