Nifedipine – This medicine is used to prevent certain types of chest pain (angina). It may allow you to exercise more and decrease the frequency of angina attacks. Nifedipine is in a class of medications known as calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so that it flows more easily. This medication should be taken regularly to be effective. It should not be used to treat chest pain attacks when they occur. Use other medications (such as nitroglycerin sublingual) to relieve chest pain attacks as indicated by your doctor. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Older adults should discuss the risks and benefits of this medicine with their doctor or pharmacist, as well as other possibly safer forms of nifedipine (such as long-acting tablets).
What is Side Effect of Nifedipine?
Dizziness, flushing, weakness, swelling of the ankles/feet, constipation, and headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
To reduce dizziness and vertigo, lift slowly by lifting it from a seated or lying position.
Remember that your doctor prescribed this medication because he or she judged that the benefit for you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people who use this medicine have no serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but severe side effects occur: fast, irregular, heartbeat, fainting.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: Vision changes.
Although this medication is effective in preventing chest pain (angina), some people who already have severe heart disease may rarely develop provocation of chest pain or a heart attack after starting this medication or Increase dosage. Get medical help immediately if you experience: worsening of chest pain, symptoms of a heart attack (such as chest/jaw/left arm pain, shortness of breath, unusual sweating).
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a severe allergic reaction, including skin rash, rash, swelling (especially face/tongue/neck), severe dizziness, difficulty breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Before taking Nifedipine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; Or if you have other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which may cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for details.
This medication should not be used if you have a certain medical condition. Before using Nifedipine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: some heart problems (such as congestive heart failure, aortic stenosis).
Before using Nifedipine, tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history, especially: liver problems, kidney problems.
Before submitting to surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medicine.
This drug can make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana can make you dizzier. Do not drive, use machines or do anything that requires vigilance until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana.
Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially dizziness, constipation, or swelling of the ankles/feet.
During pregnancy, Nifedipine should only be used when it is clearly necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Nifedipine passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.