Use Coupon Code 'Hallow15' Get 15%* OFF on All medications orders of $50 or more
  • Adrian Simpson, United States says, "If you are looking for a fair deal on medical supplies, IDM is something I would seriously recommend. Am hooked for life."
  • Craig, United States says, "Seemed easy to purchase, reasonable prices. Good customer service when I used it."
  • Brian Pavey, United States says, "IDM makes online shopping a pleasure. Shopping is so simple that you just breeze through it."
  • Harry Mason, United States says, "I have to admit am a bit of a lazy bloke when it comes to ordering online .And IDM pampers me to the hit as it's so simple to order."
  • John Hanks, United States says, "I was a sceptic until my first order. After, I received my first package, I turned believer. Now, it’s been 3 years since I have been ordering from IDM."
  • Natalie Wallace, United States says, "I was apprehensive about how my doubts would be addressed but what the heck,I went ahead and placed my order. Customer service was patient and helped me out."
  • Mark Penning, United States says, "Happy I got my package just in time for my vacation. Needless to say, it made my holiday a wonderfully satisfying experience."
  • Click to find International Shipping charges at our pharmacy.
    Shop & Earn @ InternationalDrugMart
    Easy and secure shopping @
    $10 discount coupon
    Get your instant Coupon now!
    Price challenge
    Graphical representation showing How to order at International Drug Mart Graphical representation showing
    How to order at International Drug Mart
    You can find the latest happening of our pharmacy
    Follow us on Twitter
    You are here: Home > Pharmacy > N > Nifedipine
    Buy more than a month's supply and save more!
    Drug Information
    Share drug information with your friendsClick here to print this information

    What is Nifedipine used for?

    Nifedipine is used to treat angina, high blood pressure, and abnormal heart rhythms. It belongs to a class of medications called calcium channel blockers. It blocks the flow of calcium into the muscle cells of the arteries, which relaxes them. This lowers the blood pressure and improves supply of the blood and oxygen to the heart, thus preventing angina attacks. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

    What is the recommended dosage of Nifedipine?

    The dosage of Nifedipine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

    What if you miss a dose of Nifedipine?

    If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Nifedipine medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

    What if you overdose on Nifedipine?

    Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Nifedipine, seek medical attention immediately.

    What other drugs could interact with Nifedipine?

    It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Nifedipine.

    Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Nifedipine, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

    Nifedipine can interact with azole antifungals, beta-blockers, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and cardiovascular drugs. Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice unless instructed by your doctor.

    Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    What are the side effects of Nifedipine?

    Like other medicines, Nifedipine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Nifedipine are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

    It is pertinent to note that side effects of Nifedipine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Nifedipine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

    Nifedipine can cause side effects such as flushing, dizziness, weakness, constipation, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and headache. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Nifedipine.

    What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Nifedipine?

    Is it possible for me to take Nifedipine with other drugs?
    Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Nifedipine?
    What are the possible drug interactions of Nifedipine?
    How will Nifedipine work in my body?
    How should Nifedipine be taken?
    How to reduce the risk of Nifedipine drug interactions and side effects?


    The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Nifedipine should be used with caution in people with diabetes or very low blood pressure, and elderly people. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy and breast-feeding. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Nifedipine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


    Share this Article!

    Ask or Reply Questions
    Posted By... IDMRx User | 2011-07-18
    What does CC,ER or LA stand for on the Nifedipine label? Reply
    Replied by Pharmacist @ IDM
    Hi, CC-Controlled Release ER-Extended Release LA-Long Acting All the above three are same only and which releases the drug effect which spread slowly through out our body.
    Back to top^