NIFEDIPINE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

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If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • headache
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • fluid in the lungs
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • a stuffy and runny nose
  • constipation
  • the inability to have an erection
  • leg cramps
  • dizziness
  • low energy
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • nosebleed
  • nausea
  • an increased need to urinate often
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • generalized weakness
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • large purple or brown skin blotches
  • chronic heart failure
  • overgrowth of gums onto teeth
  • stomach or intestinal ulcer
  • blockage of the stomach or intestine
  • an acute skin rash
  • inflammation of the skin due to an allergy
  • inflammation of the skin with blisters
  • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • joint pain
  • a skin rash
  • a hard solid mass called a concretion in the gastrointestinal tract
  • fast heartbeat
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • a change in vision
  • low blood pressure
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