What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- Low blood pressure
- Liver problems, such as liver failure or cirrhosis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- 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 (see Cardene and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Cardene and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Cardene Warnings and Precautions for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take the drug.)
Overdose With CardenePeople who take too much of this medication may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- Slurred speech
- Liver problems.
If you happen to overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Cardene Overdose for more information.)