Nifediac CC (Oral)

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Can Nifediac CC cause anxiety & other mental issues?

I am taking Nifediac CC 60 mg ER at bedtime. I sleep soundly for about 3 to 4 hours and thereafter believe that I am awake and unable to sleep. My wife tells me that I do, in fact, get some sleep but am extremely restless. During the time that I belie...
by Darwyn Lumley in Vista, CA, 02/24/2006

Nifediac and erection difficulties

My male friend take this medication fo high blood pressure. I want to know would this interfer with his ability get an erection.
by Thelma in Illinois, 05/25/2006

Hair Loss

I am a 39 year old African American female. Last year I had a mild stroke. The doctors put me on Nifediac, Plavix, Labatelol, Benazapril, Glimperide, Lipitor, (Furosemide, and Potassium, recently). I have been ill off and on lately. My mother's ha...
by CC in Memphis, TN, 02/17/2008

drug manufacture

Can you tell me what drug company makes NIFEDIAC CC? 
by eleanor strawther in columbus, ga, 11/12/2006

Side effects of Nifediac CC (Oral)

I would like to know if it is possible for the skin to show a reaction to the Nifediac CC (Oral) in the way of pretty severe "reddening" looking very much like a sunburn? I have noticed this sunburnt looking redness on my lower legs, some on my thigh...
by Lisa Rodes in San Francisco, CA, 10/16/2006

Nifediac CC (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Nifediac CC (Oral)

Nifediac CC (Oral) Medication Classification


Nifediac CC (Oral) Brandname

Adalat CC, Procardia XL, Procardia, Nifedical XL, Afeditab CR, Nifediac CC

Nifediac CC (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Nifedipine (nye-FED-i-peen) Treats high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). This medicine is a calcium channel blocker.

When To Not Use Nifediac CC (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to nifedipine or to similar medicines (such as verapamil, Calan®, Cardizem®, Lotrel®, Plendil®), if you have recently had a heart attack, or if you have a heart condition called aortic stenosis (narrowing of a valve in your heart).

How Should You Use Nifediac CC (Oral)

Capsule, Liquid Filled Capsule, Long Acting Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • It is best to take this medicine on an empty stomach.
  • Swallow the capsule or tablet whole; do not break, crush, or chew it.
  • While taking the extended-release form of this medicine, part of the tablet may pass into your stools after your body has absorbed the medicine. This is normal and is nothing to worry about.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Nifediac CC (Oral) Storage

Store Nifediac CC (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Nifediac CC (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Nifediac CC (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • There are many other medicines that can interact with nifedipine. Make sure your doctor knows about ALL other medicines you are using. This includes over-the-counter medicines that can increase your blood pressure (such as diet pills, cold and allergy medicines, or asthma medicines).
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.
  • Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while you are using this medicine.

Nifediac CC (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have heart failure, stomach problems, liver disease, kidney disease, or coronary artery disease.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or lightheaded. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • Do not stop using this medicine suddenly without asking your doctor. You may need to slowly decrease your dose before stopping it completely.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are taking nifedipine. You may need to stop using this medicine several days before having surgery.

Nifediac CC (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Chest pain (may be related to your disease and not a side effect)
  • Fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
  • Skin rash
  • Swelling in the ankles or feet
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Flushing or feeling warm
  • Headache
  • Nausea or stomach discomfort
  • Runny or stuffy nose

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