Amlodipine vs Nifedipine

Amlodipine
(Rx)
Nifedipine
(Rx)
Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker.
Nifedipine is a calcium channel blocker.
Satisfaction Score
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2.2
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for High Blood Pressure
2.2
Concern level
3.0
Helpfulness
for High Blood Pressure
3.3
Concern level
1.9
Approval Date
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Not Available
April 28, 1989
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
9,784 Discussions
11,006 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Angina
Amlodipine is prescribed for High Blood Pressure and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
Our data suggest that Nifedipine is taken for Contractions, Raynaud's Phenomenon and Premature Labor, although it is not approved for these conditions. In addition, it is prescribed for High Blood Pressure and Raynaud's disease.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Aml
Headaches
10
Dizziness
9
Nausea
7
Tiredness
6
Cough
4
Depression
3
Swollen Ankles
3
Stomach Pain
2
Insomnia
2
Palpitations
2
Nif
Headaches
8
Bleeding
3
Dizziness
3
Depression
2
Hypertensive Crisis
2
Tiredness
2
Itching
2
Burning
2
Nausea
2
Discomfort
2
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Amlodipine
Aml
Nifedipine
Nif
Headaches
Aml
Nif
10
8
Dizziness
Aml
Nif
9
3
Nausea
Aml
Nif
7
2
Tiredness
Aml
Nif
6
2
Cough
Aml
Nif
4
0
Depression
Aml
Nif
3
2
Swollen Ankles
Aml
Nif
3
0
Stomach Pain
Aml
Nif
2
0
Insomnia
Aml
Nif
2
0
Palpitations
Aml
Nif
2
0
Headaches
Nif
Aml
8
10
Bleeding
Nif
Aml
3
0
Dizziness
Nif
Aml
3
9
Depression
Nif
Aml
2
3
Hypertensive Crisis
Nif
Aml
2
0
Tiredness
Nif
Aml
2
6
Itching
Nif
Aml
2
0
Burning
Nif
Aml
2
0
Nausea
Nif
Aml
2
7
Discomfort
Nif
Aml
2
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Amlodipine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Nifedipine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Amlodipine and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Nifedipine and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
Tablet: 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg
Capsule: 10 mg, 20 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Amlodipine Besylate
Nifedipine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Amlodipine and Nifedipine: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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