Nifedipine vs Procardia

Nifedipine
(Rx)
Procardia
(Rx)
Nifedipine is a calcium channel blocker.
Procardia is a calcium channel blocker.
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Contractions
4.2
Concern level
1.9
Helpfulness
for Contractions
3.5
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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April 28, 1989
December 31, 1981
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
11,006 Discussions
15,870 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
Our data suggest that Procardia is taken for Contractions and Premature Labor, although it is not approved for these conditions. In addition, it is prescribed for High Blood Pressure.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Nif
Headaches
10
Bleeding
3
Dizziness
3
Depression
3
Hypertensive Crisis
2
Tiredness
2
Itching
2
Burning
2
Nausea
2
Discomfort
2
Pro
Headaches
8
Dizziness
3
Weight Gain
2
Nausea
2
Palpitations
2
Shortness of Breath
1
Tachycardia
1
Heartburn
1
Migraines
1
Allergy
1
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Nifedipine
Nif
Procardia
Pro
Headaches
Nif
Pro
10
8
Bleeding
Nif
Pro
3
0
Dizziness
Nif
Pro
3
3
Depression
Nif
Pro
3
0
Hypertensive Crisis
Nif
Pro
2
0
Tiredness
Nif
Pro
2
0
Itching
Nif
Pro
2
0
Burning
Nif
Pro
2
0
Nausea
Nif
Pro
2
2
Discomfort
Nif
Pro
2
0
Headaches
Pro
Nif
8
10
Dizziness
Pro
Nif
3
3
Weight Gain
Pro
Nif
2
0
Nausea
Pro
Nif
2
2
Palpitations
Pro
Nif
2
0
Shortness of Breath
Pro
Nif
1
0
Tachycardia
Pro
Nif
1
0
Heartburn
Pro
Nif
1
0
Migraines
Pro
Nif
1
0
Allergy
Pro
Nif
1
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 Nifedipine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Procardia 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 Nifedipine and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Procardia and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg
Capsule: 10 mg, 20 mg
Capsule: 10 mg, 20 mg
Food Instructions
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Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Nifedipine
Nifedipine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Nifedipine and Procardia: 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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