Nifedical XL (Oral)

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Erectile dysfunction

I have been taking Nifedical for a while due to me having mixed conective tissue disease. At leat thats what they think i have. And ive been having some promlems staying erect during sex. im only 26 years old and this is'nt supposed to happen yet! I w...
by joe in atl, ga, 05/18/2006

what is the medication used for?

   what is the medical purpose of this medication?
by c griffin in usa, 10/13/2006

Possible side effects of Nifedical

Clara has had severe constipation that began when she started taking Nifedical XL. Could this be a possible side effect of this medication?
by Clara in Seal Beach, CA, 09/23/2006

Nifedical vs Nifedipine

I have been prescribed Nifedipine. I have had adverse reactions - minor - but annoying,Flushing, nausa, and increased urination.  At one point, I was given (by the pharmacy) Nifedical.  same dosage.  I do  not have any of the unple...
by David Dearing in Mechanicsburg PA, 09/01/2006

Swollen Ankles, Feet ,Legs and Joint Pain

The above condition was reported to my health care provider. I was given a diurectic pill and potassium tablet to take. It seem to alievate the problem for awhile but now I'm having the same problem again. I take 60mg of the medication once a day. I a...
by Barbara in New York, 05/28/2006

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Nifedical XL (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Nifedical XL (Oral)

Nifedical XL (Oral) Medication Classification


Nifedical XL (Oral) Brandname

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

Nifedical XL (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 Nifedical XL (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 Nifedical XL (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 Nifedical XL (Oral) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Nifedical XL (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.

Nifedical XL (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.

Nifedical XL (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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