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Early Labor and nifedipine

I was in the hospital for a few days because I'm 32 weeks, dilated to a 4, and having regular contractions. They've put me on nifedipine to stop the contractions but the medicine makes my entire body shut down and I feel so ill when taking it. It also makes my contractions come back stronger after making them fade away for a while.
Did anyone else deal with these kind of symptoms?
How long did you take the drug for?
I plan on talking to my OB about it, but he's out of town until Monday, so I'm just looking for someone else who can give me any advice.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:10 AM on Sep. 18, 2009 in Pregnancy

Answers (2)
  • I took it for five weeks, the max dose given. I didnt feel different from it. Is your blood pressure high enough to be taking it? You are only suppose to take it if your blood pressure is a certain level (im sure you know that). I hope it gets better for you!

    Answer by devo3 at 12:01 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • it maybe making u sick cause u could be alirgic to it.. you may need something else.... i had the same problem....

    Answer by Linsigirl26 at 12:15 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

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