Nifedipine Oral Tablet, Extended Release 30Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Nifedipine: Oral tablet, extended release (30mg)

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Nifediac CC 30mg ER Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: B  |  30
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Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: B  |  30
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Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: ELN 30 
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Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: A 153 

What is this Medicine?

NIFEDIPINE (nye FED i peen) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, which can reduce the amount of work the heart has to do. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain caused by angina.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Nifedipine: Oral tablet, extended release(30mg)
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*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Nifediac CC 30mg Extended-Release Tablet

NDC: 000935272
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Variant Angina, Hypertension

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Diabetic Nephropathy, Altitude Sickness, Proteinuria, Altitude Sickness Prophylaxis

Storage Information
Protect from light
Store below 86 degrees F
Protect from moisture
Nifediac CC 30mg Extended-Release Tablet
Drug Image file DrugItem_2519.JPG
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: B  |  30
Shape: round
Color: yellow

Reported Side Effects for Nifediac CC 30mg Extended-Release Tablet

Belching Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Eosinophilia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Metallic Taste Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Double Vision Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Conjunctivitis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Confusion Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Chills Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Chest Pain Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Increase In Breast Size Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Blurred Vision Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Incoordination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
<4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Anaphylactoid Reactions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Vomiting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fainting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inceased Urination Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Visual Impairment Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Cramps Incidence:
<8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
<0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rhinitis Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Bruises Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Photosensitivity Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Irritated Blood Vessels Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Red Spotted Rash Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Pelvic Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Paresthesias Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Paranoia Incidence:
<0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<7.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Bleeding Within The Eye Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Nighttime Urination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nightmares Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Weakness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Melena Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Feeling Sick Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Enlarged Lymph Nodes Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Sexual Desire Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Secretion Of Tears Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Increased Urination Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Impotence (erectile Dysfunction) Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hypoesthesia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Excessive Mucle Tone Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gynecomastia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Gingival Hyperplasia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Heartburn Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Flushing Incidence:
<25.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Weight Loss Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Gout Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gas Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Exfoliative Dermatitis Incidence:
<0.5%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Throat Inflammation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nose Bleed Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Painful Urination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
<6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Depression Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Cough Incidence:
<6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
<3.3%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Suddenly Stopped Heart Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Slow Heart Beat Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Irregular Heart Beat Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Angioedema Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Chest Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Anemia Incidence:
<0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lazy Eye Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Loss Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Blood In The Urine Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Intestinal Bleeding Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Difficulty Swallowing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Balance Problems Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hives Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Shaking Incidence:
<8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Ringing In Ears Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
<0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Sinus Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Weight Gain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Sore Throat Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Postural Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Kidney Stones Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Stuffy Nose Incidence:
<6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Migraine Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Breast Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hot Flashes Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
2.0-11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Heart Failure Incidence:
2.0-6.7%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
4.0-27.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fluid Retention Incidence:
4.0-30.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Attack Incidence:
4.0-6.7%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Tired Incidence:
4.0-5.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Throat Irritation Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Wheezing Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Weakness Incidence:
10.0-12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
10.0-23.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Heartburn Incidence:
11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Nifediac CC 30mg Extended-Release Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Nifediac CC 30mg Extended-Release Tablet(Nifedipine)
Grapefruit juice and Nifedipine(Nifedipine)
Avoid taking Nifedipine with grapefruit juice. Grapefruit juice and grapefruit-containing foods may increase the effects of Nifedipine. If the blood pressure drops too low while taking this medicine, you may become dizzy or feel faint; do not stand or sit up too quickly. Contact your prescriber if you have dizziness which does not go away while taking this medicine. If you notice new or increased swelling of your legs or ankles, tell your health care provider.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Nifediac CC 30mg Extended-Release Tablet(Nifedipine)
Alcohol and Antihypertensives(Nifedipine)
Although an interaction is possible, Ethanol (alchohol) and Antihypertensive Agents (drugs used to reduce high blood pressure) may be used together. Ethanol or alchohol-containing beverages may increase the effects of Antihypertensive Agents on your blood pressure. If the blood pressure drops too low while taking Ethanol and Antihypertensive Agents, you may become dizzy or feel faint. To limit this interaction, avoid alcohol-containing beverages while taking medicines to lower your blood pressure. Do not stand or sit up too quickly. Contact your prescriber if you have dizziness which does not go away.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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