PROCARDIA XL Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 019684/001.

Names and composition

"PROCARDIA XL" is the commercial name of a drug composed of NIFEDIPINE.

Answered questions

I'm 29 taking procardia xl 60ml for high blood pressure. I was diagnosed in October after I had my baby and my?
oldest daughter had her fourth brain surgery. I was really really stressed during those months. But now It's been running 113/73 and sometimes 99/60. I say all this because I want to loose more weight and was thinking about trying the amino diet. So can I do the amino diet while on high blood pressure medicine? Asked by Ira Demeritte 4 months ago.

Nifedipine (generic name) Procardia (brand name) is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Nifedipine is in a class of medications called calcium-channel blockers. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard. It also increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart. The main side effects of Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) include constipation, swelling (edema), and a slow heart rate (only with the non-dihydropyridine types). Adopt DASH diet (Mediterranean diet). Eat a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet, which includes cottage cheese, fat-free milk, fish, vegetables, poultry, and egg whites. Use monounsaturated oils such as olive, peanut, and canola oils or polyunsaturated oils such as corn, safflower, soy, sunflower, cottonseed, and soybean oils. Avoid foods with excess fat in them such as meat (especially liver and fatty meat), egg yolks, whole milk, cream, butter, shortening, pastries, cakes, cookies, gravy, peanut butter, chocolate, olives, potato chips, coconut, cheese (other than cottage cheese), coconut oil, palm oil, and fried foods. Answered by Eveline Ajayi 4 months ago.


Why does heart meds cause swelling?
I am a 34 year old female who had heart bypass surgery 1 year ago and now i have been haveing pains in my chest again and the doctor said the heart cath showed no blockage and said that i was haveing artery spasms in my heart and he put me on procardia xl and since the pain only comes only when i get real upset, i... Asked by Marc Roble 4 months ago.

I am a 34 year old female who had heart bypass surgery 1 year ago and now i have been haveing pains in my chest again and the doctor said the heart cath showed no blockage and said that i was haveing artery spasms in my heart and he put me on procardia xl and since the pain only comes only when i get real upset, i also take a large dose of lasix 80 mg due to heart failure, so i swell anyway, but since starting the procardia my feet swell as if one touch and they will bust, doctor said as long as it was helping chest pain not to worry but he is not the one with the huge feet. please help me, what should i do, continue the meds , and deal with swollen feet or stop meds and have chest pain, will it hurt to continue the meds? doctor said no but i am not sure Answered by Selene Zunker 4 months ago.

Procardia XL is known to cause more heart pain, due to how it works. When I was on it to get my BP down, I would have heart pains so much I thought I was having a heart attack. So I stay away from it unless my BP reaches above 230/130 again -- it's very effective at lowering the BP. The edema seems not to be under control. Either the diet has changed; there's a electrolyte imbalance (are your kidneys also affected, since a bypass at 34 years-old is severe); COPD maybe also a culprit; or there's some other unknown factor yet to be diagnosed. Edema makes the heart work more to pump more blood volume, and it's critical for a bypass patient to keep it under control. 80mg of Lasix is seriously high (mom takes but 1/4 of that amount, and she had a quad bypass almost 20 years ago). Need to consult with your Cardiologist about switching or adding meds. Sometimes a combination is required to get the edema controlled, let alone monitoring the diet. If it's not done, it will only worsen the heart failure. If he's unwilling to assist, it's time to look for another Cardiologist, as your health is more important. Answered by Jade Bhalla 4 months ago.

I would get a second opinion from a cardiologist. I believe that the swelling can't be good for your heart; too much volume. you are at risk for congestive heart failure. I guess the lasix may not be pulling the fluid off. Maybe a change in diuretics could offer some relief. I would still seek a second opinion. However, Procardia has a common side effect of swelling of the arms, hands, legs, and feet. Answered by Ervin Oberle 4 months ago.

I had simular chest pains even after surgery. My doctor attributes it to "angina" and I take Nitroquick to relieve the symptoms. However, I don't swell. My mother had serious heart complications in her final years which were attributed to many things including the retention of water, diabetes, poor circulation, weakened heart muscles etc. She did have serious sweeling in her feet from all of that. I would get a second opinion if you feel your situation still remains questionable! Answered by Dario Scurti 4 months ago.


Switched from procardia xl to the generic for toprol xl. When will I see a difference in my blood pressure?
The procardia xl wasnt really lowering my blood pressure. Plus I had a high pulse. Asked by Sheryll Bradby 4 months ago.

It should work in a day or two. Answered by Janis Pando 4 months ago.


Don't remember if I took my Procardia XL?
I am taking a time released blood pressure pill called Procardia XL,and I dont know what to do because I don't remember if I took it at all today. What can I do? Im nervous about it. I am afraid to take another one in case I did take it,because they are time released. Asked by Karri Lenker 4 months ago.

Well, get a pill box with each day on it. Put one pill in each day and you'll know for sure going forward. Probably best to wait till the time you usually take if it's in the morning. If you are really concerned, call your doctors after hours number and ask the nurse when she returns the call. Answered by Bernita Evey 4 months ago.

Couple suggestions: Count your pills from the day you filled your last prescription. If there is an "extra" pill, you likely forgot it today. If you have a home blood pressure cuff, check your pressure. If it is not very high (over 160/90), just wait to resume it tomorrow. Answered by Gidget Braught 4 months ago.


Is it safe to take Procardia while pregnant?
Im 36 weeks into the pregnancy andI was in the hospital because I had some bleeding and contractions the doctor gave me a prescription of Procardia for two more weeks. Is it safe to take it? Asked by Jannie Verlotte 4 months ago.

I just had twin boys 8 weeks ago, when I was 20 weeks I went into preterm labor and had to go the hospital for 3 days, I was given procardia to stop my contractions. The only problem I had with it was that it made my blood pressure drop for the first few hours, I was dizzy and sick, but as far as keeping me from going into labor, it was wonderul at that. Its very safe, its actually the lowest does of drug you can get for preterm. The other drugs they can give make you feel HORRIBLE! Try the procardia, its not going to hurt you I promise. If it doesnt work or doesnt agree with your system maybe they can find something else, but this worked for me. I carried my twins until 39 weeks which is practically unheard of. BTW, Procardia XL is NOT exactly the same as what they give you for preterm! Answered by Isaias Shetler 4 months ago.

Procardia and Procardia XL are used to treat angina (chest pain caused by lack of oxygen to the heart due to clogged arteries or spasm of the arteries). Procardia XL is also used to treat high blood pressure. Procardia and Procardia XL are calcium channel blockers. They ease the workload of the heart by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the arteries, allowing them to dilate. This improves blood flow through the heart and throughout the body, reduces blood pressure, and helps prevent angina. Procardia XL is taken once a day and provides a steady rate of medication over a 24-hour period. The effects of Procardia and Procardia XL during pregnancy have not been adequately studied, although new animal research points to possible birth defects in humans. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. It is not known whether Procardia or Procardia XL appears in breast milk and can affect a nursing infant. If this medication is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding until your treatment is finished. You may want to check with another physician. There are other drugs that can be given. Hope this helps. Answered by Cassandra Armes 4 months ago.

If it wasn't safe, they wouldn't of prescribed it to you. Obviously they know they are pregnant. Trust they know what they're doing. :) That's why you goto the hospital in the 1st place. Answered by Kasha Oborne 4 months ago.

i think that if it werent okay the doctor wouldnt have prescribed it. but here is an awesome website to check it out! Answered by Angel Biele 4 months ago.


Is Nifedipine (Procardia XL, Adalat, Adalat CC) OK to use to stop contractions.?
My girlfriend was givin Nifedipine to stop contractions at almost 8 months pregnant. I looked up the medicine and it said it was for heart problems and I was wondering is it ok? Asked by Hannah Hopes 4 months ago.

NO!!! ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! STOP HER THAT KIND OF MEDICATION IS WAY TO STRONG FOR A PREGNANT WOMAN ITS NOT FOR CONTRACTIONS IT A MEDICATION FOR HEART FAILURE IT CAN ACT AS DEADLY AS RAT POISEN TO YOUR CHILD I KNOW THIS I STUDY IT STOP AS SOON AS POSSILBE AND QUESTION YOUR DOCTORS MOTIVE I MEAN SOME DOCTORS ARE JUST TO LAZY TO DO A HOURS RESEARCH ANDD PROVIDE THE PREVAILING PAIN MEDICATION BUT THAT CAN COST U YOUR GIRLFRIEND AND HER BABY/YOU YOUR FAMILY GOODLUCK SWEET Answered by Willis Taj 4 months ago.

You are right in that Procardia is a cardiac medication. It is classified as a pregnancy catagory C; which means that adverse effects have been shown in animals, but there isn't enough data in pregnant women. In this case the MD has to weigh the risks vs. the benefits. That being said, Procardia is used very frequently in pregnant women to stop preterm contractions, because it is usually very effective at doing that, and no adverse outcomes have been proven. Answered by Gwenn Wik 4 months ago.

Don't know for sure. It is pregnancy category C. But her doc would know if it's used for this. Answered by Porsche Beau 4 months ago.


My doctor has given me procardia xl 30mg for HPB and after reading about it it doesn't seem to safe in preg.
Does anyone know of a very good and safe blood pressure medicine during pregnancy Asked by Yvette Jesse 4 months ago.

nothing is absolutely safe, especially drug, its also depend on different people, their health condition, how their body react to it etc etc. if in doubt, seek second or third opinions from another doctor or doctors, until you satisfy n have confident then try the drug prescribed ! Be extra careful about drug, because anything you consumed would affect [if it does] two person meaning you n the unborn baby ! Take Care ! Answered by Willard Throckmorton 4 months ago.

non are 100% safe but are better than the consequences of high blood pressure whilst pregnant Answered by Mauricio Forkner 4 months ago.


Can I take Benadryl while taking Toprol XL?
Asked by Jacqulyn Solinas 4 months ago.

No, you should not a drug interaction may occur. You should ask you local pharmacist what would be acceptable to take without having any type of drug interaction. Here are a list of medications (prescription & OTC) that should not be taken with Toprol XL... (Partial List) There are a number of medicines that may interact with Toprol-XL® (metoprolol succinate). Some Toprol-XL drug interactions can involve medications such as: Reserpine Clonidine (Catapres®, Duraclon®) Amiodarone (Cordarone®) Cimetidine (Tagamet®) Fluoxetine (Prozac®) Paroxetine (Paxil®, Paxil CR®, Pexeva®) Bupropion (Wellbutrin®) Thioridazine (Mellaril®) Quinidine Propafenone (Rythmol®) Ritonavir (Norvir®) Diphenhydramine (Banophen®, Benadryl®) ************** Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil®) Terbinafine (Lamisil®) Calcium channel blockers, such as: o Amlodipine (Norvasc®) o Verapamil (Calan®, Isoptin®) o Verapamil Extended-Release (Calan® SR, Covera-HS®, Isoptin® SR, Verelan®, Verelan® PM) o Diltiazem (Cardizem®) o Diltiazem ER (Cardizem® CD, Cardizem® LA, Cardizem® SR, Dilacor XR®, Diltia XT™, Tiazac®) o Nifedipine (Adalat®, Procardia®) o Nifedipine ER (Adalat® CC, Procardia XL®) o Felodipine (Plendil®) o Nisoldipine (Sular®) o Isradipine (DynaCirc®) o Nicardipine (Cardene®) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Motrin®, Advil®), naproxen (Naprosyn®), naproxen sodium (Aleve®, Anaprox®, Naprelan®), diclofenac (Cataflam®, Voltaren®), indomethacin (Indocin®), nabumetone (Relafen®), oxaprozin (Daypro®), celecoxib (Celebrex®), meloxicam (Mobic®), etodolac (Lodine®), ketoprofen, ketorolac (Toradol®), and others Certain diabetes medicines, such as glyburide (DiaBeta®, Glynase®, Micronase®) Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), such as isocarboxazid (Marplan®), phenelzine (Nardil®), selegiline (Eldepryl®, EMSAM®), and tranylcypromine (Parnate®). Answered by Alejandro Wheelan 4 months ago.

Toprol Xl Interactions Answered by Lindsay Hemeon 4 months ago.

I looked at the list of meds that you shouldn't take with Toprol. My daughter is on Toprol and she was recently given ibuprofen for an injury per the advise of her doctor. She took it for several days without complications. Why aren't you supposed to take it? Just wondering for future use. Answered by Devorah Halstrom 4 months ago.

And I take Norvasc with Toprol XL per doc? Answered by Josefa Razor 4 months ago.

I wouldn't mess with anything till you know how you will react to the medication. Although if you are thinking of maybe a glass of wine once in a while you should be fine, but I would ask my doctor to make sure. Answered by Leonel Lacassagne 4 months ago.

Benadryl may raise your blood pressure. I would check with your Dr. first. Answered by Trang Stockbridge 4 months ago.


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ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
019684/001 PROCARDIA XL NIFEDIPINE TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 30MG
019684/002 PROCARDIA XL NIFEDIPINE TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 60MG
019684/003 PROCARDIA XL NIFEDIPINE TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 90MG

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