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Nifedipine - Summary
Nifedipine, marketed under brand names such as Procardia, is a calcium channel blocker medication. Push Health can connect people who need a nifedipine prescription with licensed medical providers who can prescribe nifedipine if it is safe and appropriate to do so.
Nifedipine (Procardia) - Mechanism of Action
Procardia (nifedipine) is indicated for the management of specific types of vasospastic angina and chronic stable angina. Nifedipine, like diltiazem and verapamil, belongs to a class of medications known as calcium channel blockers. Also known as calcium ion antagonists, nifedipine impairs the influx of calcium ions in muscle such as cardiac muscle and smooth muscle, interfering with their contractility. Nifedipine does this without elevating the levels of calcium in the serum. Nifedipine's mechanism of action causes coronary artery dilation (reducing coronary spasm) and oxygen utilization.
Nifedipine (Procardia) - Dosage
Procardia capsules contain nifedipine 10 mg as well as other inactive ingredients and the starting Procardia dose used by many practitioners is Procardia 10 mg. Procardia capsules are soft gelatin capsules that should be stored at 59° C to 77° C. Procardia (nifedipine) is absorbed quickly after oral administration, being detectable in the serum in just ten minutes. Peak levels occur at 30 minutes and the half life of nifedipine is approximately two hours, largely independent of dose. Once ingested, nifedipine is most bound to proteins in the serum. Metabolism and elimination of nifedipine utilizes both the liver and the kidney.
Nifedipine (Procardia) - Cost
Nifedipine is a commonly used medication. At most pharmacies, nifedipine costs under forty cents per pill, making it relatively affordable. Insurance plans may also cover any out-of-pocket costs of nifedipine. To further reduce the cost, Procardia (nifedipine) coupons may be available online from time to time. Nifedipine itself is found as a yellow crystalline substance that does not dissolve well in water.
Can I Buy Nifedipine Online?
Nifedipine (Procardia) is a prescription medication in the US and is not available over the counter (OTC). Legally, one cannot just buy nifedipine online as a result but must first get a nifedipine prescription. Push Health connects people with licensed medical providers who can prescribe nifedipine when clinically appropriate.
Nifedipine - Side Effects
Nifedipine can cause side effects in susceptible people. Side effects from nifedipine use include, but are not limited to, dizziness, lightheadedness, flushing, headache, weakness and hypotension. Anyone with a known hypersensitivity or allergy to nifedipine (Procardia) should not use the medication. Nifedipine and alcohol should not be used together. Questions about side effects related to nifedipine use should be discussed with one's medical provider and pharmacist.
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Last updated June 17, 2019. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.