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Medications and Drugs

Brand Names: Adalat CC, Afeditab CR, Nifediac CC, Nifedical XL, Procardia, Procardia XL

Generic Name: nifedipine (Pronunciation: nye FED i peen)

What is nifedipine (Adalat CC, Afeditab CR, Nifediac CC, Nifedical XL, Procardia, Procardia XL)?

Nifedipine is in a group of drugs called calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels.

Nifedipine is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (chest pain).

Nifedipine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Adalat CC 30 mg

round, pink, imprinted with ADALAT CC, 30

Adalat CC 60 mg

round, pink, imprinted with ADALAT CC, 60

Adalat CC 90 mg

round, brown, imprinted with ADALAT CC, 90

Afeditab 30 mg-WAT

round, brown, imprinted with ELN 30

Afeditab 60 mg-WAT

round, brown, imprinted with ELN 60

Nifediac CC 30 mg-TEV

round, yellow, imprinted with 30, B

Nifediac CC 60 mg-TEV

round, yellow, imprinted with 60, B

Nifedipine 10 mg-PUR

yellow, imprinted with R497

Nifedipine 20 mg-PUR

red, imprinted with R 530

Nifedipine 90 mg ER-IVA

round, yellow, imprinted with 90, B

Nifedipine XL 30 mg-MYL

round, pink, imprinted with M 475

Nifedipine XL 30 mg-TEV

round, pink, imprinted with ELN 30

Nifedipine XL 60 mg-MYL

round, pink, imprinted with M482

Nifedipine XL 60 mg-TEV

round, brown, imprinted with 60, B

Nifedipine XL 90 mg-MYL

round, pink, imprinted with M 495

Nifedipine XL 90 mg-TEV

round, yellow, imprinted with B, 90

Procardia 10 mg

orange, imprinted with PROCARDIA PFIZER 260

Procardia XL 30 mg

round, pink, imprinted with PROCARDIA XL 30

Procardia XL 60 mg

round, pink, imprinted with PROCARDIA XL 60

Procardia XL 90 mg

round, pink, imprinted with PROCARDIA XL 90

What are the possible side effects of nifedipine?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • worsening angina;
  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • feeling short of breath, swelling in your hands or feet;
  • fast or pounding heartbeats;
  • numbness or tingly feeling;
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
  • chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling.

Less serious side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about nifedipine?

You should not use nifedipine if you are allergic to it.

Before taking nifedipine, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease (especially cirrhosis), coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, or digestive problems.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using nifedipine. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

Many drugs can interact with nifedipine. Tell your doctor about all other medications you use.

Do not stop taking nifedipine without first talking to your doctor, even if you feel fine. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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