- Amlodipine Besilate–Olmesartan Medoxomil
- Bisoprolol Fumarate
- Isosorbide Dinitrate
- Isosorbide Mononitrate
- Perindopril Erbumine
- Tadalafil Xtenda
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Procardia* used for?
Generic for Procardia* (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 Generic for Procardia*?
The dosage of Generic for Procardia* 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 Generic for Procardia*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Procardia* 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 Generic for Procardia*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Procardia*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Procardia*?
- St John's wort
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Procardia*.
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 Generic for Procardia*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Procardia* 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 Generic for Procardia*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Procardia* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Procardia* 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 Generic for Procardia* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Procardia* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Procardia* 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 Generic for Procardia*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Procardia*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Procardia* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Procardia*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Procardia*?
How will Generic for Procardia* work in my body?
How should Generic for Procardia* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Procardia* 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. Generic for Procardia* 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 Generic for Procardia* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.