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Important Safety Concerns With Procardia XL

Some Procardia XL Warnings and Precautions

Some warnings and precautions to be aware of with Procardia XL include:
  • Procardia XL can cause low blood pressure (hypotension). Let your healthcare provider know 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 Procardia XL a few days before surgery.
  • Rarely, Procardia XL 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 while you are taking Procardia XL.
  • Rarely, people taking Procardia XL with a beta blocker have developed congestive heart failure (CHF). This is more likely to occur in people with a condition called aortic stenosis.
  • Procardia XL can cause water retention (edema). Because water retention can be dangerous in people with congestive heart failure, Procardia XL should be used with caution in people with this medical condition.
  • Procardia XL tablets do not completely dissolve. You may notice the tablets in your stool; this is normal and does not change the effectiveness of Procardia XL.
  • Because Procardia XL tablets do not completely dissolve, they have, in rare cases, caused intestinal blockages that have required hospitalization and even surgery. You may be at a higher risk for this problem if you have any of the following conditions:
  • Procardia XL can interact with other medications (see Procardia XL Drug Interactions).
  • Procardia XL is considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that Procardia XL may not be safe to use during pregnancy. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using Procardia XL during pregnancy (see Procardia XL and Pregnancy for more information).
  • Procardia XL passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start breastfeeding, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about using Procardia XL (see Procardia XL and Breastfeeding for more information).
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