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Nifedipine ER is the generic version of Procardia XL—an oral high blood pressure (hypertension) medication. Available as an extended-release tablet, Nifedipine relaxes the blood vessels which helps lower blood pressure levels and directs more oxygen into the heart. It belongs to a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers (CCBs).
Please note: At this time, this medication is only prescribed as a refill at Dr. B.
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About Nifedipine ER (Generic Procardia XL)
How does it work?
This hypertension medicine works by relaxing and widening the blood vessels in the body. Doing this helps lower blood pressure and improve blood flow, making it easier for the heart to pump and reducing the workload on the heart.
What does it treat?
Nifedipine ER treats conditions like high blood pressure (hypertension). It helps by relaxing blood vessels and reducing the heart's workload, which can alleviate these health issues.
What forms does it come in?
This hypertension treatment comes as tablets that you take by mouth. These extended-release tablets release medication slowly over time, allowing for once-a-day dosing to help control health problems like high blood pressure.
Nifedipine ER vs. Procardia XL
Nifedipine ER and Procardia XL are the same medication. Procardia XL is one of the brand-name versions of Nifedipine ER—the generic version. They both contain Nifedipine in an extended-release form, slowly releasing the medication to help control high blood pressure. They work the same way and contain the same active ingredient.
How much will it cost?
Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a high blood pressure prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Nifedipine ER 30 mg (30 tablets) start at $9.33.
* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.
Nifedipine ER 30 mg (30 tablets)*
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Nifedipine ER (Generic Procardia XL) prescription FAQ
What are the benefits of taking Nifedipine ER (Generic Procardia XL)?
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces risk of stroke and heart attack
- Slows progression of coronary artery disease
Who should not take this medication?
- People allergic to Nifedipine
- People with a known allergy or severe reaction to Calcium Channel Blockers (CCBs)
- Pregnant women, breastfeeding or those planning to become pregnant
- Those with a history of liver problems
- People with severe heart conditions or heart failure
- People who have slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- Those with low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Those with myasthenia gravis (muscle disorder)
- People with sick sinus syndrome (a heart rhythm problem)
- Those who have second- or third-degree atrioventricular block (a heart rhythm problem)
If you have any of these conditions—or Raynaud's syndrome (a condition that causes the fingers and toes to become numb and cold), asthma, other respiratory issues, a history of significant lung diseases, porphyria (a rare blood disorder), kidney complications, or diabetes—speak with your healthcare provider before starting this medication.
Taking this medication when you have these conditions should be carefully and closely monitored by a healthcare provider.
Also tell your medical provider about any other medications you’re using before you start this hypertension treatment.
How do you take this medication?
You take this medication orally, usually once daily, with a glass of water, as directed by your licensed medical provider. It's important to swallow the tablet whole and not crush or chew it, as it's designed for a slow release to help control health problems like high blood pressure.
High blood pressure is a long-term (chronic) condition that can harm your organs. Medications for blood pressure are not a one-time cure. This medicine doesn't provide a complete cure for high blood pressure, so it's important to continue taking it, even if you start feeling better. If you stop taking it suddenly, this could cause dangerous problems, like heart attack or stroke. Follow your medical provider's instructions carefully.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. But if it's almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the one you’ve missed. Don't double up to compensate for the missed one.
What happens if I take too much?
Overdose symptoms include hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), passing out and trouble breathing. If you’ve taken too much Nifedipine ER, immediately call your health provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222).
Can I get Nifedipine ER (Generic Procardia XL) online?
Dr. B offers hypertension medication on a refill-only basis to patients with an existing prescription. At this time, we cannot provide a primary prescription. Our online consultations cost just $15 and don’t require a phone appointment or in-office visit. So we’re a convenient and affordable way to keep your current prescription filled.
Medical information reviewed by Dr. Sudip Bose
Sudip Bose, MD is a world-leading emergency medicine physician, combat veteran, professor, and entrepreneur. With a wide variety of experience, Dr. Bose is focused on endeavors with large-scale health and educational impact. He founded The Battle Continues, a nonprofit assisting veterans with healthcare needs. Dr. Bose is also a clinical professor at Texas Tech and University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is a graduate of the honors program at Northwestern University, where he continued his medical school education at The Feinberg School of Medicine.
Not everyone experiences side effects while taking this medication. When common side effects do happen, they’re usually mild. These side effects include:
- Leg cramps
- Swelling of arms, legs, hands or feet
If you experience severe side effects like fainting, vision changes, or fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeats, immediately call your health provider. Seek emergency help if you experience heart attack symptoms like chest or left arm pain, unusual sweating or shortness of breath.
Don’t drive until you know how this medicine affects you. Be extra careful in the first hours after taking your pill because of the risk of dizziness or lightheadedness.
Getting your blood tested regularly is important to monitor your overall health. It's a good idea to have your bloodwork checked, which may include tests for renal function, glucose levels or potassium levels in your blood. These routine checks help ensure you are in good health and catch any potential issues early.