Adalat CC, also known as nifedipine, is a medication used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). This drug is typically used in a combination with other drugs to reduce high blood pressure. Lowering your high blood pressure greatly reduces your risk of strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.
Nifedipine is a calcium channel blocker. This class of drug helps lower blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels throughout the body. When the vessels are relaxed, there is less pressure built up and your heart does not have to work as hard.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
Common side effects of Adalat CC include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects:
Do any drugs interact with Adalat CC?
Some alpha-blockers like doxazosin, calcium, or magnesium may interact with nifedipine. Some medications may affect the removal of nifedipine such as St. John’s wort, drugs used to treat seizures, apalutamide, cimetidine, among others.