Average Rating: 2.2 (48 Ratings)

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 1  High blood pressure/preeclampsia The worst medication on the planet. I started this medicine right before I got pregnant. At first, the anxiety, loss of appetite and palpitations started but then I found out I was pregnant so they kept me on it. I was diagnosed with ppa/ppd but was not on medication but doing therapy then I suddenly stopped thus meds and I started to feel better but then my bo went back up and I continued to the meds, this time, the panic attacks, anxiety loss of appetite, insomnia, feel like I'm dying and ended up in the ER, I just decided to goggle and I'm shocked I'm not the only one going through this ordeal. I took a dose this morning before reading the reviews, I will never take another pill of this medicine for the rest of my life. This medicine should be pulled out of the market, please stay away, it's a dangerous drug. F 42 100 days
30 mg er 1X D
 1  Postpartum preeclampsia Chest pain, acid reflux, arm and leg cramps, headaches, anxious feeling, severe shortness of breath,fast heart rate and palpitations. This medicine had me feeling like I was having a heart attack or maybe a blood clot but everything always came out normal in the ED( I went so many times I lost count). I would not recommend this medication past two weeks or so. I did not realize it was the medicine causing all of that until I did my research on it. After stopping it some symptoms went away after one day but still experienced other symptoms for some time after. I am still going through them for I just stopped the medicine 5 days ago before this post F 35 6 weeks
30 mg 1X D
 1  Postpartum Preeclampsia Extreme anxiety and panic attacks, tingling/numb feeling in hands and arms, occasionally legs and feet; swelling in hands and feet, headaches (not helped by meds), cannot relax- constant tension- clenching of jaw, knots in neck; high resting heart rate, chest pains, fatigue, dizziness when standing too quickly. If you can, try other medications. I just got removed due to an improvement in my meds, but after two trips to the ER due to different side effects, I asked for a new med if I have to go back on them. F 30 61 days
30 1X D
 3  Postpartum preeclampsia Extreme headache that Tylenol barely touches. Hot, red feet that somewhat get swollen. Giddiness. Racing heart sometimes. Ringing in ears occasionally. It does help stabilize my blood pressure, though. F 26 6 days
60mg 1X D
 3  Postpartum preeclampsia The first 6 months no side effects but then I started experiencing redness and tingling in my legs. If i would take the pill late I would get a headache. Around 16 months of use out of no where I started experiencing extreme anxiety. After a week of this I researched and realized this was likely a side effect and called my doctor to be taken off of it. F 32 16 months
1X D
 1  High Blood Pressure Anxiety, neck tightness, tingly sensation through left arm, chest and neck; insomnia and trouble sleeping. F 35 3 days
30 mg 1X D
 1   0 days
1X D
 1  Blood pressure Swings in blood pressure. Took me forever to figure this out. High anxiety. Warm flushing tingling in face ears and feet. Anxiety is so high I am close to making poor decisions and or mentally paralyzed. I am going to see another doctor. It's scary I've made it this long. M 59 9 months
30 1X D
 4  High blood pressure Acid reflux Has any one else been diagnosed with the gerd while taking this medication. Noticed when I forget to take medication, my acid reflux is very mild. Wanted to know if anyone else has experience this. 57 15 years
90 1X D
 3  Raynaudís disease Anxiety . Tiredness. Short tempered. Irritated. Slight appetite decrease. Shortness of breath . F 40 3 days
30 MG
 2  Post partum high blood pressure Made me irrationally angry and very depressed. Thought it was ppd starting, but the feelings started shortly after I started the drug and stopped a few days after stopping taking it. Also caused the worst headaches of my life. It did lower BP a bit but being suicidal all the time is not a good tradeoff. F 40 4 weeks
 1  Hbp Headache Extreme fatigue Pounding heart Constipation Swelling in hands and lower legs and feet Trouble breathing Insomnia Extreme lower back pain Extreme heartburn Throat swelling Overall feeling of impending doom I am extremely angry at my new doctor for prescribing this medication to me without warning me about the horrible side effects that could occur. Suffice it to say that I am changing doctors. Just because he has never been on this medication does not mean that he shouldnít disclose the potential side effects, which are numerous, and that Iíve experienced over the past 3 days. I feel extremely sorry for people who have these side effects and havenít attributed them to the medication. I agree with others that this drug should be taken off the market. (And if you look it up, these are COMMON side effects. Not rare. Thatís ridiculous. F 50 3 days
60 mg
 3  Postpartum preeclampsia This drug did a great job bringing my blood pressures down to good levels after preeclampsia. I went into the ER with 200/90 and after management in the hospital was discharged with 140s/90-80s. I am now 5 weeks out and get 110/60-70s consistently. Iíve coincidentally been diagnosed with postpartum panic disorder, but after reading other reviews of this drug I am now very curious if my VERY intense anxiety and occasional panic attacks are not postpartum at all but rather a side effect... F 29 6 weeks
 1  Hypertension Nervousness, anxiety, feeling like something bad was going to happen to me, loss of appetite potentially due to the anxiety, palpitations all day long. About 5 days after starting this medication I felt nervous as a passenger in a car. The next day I had a full blown panic attack that sent me to the er. I attributed it to me not handling being on bp meds. Well everyday after that I would have anxiety attacks every afternoon and then I would feel better. Then slowly every morning and afternoon and night. I called me doc to see if I could stop the medications and the first day off idk if i had withdrawal symptoms but I had the worst palpitations that sent me back to the er 10 days after the first attack. I've been off the meds about 9 days now and in slowly feel I am getting better each day. I was about to go on anti anxeity/depression medication bc docs were telling me that these arent side effects, even though I have no history of panic attacks. I am sorry for other people having to go through this but after reading some comments, am happy I wasnt the only one. This drug is horrible! F 33 15 days
 3  Postpartum preeclampsia Fluttering heart, extreme dizziness, fatigue, eye floaters, stabbing pain in head, stabbing sensation in chest Works to control BP but might go too low. F 31 45 days
30 mg
 3  Postpartum Hypertension Intense anxiety and panic attacks, chest tightness/heaviness/reflux, palpitations, nervousness, chest congestion, low energy and shortness of breath some days. Also had nausea, lack of appetite, and vomiting the first couple of days. Did a decent job managing BP but had a lot of side effects F 32 6 weeks
60 MG
 3  Postpartum Blood pressure I had dull headaches, warm, tingling feeling in my hands and feet. Chest tightness and heaviness. Tiredness, weakness and legs/ calves feeling tight. F 35 2 months
30 mg
 1  Hypertension Has anyone else lost their appetite with this medicine and lost some weight? Also extreme fatigue, short of breath and depression. F 66 50 days
 1  Hypertension Please donít doubt yourself because this medicine will work but the side effects are real. I had no problems at first then started feeling dizzy and it elevated my heart rate as if I was having a panic attack/ heart attack and it even raised my BP I also had shortness of breath. This medication should be taken off the market. F 34 3 months
60mg daily
 1  Postpartum hypertension I had high bp for the first few days after giving birth, then it went down to 117/80 on avg daily after three weeks on the pill, sometimes itís lower. I wake up dizzy, with an all over headache. Every day i have shortness of breath, leg cramps, joint pain, back pain, weakness, and shakiness. F 21 40 days

PROCARDIA XL  (NIFEDIPINE):  Nifedipine is used alone or in combination with other drugs to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This medication is also used for certain types of chest pain (angina). It may help increase your ability to exercise and decrease the frequency of chest pain attacks. It should not be used to treat chest pain when it occurs. Use other medications (e.g., sublingual nitroglycerin) to relieve attacks of chest pain as directed by your doctor. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. This medication is known as a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing and widening blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)