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Patient's Guide to Heart Transplant Surgery

Procardia (Nifedipine)

Dosage
From 10 mg to 30 mg 3-4 times a day. Procardia should NOT be taken on an empty stomach.

Action
Decreases the amount of calcium allowed to enter muscle cells of the blood vessels. Without calcium, the blood vessels relax and dilate, lowering blood pressure.

Side Effects
Dizziness, edema, nausea, weakness, headache, flushing, low blood pressure and fainting.

 

 

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