Who should not take Adalat CC (nifedipine)?

Do not take Adalat CC (nifedipine) if you are allergic to nifedipine or any of its ingredients. Do not take Adalat CC if you are in cardiogenic shock, a state in which the heart is not able to effectively pump blood throughout the body.

Certain drugs can decrease the effectiveness of Adalat CC, including seizure medications like phenytoin, phenobarbital and carbamazepine, tuberculosis drugs like rifampin, rifapentin and rifabutin and herbal medications such as St. John's Wort. If you take any of these medications, your doctor may alter your dose or prescribe an alternative to Adalat CC.

Take Adalat CC with caution if you have aortic stenosis, heart failure, coronary artery disease, low blood pressure or diseases involving the kidney, liver or digestive system.

Before taking Adalat CC, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor about all of the prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, vitamins and herbal supplements you are taking. Tell your doctor if you are scheduled to undergo surgery.

Adalat CC may be dangerous when used by children and people over 65 years of age.

Adalat CC is used for the long-term treatment of high blood pressure, and should not be used in the acute treatment of critically high blood pressure.

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