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Get convenient and affordable nifedipine prescriptions available for same-day pickup at your pharmacy. Nifedipine is a calcium channel blocker used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Don't wait to get your prescription filled. Talk to a health care provider on Sesame to start treatment right away.

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Nifedipine (generic Procardia)

  • What is nifedipine?
    Nifedipine is primarily prescribed as a treatment for high blood pressure. It may also be prescribed to reduce angina (chest pain) symptoms of coronary artery disease. Nifedipine may be used alone or in conjunction with other medicines/ therapies to lower blood pressure and prevent further complications such as heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.

    Talk to your health care provider about whether nifedipine is right for you.

  • What are the most common side effects of nifedipine?
    Nifedipine has been shown to cause some side effects. If these adverse reactions do not go away within a few days, talk to your health care provider.


Common side effects reported while taking nifedipine include:
- Nausea
- Lightheadedness
- Dizziness
- Flushing (warm sensation in the face)
- Headache
- Heartburn
- Muscle cramps
- Heart palpitations
- Cough

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Frequently asked questions about nifedipine

What is nifedipine?

Nifedipine is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and angina (chest pain symptoms caused by coronary artery disease). This medication helps relax blood vessels and increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart.

High blood pressure is a dangerous – potentially fatal – condition in which the heart is met with too much resistance from blocked or narrowed arteries as it tries to pump blood and oxygen around your body. When not treated, high blood pressure can lead to an array of serious health issues including heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and many more complications. Nearly ½ of Americans have high blood pressure, and heart disease is the leading cause of death of people in the United States.

Nifedipine may be prescribed alone or in conjunction with other medication as a treatment for hypertension. In addition to medication, you may be prescribed certain lifestyle changes to help control blood pressure.

What is nifedipine used to treat?

Nifedipine is primarily prescribed as a treatment for high blood pressure. It may also be prescribed to reduce angina (chest pain) symptoms of coronary artery disease. Nifedipine may be used alone or in conjunction with other medicines/ therapies to lower blood pressure and prevent further complications such as heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.

How does nifedipine work?

Nifedipine is classified as a calcium channel blocker, a common form of heart pressure medication. Like other calcium channel blockers, nifedipine targets the effect of calcium in the blood. Calcium is part of the chemical reaction that causes the tiny muscles around blood vessels to contract. Narrowed blood vessels make it more difficult for blood to be pumped through the body, leading to an increase in blood pressure.

By preventing calcium’s effect on blood vessels, nifedipine keeps blood vessels relaxed and open which reduces blood pressure and minimizes the risk of cardiac conditions such as heart attack, heart failure, and coronary artery disease. This improved blood flow will also help improve angina symptoms.

What are the common side effects of nifedipine?

Nifedipine has been shown to cause some side effects. If these adverse reactions do not go away within a few days, talk to your health care provider.


Common side effects reported while taking nifedipine include:
- Nausea
- Lightheadedness
- Dizziness
- Flushing (warm sensation in the face)
- Headache
- Heartburn
- Muscle cramps
- Heart palpitations
- Cough


Seek medical attention right away if you experience symptoms such as swelling, difficulty breathing, rash, yellowing eyes or eyes, fainting, or increased frequency of chest pain.

As with all prescription medication, be sure to inform the prescribing doctor about any medical conditions you have been previously diagnosed with, as well as any medication/ supplements you are currently taking before starting treatment with nifedipine. Nifedipine can interact with other forms of medication and substances, causing potentially serious side effects. In addition, let your doctor know if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant.

What is the typical starting dose of nifedipine?

The exact dosage of nifedipine prescribed will depend on your age, medical history, and the severity of your condition. For adults, the starting dose of nifedipine is 10 mg oral capsules taken 3x per day. This dosage may increase as needed.

Extended-release capsules are prescribed as 30-60 mg to be taken once daily. Again, this may increase depending on your need.

Do not discontinue or increase your dosage of nifedipine without consulting your doctor first. Take the medication exactly as prescribed, and inform your doctor if you begin to experience any side effects while taking the medication.

Can I get nifedipine over-the-counter?

Nifedipine is currently only available via prescription. This means the use of this drug must be authorized by a licensed health care provider.

Providers on Sesame can write a prescription – or refill an existing one – during a virtual or in-person visit. Depending on the medication, you can arrange for same-day pickup at a pharmacy near you or order the medication to be delivered to your door for just $5. Book an online consultation with a real, licensed provider on Sesame today to determine whether or not nifedipine is right for you.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your health care provider. Providers on Sesame cannot prescribe controlled substances.

Can I get nifedipine online?

Good news! Providers on Sesame can write a prescription for nifedipine to be picked up near you – often within the same day. Don’t wait to get your prescription filled. Talk to a provider on Sesame and get your prescription ordered right away for fast and convenient pickup from a pharmacy of your choice.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your health care provider.

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