Maternal & Child Community
to stop prelabor. please answer me.
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to breast feeding, childhood disease, colic, child discipline, immunization, lactation, newborn care, post partum depression, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and special needs children.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

to stop prelabor. please answer me.

i am not dialated, but have a softer cervix my doc says and i am having lots of contractions. so she gave me nifedipine 30mg. generic for procardia. does that sound right? i did a research on it and it says "not safe during pregnancy" and it says nothing about stopping contractions. could the pharmacy have made a mistake? and the bottle is full. am i supposed to finish teh bottle? my doctor is busy now that i am calling her. i have to take the med but i am hesitant now. waiting for some response. thank you.
Related Discussions
6 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
174483_tn?1327629077
call the pharmacy and make sure, they will be able to tell you what the medication is for, i was perscribed tributaline to stop my preterm labor, and when i looked it up online it said it was asthma medication, so it doesnt mean that the medication is necessarily bad, its smart that you recognized it and reserched it before you took it, because i have taken medication from my doctor when i was nursing and it ended up hurting the baby, so for sure call the pharmacy and your doctor to make sure its what its suposed to be
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
It looks like nifedipine is used sometimes to prevent uterine contractions although that isnt its main indication (its typically used to treat high blood pressure):

http://health.yahoo.com/other-other/nifedipine-for-preterm-labor/healthwise--hw221970.html

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/484260

In any case, I agree with taysmommy and give your pharmacist a call to double check.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
how far along are you?
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
No, it's not a mistake. Take it as directed by your doctor.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
i called the pharmacist, he said its right and to take it. i am almost 33weeks.
Blank
172023_tn?1334675884
We use it all the time to stop preterm contractions.  
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Maternal & Child Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Children's Health Answerers
134578_tn?1404951303
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
13167_tn?1327197724
Blank
RockRose
Austin, TX
4268628_tn?1375044776
Blank
Flickan
Monroe, WA
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
gyspy09
PA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
MrsVirginia_001