Procardia XL Drug Interactions
When certain medications are taken with Procardia XL, drug interactions may occur. Some of these interactions can cause your body to metabolize the medicines differently than intended and result in excessive drug levels in your system, decreased effectiveness of some drugs, or unwanted side effects (such as low blood pressure, bleeding, or congestive heart failure). Medications that may potentially lead to drug interactions with Procardia XL include certain antibiotics, beta blockers, and some seizure medications.
An Overview of Procardia XL Drug InteractionsProcardia XL® (nifedipine) can potentially interact with a number of other medicines. Some of these medicines that may lead to Procardia XL drug interactions include:
- Certain antibiotics or antifungals, including:
o Erythromycin (Ery-Tab®)o Isoniazid (Nydrazid®)o Itraconazole (Sporanox®)o Ketoconazole (Neoral®)o Miconazoleo Quinupristin and dalfopristin (Synercid®)o Telithromycin (Ketek®)
- Beta blockers, such as:
- Cimetidine (Tagamet®)
- Digoxin (Digitek®, Lanoxin®)
- Grapefruit juice
- Nefazodone (Serzone®)
- Protease inhibitors, such as:
- Rifamycin derivatives, such as rifabutin (Mycobutin®), rifampin (Rifadin®), or rifapentine (Priftin®)
- Certain seizure medications, such as phenytoin (Dilantin®), phenobarbital (Luminal®), or carbamazepine (Tegretol®, Tegretol XR®)
- St. John's wort
- Tacrolimus (Prograf®)
- Warfarin (Coumadin®, Jantoven®).