Also known as: Adalat, Adalat CC, Afeditab CR, Nifediac CC, Nifedical XL, Procardia, Procardia XL
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Adalat (nifedipine) for Raynaud's Syndrome: I took this for my Raynaud's and it did help when it was cold, but when I was warm I found myself getting really hot and sweaty when no-one else was. Another thing is DO NOT DRINK WHILE ON THIS TABLET!
I did one night and had lots of problems. Apart from that it does what it says.
nifedipine for Raynaud's Syndrome: I have been taking 1 tablet of Nifedipin(e) XL 30 mg ER for almost 2 years. I stop in the summer and start again when it gets cold and that works well for me. I haven't had any of the side effects such as rashes or headaches but I have been very tired and now that I think of it, it's probably because I've been taking it during the day instead of at night like I used to. The only problem with that is if you like to have a cocktail and for times like that I just don't take it.
nifedipine for High Blood Pressure: I have been on Nifedipine 30MG for 1 week for High Blood Pressure. Feel shaky inside, legs stay cold, joint aches, insomnia, and skin tingles at night. I take this medicine along with my Losartan. I hope I can get over all the side effects.
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nifedipine for Raynaud's Syndrome: I do notice a difference! Headaches were a problem at first but then they went away after about two weeks. You recover quicker from a attack. My left middle finger is completely normal but my right middle finger still a little purple but better for sure! Going to take for the winter months!
Adalat (nifedipine) for Raynaud's Syndrome: I've had no numbness in my fingers or toes since starting this medicine. Before starting I could not even carry a jug of milk without my fingers losing color from lack of blood flow. Even driving with mittens on was a problem. Now circulation is great. Only complaint is the terrible headaches and tiredness and a bit of insomnia. Still trying to decide what's worse....the headaches or the numbness all winter.
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Procardia XL (nifedipine) for High Blood Pressure: Works well for me other than the constipation it has caused since I began using it. My blood pressure was 180/90 and when combined with carvedilol, Edarbyclor XL and Procardia it is now running 120/60 average. After 30 years of very high uncontrolled hypertension it's refreshing to have BP this low. One doctor I was going to gave me a medicine that caused my BP to skyrocket to 200/100.
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nifedipine for Raynaud's Syndrome: Raynaud's primary syndrome diagnosed 1997. Nothing happened until 2011 when I had a blood clot in my left calf. My toes started to turn purple and hospital had decided to amputate my L leg 3" below knee. I went online and found Nifedipine XL. Had my Dr order it for me and in 2 weeks it calmed my pain in foot so it healed. All the skin peeled off with some toe nails and today I'm on 60mg once daily. Now, I've noticed that whenever my body has a stressful event-migraine chronic (botox) helps so much. But, when I do get a migraine that happens when my next shot is close to due date (every 3 months) I'll get an aura with migraine and my Raynauds will kick in more with the itching at first. Don't scratch-running water over it.
nifedipine for Raynaud's Syndrome: I am 55 years of age and have primary Raynaud's. Onset was at about age 45 and for many years I just wore multiple pairs of gloves and used hand warmers when out in cold weather, or avoided cold weather activity. I finally asked my doctor about medication when it became difficult to even grocery shop in the freezer section or go to stores and restaurants that were very cool. I was tired of wearing gloves in the summer! I have taken nifedipine for about nine months (all winter) and it has been great. No side effects to report and even notice that I have a better sense of touch when feeling for pulses (I am a nurse).
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nifedipine for Raynaud's Syndrome: I am 33 and have SLE with Raynaulds. I do not have high blood pressure, I am actually on the low side. I took this medicine at 3:30 pm and by 5pm I developed a severe headache, this headache continued all evening and at 9:30pm I was shaking severely, dizzy, and the headache was the worst one I have ever experienced. At that point I started to get very scared. Called my brother over just in case I needed to go to the ER. When he arrived he immediately wanted to call an ambulance. I ended up waiting it out and finally the shaking subsided. The headache still continued the next day, but it was not as severe. The night when everything was going on, I do not remember much of anything. I think from now on I will just keep my blue fingers and toes.
nifedipine for High Blood Pressure: I was on a different brand of Adalat CC 30 mg. I am a Military Widow so fill most of my prescriptions at Military Base Pharmacies. In Dec. 2011, I had my prescription filled and noted the pill was different in color & size. The Military Pharmacist told me the Government had changed to a different drug company for Adalat and it might take 3 or more weeks before the new drug formula would work for me. Six weeks later, my blood pressure is not being controlled as well as my former Adalat prescription did. I can't switch to another brand for 90 days because TriCare for Life will not let me fill a new prescription till I run out of the brand I received. I cannot afford to pay over a $110 at a civilian pharmacy to change to another brand.
nifedipine for Raynaud's Syndrome: I rated this at 50% because I'm not quite sure what's going on and how I feel about it. I have Raynaud's syndrome and my hands and feet are constantly cold, blue, white, etc. If I'm in the heat or long showers, my feet turn bright red and get painful. If I'm doing physical activties my hands get red and swollen. Anyway, I took this medicine for the first time at about 8:30 last night. It's now 4am and my feet are bright red, swollen, and painful, and my only minor relief is to keep my feet elevated (which can get tricky at work). They are warm, and my hands are warm, which is much different than usual, but this swelling is very bothersome. I'm not sure which is worse- before the meds or now. Right now, I think I'd rather take the cold.
nifedipine for High Blood Pressure: 30mg twice a day, blood pressure averages 140/85. 60mg twice a day blood pressure averages 112/69. After 6 hours, blood pressure goes up to 170 /110 . Unfortunate side effect of erectile dysfunction. 20mg of Levitra helps a little. Doctor is now trying me on Terazosin so we'll see.
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nifedipine for Raynaud's Syndrome: I get particularly bad pain, occasional numbness and lack of motor control in my hands and feet due to quite severe Raynauds. It makes many ordinary tasks like getting out of the sea at the beach incredibly difficult, dangerous and painful. Thankfully my introduction to this wonderful medication means that my attacks are much less frequent, and my partner has remarked at the noticeable sudden warmth in my usually cold as ice hands and feet. The only real drawback is that without a satisfactory amount of food it collaborated with my naturally low blood pressure to make me feel faint, it does not mix well with alcohol and it does not seem to prevent emotion based attacks. None the less, I can carry on living my life normally with it.
nifedipine for Raynaud's Syndrome: I have experienced many ways of taking nifedipine and to get rid of the headaches. My doctors has me taken 30 mg XL 3 times a day instead of 90 mg once a day and I got rid of the headaches and all those other symptoms that you sometimes get.
nifedipine for Raynaud's Syndrome: I recently started taking Adalat CC. I have found that if I take it before bed instead of mornings I don't get headaches but if I take it in the morning I feel funny and have a headache for most of the morning. I have found that I still have Raynaud's attacks but I recover somewhat better and I don't get as numb as I did but still get splotchy on hands and some blueness shows sometimes.
Procardia (nifedipine) for Raynaud's Syndrome: I have found this medicine very helpful. There was an adjustment period with headaches and dizziness. But it did get better, and the improvements are well worth it.
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Procardia XL (nifedipine) for High Blood Pressure: I've been taking Procardia XL for about 4 years now. My blood pressure stays fairly consistent. The only negative is that my feet and lower legs (knees down) swell a little when I'm standing for a long time. Fluids must accumulate in my lower extremities, I don't urinate as much when I'm standing, then urinate more than usual after I lay horizontal for a while. It does do a good job controlling the blood pressure and I only have to take 1 tablet a day.
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Nifedical XL (nifedipine) for Raynaud's Syndrome: I've been taking this medication for quite a while for Raynaud's. I was concerned about my naturally-low blood pressure but Doctor said it wouldn't be affected. Seems that is the case. As far as Raynaud's, there are a few medicines I take that I describe as "I'm sure it helps, I'm not sure how much, don't want to find out what it's like without it". Also, my Raynaud's is accompanied by Mixed Connective Tissue Disease to complicate matters.
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nifedipine for Raynaud's Syndrome: Took this for 3 weeks and developed a severe rash, burning and itchy, it appeared all over my arms and legs and hands. Lost much sleep. Didn't improve Raynaud's syndrome.
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Procardia (nifedipine) for Raynaud's Syndrome: Previous doctors did nothing to help me resolve attacks. My new doctor suggested ProCardia, but was worried because my blood pressure was low, and I may feel light-headed as a side effect. So far, this has not happened and I have not had an attack since. I wish this was prescribed to me 10 years ago!
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