Adalat Warnings and Precautions
A few of the Adalat CC precautions and warnings include the risk of the drug making chest pain worse, the safety of taking the drug when pregnant or breastfeeding, and potential drug interactions. Because Adalat CC is not suitable for everyone, you should talk to your healthcare provider (prior to taking Adalat CC) about any medical conditions you have and any other medications you are taking. You should not take Adalat CC if you are allergic to any ingredients used to make the medication.
Adalat: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Adalat CC® (nifedipine) if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- An upcoming surgery
- Aortic stenosis
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Some Adalat Warnings and PrecautionsSome warnings and precautions to be aware of with Adalat CC include:
- Adalat CC can cause low blood pressure, especially in people who are also taking beta blockers. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any signs of low blood pressure, such as dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting.
- Tell your healthcare provider if you have any upcoming surgeries. Depending on the type of anesthetic, you may need to stop taking Adalat CC a few days before surgery.
- Rarely, Adalat CC can make chest pain worse or even cause heart attacks. This is more likely to occur in people with severe heart disease. Tell your healthcare provider if your chest pain worsens (or if you develop new chest pain) while you are taking Adalat CC.
- Rarely, people who are taking Adalat CC along with a beta blocker have developed congestive heart failure (CHF). This is more likely to occur in people with a condition called aortic stenosis.
- Adalat CC can cause water retention (edema). Because water retention can be dangerous in people with congestive heart failure, Adalat CC should be used with caution in people with this medical condition.
- Adalat CC can interact with other medications (see Adalat Drug Interactions).
- Adalat CC is considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that Adalat CC may not be safe to use during pregnancy. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using Adalat CC during pregnancy (see Adalat and Pregnancy for more information).
- Adalat CC passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start breastfeeding, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about using Adalat CC (see Adalat and Breastfeeding for more information).