Log In Sign Up

nifedipine/procardia to stop contractions?


Forum: High Risk Pregnancy

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To High Risk Pregnancy LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
December 21st, 2011, 05:31 PM
Crystal_Lynn's Avatar Ari and Zev's Mommy
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: StL
Posts: 2,798
So I've been contracting for a while now and am nearly 3cm. The hospital put me on nifedipine (which is the same drug as procardia) to minimize the contractions. They want me to stay on it, 10mg every 6 hours, until 36 weeks. Has anyone had any experience with this? Is it really safe to stay on this medicine for so long, as it can lower your BP??
__________________






.My Pregnancy Blog.Last update: 01.05.12.




Some babies are born to soon and/or too sick. Arm yourself with knowledge, visit marchofdimes.com!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
December 21st, 2011, 07:45 PM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 8,598
I was on it with my last pg and so were a couple other ladies in the August 2011 Playroom. It is safe - it's a med to relax smooth muscles, like the uterus. I was on it for 10 days - from 34-35 weeks. For me it was the last medicine to use since they'd already done terb. earlier in my pg.

I ended up having a c/s at 37w 4d. DD#2 was perfectly healthy. I did have contractions once I was off the procardia, but the contractions didn't have any major effects on my cervix. It changed about 1 cm and 30% in effacement.

I hope this helps. Good luck.
__________________
Mom to M (6), K (4), and little rose (18 months)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
December 22nd, 2011, 09:34 AM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 13,880
No experience here, but just wanted to say I hope you're able to keep your little one cooking a few weeks more!
__________________
~Beth in Seattle



Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:02 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0