Nifedipine 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
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Fluid In The Lungs
  • Inflammation Of The Skin Due To An Allergy
  • Low Blood Pressure

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Feeling Of Pins And Needles On Skin
  • A Sleep Disorder
  • A Stuffy And Runny Nose
  • An Increased Need To Urinate Often
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fever
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Leg Cramps
  • Low Energy
  • Mood Changes
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Nosebleed
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck
  • The Inability To Have An Erection
  • Trouble Breathing

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Hard Solid Mass Called A Concretion In The Gastrointestinal Tract
  • A Heart Attack
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Skin Rash
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Yellowing Of The Eyes Or Skin From Buildup Of Bilirubin Called Jaundice
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • An Acute Skin Rash
  • Anemia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Blockage Of The Stomach Or Intestine
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Erythema Multiforme, A Type Of Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Inflammation Of The Skin Due To An Allergy
  • Inflammation Of The Skin With Blisters
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Stones
  • Large Purple Or Brown Skin Blotches
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Overgrowth Of Gums Onto Teeth
  • Significantly Low Blood Pressure
  • Skin Rash With Sloughing
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Stomach Or Intestinal Ulcer
  • Temporary Blindness

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Change In Vision
  • A Condition Affecting The Body Causing Pain, Redness, And Swelling Called Erythromelalgia
  • A Type Of Joint Disorder Due To Excess Uric Acid In The Blood Called Gout
  • Altered Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • An Abnormal Breathing Sound Called Rales
  • An Abnormal Breathing Sound Called Stridor
  • An Abnormal Increase In Muscle Tone
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Arthritis
  • Breast Fullness Due To Milk Production
  • Burping
  • Chills
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Difficult Or Painful Urination
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Drowsiness
  • Drug Or Chemical-Induced Sensitivity To Sunlight
  • Drug Or Chemical-Induced Sensitivity To Sunlight
  • Dry Mouth
  • Enlarged Breasts
  • Excess Urination
  • Fainting
  • Gas
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Increased Eosinophils In The Blood
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammation Of A Vein
  • Inflammation Of The Esophagus
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Puffy Face From Water Retention
  • Small Red Skin Lesions Due To Dilated Blood Vessels
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Throat Irritation
  • Urination During The Night
  • Weight Loss

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