Nifedipine Extended Release (ER)

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Tablet • 30mg • 30 count

NIFEDIPINE (nye FED i peen) is a calcium channel blocker. It relaxes your blood vessels and decreases the amount of work the heart has to do. It treats high blood pressure and/or prevents chest pain (also called angina).

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How should you use this medication?
Take this medication by mouth. To reduce nausea, it can be taken with food. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medication at the same time each day and in the order directed on the package. Do not take your medication more often than directed. Contact your care team about the use of this medication in children. Special care may be needed. This medication has been used in children who have started having menstrual periods. A patient package insert for the product will be given with each prescription and refill. Read this sheet carefully each time. The sheet may change frequently.

What are the possible side effects of this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:

Allergic reactions-skin rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
Blood clot-pain, swelling, or warmth in the leg, shortness of breath, chest pain
Gallbladder problems-severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, fever
Increase in blood pressure
Liver injury-right upper belly pain, loss of appetite, nausea, light-colored stool, dark yellow or brown urine, yellowing skin or eyes, unusual weakness, fatigue
New or worsening migraines or headaches
Stroke-sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, trouble speaking, confusion, trouble walking, loss of balance or coordination, dizziness, severe headache, change in vision
Unusual vaginal discharge, itching, or odor
Worsening mood, feelings of depression Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
Breast pain or tenderness
Dark patches of skin on the face or other sun-exposed areas
Irregular menstrual cycles or spotting
Nausea
Weight gain

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What may interact with this medicine?
Our pharmacists will check to see if this medication will cause any interactions with the information in your profile.
Do not take this medication with the following:

Dasabuvir; ombitasvir; paritaprevir; ritonavir
Ombitasvir; paritaprevir; ritonavir This medication may also interact with the following:
Acetaminophen
Antibiotics or medications for infections, especially rifampin, rifabutin, rifapentine, and griseofulvin, and possibly penicillins or tetracyclines
Aprepitant
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
Atorvastatin
Barbiturate medications, such as phenobarbital
Bosentan
Carbamazepine
Caffeine
Clofibrate
Cyclosporine
Dantrolene
Doxercalciferol
Felbamate
Grapefruit juice
Hydrocortisone
Medications for anxiety or sleeping problems, such as diazepam or temazepam
Medications for diabetes, including pioglitazone
Mineral oil
Modafinil
Mycophenolate
Nefazodone
Oxcarbazepine
Phenytoin
Prednisolone
Raloxifene
Ritonavir or other medications for HIV infection or AIDS
Rosuvastatin
Selegiline
Soy isoflavones supplements
St. John’s wort
Tamoxifen
Theophylline
Thyroid hormones
Topiramate
Warfarin

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Tablet

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30mg

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