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Procardia Blood Pressure Medication: Benefits and Side Effects You Should Know

By    |   Friday, 29 Jul 2016 08:57 PM

Procardia is a blood pressure medication that relaxes the blood vessels for more efficient blood flow, thereby lowering blood pressure.

Nifedipine is the generic name for Procardia. It is a calcium channel blocker used for heart and blood pressure conditions, says eMedicineHealth.

Another benefit of Procardia is relief of chest pain from angina, because it also relaxes the heart muscles.

Procardia may also benefit patients with Reynauld's syndrome. RxList claims that it has been presribed as treatment for that disorder.

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As with any blood pressure medication, Procardia may cause side effects. Common reactions, according to Drugs.com, include:
  • Cough
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Nervousness
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Heartburn
  • Weakness
  • Heat sensation
  • Muscle cramps
  • Flushing
  • Giddiness
If these side effects become bothersome, patients can check with their doctor for a change in blood pressure medication.

The drug could also cause severe reactions in some patients, Drugs.com reports.

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Patients are advised to seek medical attention immediately if they experience:
  • Allergic reactions that result in itching, hives, rash, breathing difficulties, tightness in the chest, hoarseness, or swelling of the face, mouth, lips, or tongue
  • Fainting
  • Symptoms of cold and flu, such as fever, chills, or sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Persistent or severe dizziness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Swelling, blistering or peeling of the skin
  • Bleeding or swollen gums
  • Unusual bruising or bleeding
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Vision problems
  • Wheezing
  • Symptoms that resemble heart attack, such as sudden severe headache and vomiting, pain in the chest, jaw or left arm, or numbness in the arm and leg
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
Patients are advised to discuss the benefits and risks of the blood pressure medication Procardia with their doctor, WebMD explains. Doctors can switch to another blood pressure medication or lower the dosage when bothersome side effects occur or the condition worsens. Safer, long-acting forms of nifedipine are available.

Sometimes doctors initially prescribe low doses and gradually increase the dose to limit side effects and treat high blood pressure effectively. Taking the blood pressure medication as instructed and maintaining contact with the doctor helps the patient reach the desire results.

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Procardia is a blood pressure medication that relaxes the blood vessels for more efficient blood flow, thereby lowering blood pressure. Procardia relieves angina because it also relaxes heart muscles, an added benefit. As with any blood pressure medication, Procardia may cause side effects.
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