When and How to Take ProcardiaSome general considerations for when and how to take the medication include:
- Procardia comes in capsule form. It is taken by mouth, usually three or four times a day.
- You can take it with or without food.
- It should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.
DosingThe 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 with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Procardia Dosage for more information.)
Side EffectsAs with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Procardia. 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 Procardia include, but are not limited to:
- Dizziness, lightheadedness, or giddiness
- Flushing or hot flashes
- Nausea or heartburn
- Muscle cramps or shakiness (tremors).
(Click Side Effects of Procardia to learn about specific side effects of this drug, including some of the more serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider. You can also read about other possible side effects by going to: