Drug Information on Procardia XL
Procardia XL® (nifedipine) is a drug used to treat certain types of chest pain (angina) and high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults. As an extended-release medication, it is typically taken just once a day. Be sure to take it at the same time each day. This will help keep an even level of medication in your blood.
Prior to beginning treatment with Procardia XL, inform your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including supplements and nonprescription products. You should also be aware of possible side effects, such as headaches, fatigue, and swelling.
(Click Procardia XL for more information on this drug. This Web page takes an in-depth look at how it works, lists other potential side effects, and explains the factors that will affect your dose.)