Procardia Drug Interactions
Drug interactions can occur when Procardia is taken with certain other medications, such as some antibiotics, beta blockers, and certain seizure medications. Some of these Procardia drug interactions may alter the amounts of the medications in your blood, potentially decreasing the effectiveness of the drugs or increasing your risk of side effects. To minimize these complications, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider (prior to taking Procardia) about potential drug interactions that may apply to you.
An Overview of Procardia Drug InteractionsProcardia® (nifedipine) can potentially interact with a number of other medicines. Some of these medicines that may lead to Procardia 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®).