Nifedipine Drug Interactions

Nifedipine Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when nifedipine is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Certain Antibiotics and Antifungals
Taking nifedipine with certain antibiotics or antifungals can increase the level of nifedipine in your blood, possibly increasing your risk of side effects. Your healthcare provider should monitor your blood pressure (and may need to lower your nifedipine dosage) while you are taking certain antibiotics or antifungals.
 
Beta Blockers
Combining nifedipine with a beta blocker may increase your risk of side effects, especially low blood pressure (hypotension) and congestive heart failure (CHF). Your healthcare provider should monitor you closely if you are taking a beta blocker with nifedipine.
 
Cimetidine
Cimetidine may increase the level of nifedipine in your blood, possibly increasing your risk of nifedipine side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to adjust your nifedipine dose or may suggest an alternative to cimetidine.
 
Digoxin
Nifedipine may increase the level of digoxin in your blood. Since changes in digoxin levels can be dangerous, your healthcare provider should monitor the level of digoxin in your blood and adjust your digoxin dosage as necessary.
 
Grapefruit Juice
Grapefruit juice can increase the level of nifedipine in your blood, even if you do not take nifedipine and drink grapefruit juice at the same time of the day. It is best to avoid grapefruit juice altogether while taking the drug. However, if your healthcare provider decides that it is okay for you to drink grapefruit juice during treatment, you should do so consistently and with moderation.
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Nifedipine Drug Information

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