swelling of ankles and legs, trembling, fainting, restlessness, Flushing, blurring of vision, indigestion, nausea, nasal congestion, increase in liver enzyme levels., inability to achieve or maintain an erection, difficulty in urination, increased frequency of urination, sleep disorders, low blood pressure when standing, constipation, swelling in joints, nose bleeds, Stomach pain, dizziness, anxiety, irregular heartbeats, migraine, muscle cramps, dry mouth, stomach cramps, headache, feeling of being unwell
Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. Is nifedipine safe?Nifedipine is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor.
Q. Is Nifedipine a nitrate/beta-blocker/ACE inhibitor/tocolytic?No. Nifedipine is not a nitrate, beta-blocker, or an ACE inhibitor. It is a calcium channel blocker.
Q. What is Calcigard/Nicardia/Dipin used for?Calcigard, Nicardia, Dipin are examples of a few brands containing nifedipine and used for treating high blood pressure, chest-pain and Reynaud’s phenomenon.
Q. Can I take aspirin/Tylenol/Benadryl/Viagra/ Tums/Sudafed with nifedipine?Nifedipine can be taken with Tylenol (paracetamol), Sudafed (pseudoephedrine) and Benadryl. Taking Viagra (sildenafil) may increase the blood pressure lowering effect of nifedipine. Taking aspirin may increase the blood pressure. Tums (calcium carbonate) may decrease the effect of nifedipine. Consult your doctor before use.
Q. Does nifedipine cause migraine/constipation/insomnia/bradycardia/cough/weight gain/urination/changes in heart rate?Nifedipine may cause migraine, constipation, insomnia or bardycardia (slow heart rate). There is no evidence of nifedipine causing cough or weight changes. If you notice such symptoms, please consult your doctor.
Q. Is nifedipine a narcotic or tocolytic?No. Nifedipine is a non-narcotic/ uncontrolled/nonaddictive drug. Nifedipine is used as tocolytic (to delay preterm birth).
Q. Can I take nifedipine while pregnant?It is advisable to consult your doctor before taking nifedipine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Q. Can Nifedipine be taken with food?Yes. Nifedipine may be taken with or without food. However, do not take the drug within 3 days of taking grapefruit or grapefruit juice.