Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking nifedipine. If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor. Driving or operating machinery should be avoided, as it may cause dizziness.
Do NOT use nifedipine if:
- You are allergic to any ingredients in nifedipine;
- You need a surgery.
Use of nifedipine during pregnancy or breast feeding is not recommended. Nifedipine is excreted into human milk and is risky for the health of nursing infant. Consult with a doctor and according to the illness situation a decision should be made to stop nursing or to stop taking the drug. Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking nifedipine.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise.
Usual dose for adults is: 30 to 60mg orally once a day.
Usual does for children is: 0.25 to 0.5mg/kg/day in 1 or 2 divided doses.
Dolasetron, pimozide, itraconazole, cisapride, tizanidine and venetoclax are the six major medications that are known to interact with nifedipine. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with nifedipine.