Hello. My father, aged 74, has recently been diagnosed with anemia. They saw a reference recently that men over 71 should not be on the drug adalat or nifidipine as it can affect red cell count. They are wondering if there is a connection between this drug, which has been on for many years now, and his anemia. Is anyone aware such a warning?
I'm happy to note my father is doing fine. His doctor found studies which showed that adalat can aggrevate anemic like symptoms in about 5% of people taking the drug. They have since done a colon examination and it came out negative.