(Nifedipine ER Osmotic Release)

This medicine is a calcium channel blocker used to treat high blood pressure. Some brands are also used to control angina (chest pain). It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

This medicine is a calcium channel blocker used to treat high blood pressure. Some brands are also used to control angina (chest pain). It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
CAUTIONS: DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you have had an allergic reaction to it or if you are allergic to any ingredient in this product. BEFORE YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL OR DENTAL TREATMENTS, EMERGENCY CARE, OR SURGERY, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using this medicine. Proper dental care is important while you are taking this medicine. Brush and floss your teeth and visit the dentist regularly. THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE DIZZINESS, lightheadedness, or fainting. Alcohol, hot weather, exercise, and fever can increase these effects. To prevent them, sit up or stand slowly, especially in the morning. Also, sit or lie down at the first sign of these effects. DO NOT DRIVE, OPERATE MACHINERY, OR DO ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD BE DANGEROUS until you know how you react to this medicine. Using this medicine alone, with other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or to perform other potentially dangerous tasks. RARELY, THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF ESOPHAGEAL, STOMACH, OR BOWEL BLOCKAGE in patients taking this medicine. The risk may be greater if you have constipation, diabetes, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), obesity, stomach or bowel problems (eg, blockage, ileus, narrowing), underactive thyroid, or a history of stomach or bowel surgery (eg, colostomy, gastric bypass) or colon cancer. The risk may also be greater if you take this medicine with certain other medicines (eg, anticholinergics, H2-histamine blockers, laxatives, levothyroxine, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs / NSAIDs, opiates). Cases of ulcers caused by this medicine getting stuck in the stomach or bowels have also been reported in patients using this medicine. Tell your doctor if you experience bloating, severe constipation, stomach pain or cramps, difficult or painful swallowing, fever, loss of appetite, or vomiting. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor. PATIENTS BEING TREATED FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE often feel tired or run down for a few weeks after beginning therapy. Continue taking your medicine even though you may not feel quite "normal." Contact your doctor or pharmacist about any new symptoms. YOU MAY NOTICE UNDISSOLVED PARTS OF THIS MEDICINE IN YOUR STOOL with some brands of this medicine. This is normal and not a cause for concern. IF YOUR DOCTOR HAS INSTRUCTED you to check your blood pressure regularly, be sure to do so. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. This includes medicines that contain stimulants, such as certain diet pills and certain cold medicines. CAUTION IS ADVISED WHEN USING THIS MEDICINE IN THE ELDERLY because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the medicine. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU BECOME PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while taking this medicine.
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