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When and How to Do I Take It?

Some general considerations for when and how to take Nifediac CC include:
  • The medication comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth, usually once a day.
  • It should be taken on an empty stomach.
  • Because the tablets are extended release, they should not be broken, crushed, or chewed. Be sure to swallow the tablets whole.
  • It should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood.
  • For the medicine to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.

Nifediac Dosing

The dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may currently be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Nifediac Dosage for more information.)

Nifediac Side Effects

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects that may occur. However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. When side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Nifediac CC include, but are not limited to:
  • Swelling or water retention in the hands, feet, or lower legs
  • Headaches
  • Flushing or hot flashes
  • Dizziness.
(Click Nifediac Side Effects to learn about specific side effects of this medicine, including some of the more serious side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider. You can also read about other possible side effects by going to:
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