Nicardipine HCL Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Dizziness
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • Head Pain
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Worsening Angina

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Skin Rash
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Indigestion
  • Muscle Pain
  • Nausea

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Heart Attack
  • A Type Of Slowed Heart Rhythm Disorder Called Heart Block
  • Abnormal Heart Electrical Signals
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • An Infection
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Rapid Ventricular Heartbeat
  • Reduced Blood Flow To The Brain Causing Some Brain Cells To Die Or Function Poorly
  • Significantly Low Blood Pressure

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Feeling Of General Discomfort Called Malaise
  • A Sore Throat
  • An Increased Need To Urinate Often
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Blurred Vision
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Fainting
  • Hyperactive Behavior
  • Inflammation Of The Covering Of The Heart Or Pericardium
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Tremors
  • Nervousness
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Orthostatic Hypotension, A Form Of Low Blood Pressure
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • The Inability To Have An Erection
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Visible Water Retention
  • Vomiting

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