Afeditab Warnings and Precautions
It is important to understand the risks of Afeditab CR prior to taking the medication. Some Afeditab CR warnings and precautions include possible drug interactions, the safety of taking the drug when pregnant or breastfeeding, and the risk of the drug causing potentially serious side effects (such as low blood pressure or water retention). People who are allergic to any of the ingredients used to make Afeditab CR should not take the medication.
Afeditab: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Afeditab CR® (nifedipine) if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure (CHF)
- 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 Afeditab Warnings and PrecautionsSome warnings and precautions to be aware of with Afeditab CR include:
- Afeditab CR 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 Afeditab CR a few days before surgery.
- Rarely, Afeditab CR 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 Afeditab CR.
- Rarely, people who are taking Afeditab CR 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.
- Afeditab CR can cause water retention (edema). Because water retention can be dangerous in people with congestive heart failure, Afeditab CR should be used with caution in people with this medical condition.
- Afeditab CR can interact with other medications (see Afeditab Drug Interactions).
- Afeditab CR is considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that Afeditab CR may not be safe to use during pregnancy. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using Afeditab CR during pregnancy (see Afeditab and Pregnancy for more information).
- Afeditab CR passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start breastfeeding, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about using Afeditab CR (see Afeditab and Breastfeeding for more information).