Who should not take Nifedipine ER?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • porphyria
  • myasthenia gravis, a skeletal muscle disorder
  • a sudden worsening of angina called acute coronary syndrome
  • severe narrowing of the aortic heart valve
  • severe heart failure
  • low blood pressure
  • significantly low blood pressure
  • hardening of the liver
  • liver problems
  • decreased kidney function
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • blood circulation failure due to serious heart condition
  • chronic idiopathic constipation
  • porphyria
  • blockage of the stomach or intestine
  • a narrowing of the intestines
  • hardening of the liver
  • the stomach and intestines to move food at a slower pace
  • creation of Kock pouch
  • a heart attack
  • a sudden worsening of angina called acute coronary syndrome

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