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How much does a visit to get a Nifedipine prescription cost?

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Membership
Get $30 off every visit, free meds, and unlimited care support - for you and your family.
$49/visit
Only $99/year. Cancel anytime.
Free meds and delivery
We cover 300+ meds with free delivery. Check our covered meds and FAQ
Includes your family
Get discounted visits and free meds & delivery for all your family members.
On-demand care support  
Chat with our care support whenever necessary. They are here for you 24/7.
24/7 virtual visits
See a board-certified clinician within 15 minutes. No insurance needed.
Get doctor’s notes
Get a doctor’s excuse and/or clearance for your school or work if needed.
100% treatment guarantee
You can get a refund after your first visit if we are unable to provide care.
Urgent Care
Visit
One-time urgent care visit for diagnosis, treatment, Rx, and doctor’s notes.
$79/visit
24/7 virtual visits
See a board-certified clinician within 15 minutes. No insurance needed.
Get doctor’s notes
Get a doctor’s excuse and/or clearance for your school or work if needed.
100% treatment guarantee
You can request a refund after your visit if we are unable to provide care.
On-demand care support  
Chat with our care support whenever necessary. They are here for you 24/7. For 7 days
¹Having a visit does not guarantee a medication will be ordered or refilled. It is clinicians’ professional decision. It is prohibited by law to prescribe or refill controlled substances via virtual visits. ²Your provider may recommend follow-up care, including additional services that may not be included in visit price.

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Nifedipine (Generic Procardia)

What Is Nifedipine?

Nifedipine is a prescription-only drug that’s known as a calcium channel blocker medication. Nifedipine can be used for multiple purposes, but the main usage and reason for prescription is for high blood pressure

How Does Nifedipine Work?

Nifedipine belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers. It works by reducing or preventing the movement of calcium within your heart and blood vessels. Calcium channel blocking can result in lower blood pressure while increasing the supply of blood and oxygen to your heart while lowering the strain.

After taking your medication, you might see results within the same day, however, some patients might not see results for a couple of weeks. Whether or not you feel a difference before or after taking the medication, you should continue to use it as instructed when prescribed.

What Is Nifedipine Used For?

Nifedipine will generally be prescribed to patients who are experiencing high blood pressure, as well as experiencing anginal chest pain. This usage of this drug can also help to prevent symptoms of heart disease and heart attacks.

You should know that Nifedipine is not used as a cure for these conditions, but rather to control them and make them easier to treat while alleviating symptoms. Feeling better as a result of using Nifedipine does not mean that you have been cured, and you should not stop taking it as a result.

What Are the Side Effects of Nifedipine?

You should expect and be aware of the multiple side effects that you may experience when taking Nifedipine. While some are not serious, you might experience the following:

  • Feeling flushed
  • Experiencing dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Heart palpitations
  • Swelling in your legs
  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue

Aside from the common side effects, there are also a number of serious side effects. If you experience any of the following, you should make sure to stop taking your medication until you have spoken with your doctor about your symptoms:

  • Eye whites turning yellow
  • Skin turns yellow

If you experience chest pain that does not leave after a few minutes after taking Nifedipine, you should call emergency services immediately to seek medical attention.

Consuming grapefruit might increase the concentration of the drug in the blood, which can enhance side effects.

How to Take Nifedipine?

Nifedipine is to be taken orally and will come in the form of a capsule. Your healthcare provider will give you instructions on how often you should take this drug, as it may vary depending on the dosage. Generally, it should be taken around the same time each day, as to get the best effects without overdosing.

You should avoid taking this medication more or less than your healthcare provider has instructed, and if you are unclear you should contact them to learn more.

Patients should avoid taking this drug by choice, and should only stop the use of this medication if their doctor instructs them to do so.

You will want to make sure that you are taking your Nifedipine capsules on an empty stomach, around an hour before you eat, or two hours after you’ve eaten.

 

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If you are experiencing high fever (>103F/39.4C), shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chest pain, heart palpitations, abnormal bruising, abnormal bleeding, extreme fatigue, dizziness, new weakness or paralysis, difficulty with speech, confusion, extreme pain in any body part, or inability to remain hydrated or keep down fluids or feel you may have any other life-threatening condition, please go to the emergency department or call 911 immediately.

Frequently asked questions

  • While taking Nifedipine you should avoid the following:

    • Alcohol – Alcohol can increase the blood pressure-lowering effects of nifedipine which might increase the risk for side effects such as dizziness and lightheadedness.
    • Grapefruit and Grapefruit Juice – Grapefruit can increase the amount of nifedipine in your bloodstream, which can lead to enhanced side effects.
    • High sodium products – A high-sodium diet can counteract the blood pressure-lowering effects of Nifedipine.

    The list of things to avoid while taking Nifedipine above is not exhaustive.

    You should avoid certain medications and supplements while taking Nifedipine as they can interact with the drug and increase the risk of side effects. Examples would include, but are not limited to:

    • Other blood pressure medication
    • Some antifungal medications
    • Antiseizure drugs
    • Certain antibiotics
    • Potassium supplements

    Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about potential interactions and side effects before taking any medications.

    Additionally, when starting the medication avoid activities that require alertness and coordination, as you may feel lightheaded after taking the drug until you know exactly how it affects you. Examples of activities that should be avoided are driving, operating machinery, or any activity that requires a high level of focus and discernment.

  • When taken as prescribed, Nifedipine is generally a safe drug. However, it might not be safe for everyone and should only be taken when deemed appropriate by your healthcare provider.

  • The most common side effect of Nifedipine is flushing. This can sometimes be accompanied by a sensation of warmth or heat, and it primarily affects the face and neck. Other common side effects include:

    • Feeling flushed
    • Experiencing dizziness
    • Nausea
    • Heart palpitations
    • Swelling in your legs
    • Headaches
    • Constipation
    • Fatigue

  • The effects of Nifedipine can vary from one individual to another, and the speed at which it works can also depend on the dosage, formulation (immediate-release versus extended-release), and the condition being treated.

    Overall Nifedipine starts working from day one but it may take a few weeks to fully take effect.

    It’s also worth noting that even if you don’t “feel” different, the medication might still be working to lower your blood pressure or address angina. It’s essential to regularly monitor blood pressure and follow up with a healthcare provider to ensure the medication is working as intended and to make any necessary dosage adjustments.

  • The exact dosage for Nifedipine can vary and will depend on your individual condition and medical history as well as the formulation of Nifedipine. Nifedipine comes in two forms: extended-release and immediate-release.

    Immediate-release tablets are typically taken 1 to 3 times per day while extended-release tablets can be taken once or twice a day.

    Generally for immediate-release tablets (for adults), the initial dose is 10mg three times a day. And for the extended-release capsules, the initial dose is 30-60 mg once daily.

    The dosages may be increased depending on your response and tolerance to the treatment.

    Make sure to take your doses at consistent times and never stop taking the medication on your own. You should consult with your healthcare provider to determine when it is safe for you to discontinue Nifedipine use.

  • No, nifedipine is not available over-the-counter. It is a prescription-only medication and should only be taken as prescribed by your healthcare provider.

  • Yes, you can get an online prescription for Nidedipine from DrHouse. DrHouse is a convenient and fast telehealth platform that connects you with licensed healthcare providers who can help diagnose and treat various health conditions and prescribe medications.

    You can get a prescription for Nifedipine from a doctor on our platform in minutes, without leaving home.

  • Getting an online prescription for Nifedipine is simple and fast with DrHouse. All you have to do is:

    • Sign up
    • Download our telehealth app
    • Fill in your personal information
    • Answer a few questions about your medical history
    • Start an on-demand virtual visit with one of our healthcare providers

    Once you have started the virtual visit, your provider will determine whether you are a good candidate for Nifedipine. If they deem it to be an appropriate treatment option for you, they will issue an online prescription which can then be filled at any pharmacy of your choice.

  • Other than Nifedipine, there are other calcium channel blocker medications available. They include:

    • Amlodipine
    • Diltiazem
    • Verapamil
    • Felodipine
    • Isradipine