Originally posted by fnaz
I am 5 weeks pregnant now. I am concerned about procardia. I am it taking 30 mg daily.Has anyone here have any experience with it?
Is it safe in pregnancy ? If yes, When did you start taking it ?
Many many thanks in advance for your time and help.
Hi I was on procardia 30 mg XL this year before I switched to verapamil (as a migraine preventative and anti-hypertensive).
Although Procardia is category C like most anti-hypertensives, my cardiologist thought it would be safe for me to continue on if I became pregnant again. He did tell me to come see him in the first and last trimester since I would probably need my dose adjusted upwards due to pregnancy.
I tried Aldomet post-partum- I believe it is category B in pregnancy. Since it is an older drug there is more data on its use during pregnancy, but due to its side effects/ feeling dopey I switched to a calcium channel blocker.
I hope this helps.