Nifedipine Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Dizzy
  • Feel Like Throwing Up
  • Feeling Weak
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • 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

  • Abnormally Low Blood Pressure
  • Fluid In The Lungs
  • Inflammation Of Skin Caused By An Allergy

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizzy
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Feel Like Throwing Up
  • Feeling Weak
  • Fever
  • Frequent Urination
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Hives
  • Inability To Have An Erection
  • Inflammation Of The Nose
  • Itching
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Leg Cramps
  • Low Energy
  • Mood Changes
  • Nervous
  • Nosebleed
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck
  • Trouble Breathing

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Acute Skin Rash
  • Anemia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Decreased White Blood Cells
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Giant Hives
  • Hard Foreign Body In Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Heart Attack
  • Hepatitis
  • Inflammation Of Skin Caused By An Allergy
  • Inflammation Of The Skin With Blisters
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Stone
  • Large Purple Or Brown Skin Blotches
  • Life Threatening Allergic Reaction
  • Overgrowth Of Gums Onto Teeth
  • Rash
  • Severely Low Blood Pressure
  • Skin Rash With Sloughing
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Stomach Or Intestinal Ulcer
  • Stomach Or Intestine Blockage
  • Temporary Blindness
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • Yellowing Of Skin Or Eyes From Liver Problems

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Abnormal Increase In Muscle Tone
  • Abnormal Respiratory Sound
  • Abnormally High-Pitched Breathing Sound
  • Abnormally Low Blood Pressure
  • Altered Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • Arthritis
  • Breast Fullness Due To Milk Production
  • Burping
  • Chills
  • Chronic Trouble Sleeping
  • Confused
  • Depression
  • Difficult Or Painful Urination
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Drowsiness
  • Drug Or Chemical-Induced Sensitivity To Sunlight
  • Drug Or Chemical-Induced Sensitivity To Sunlight
  • Dry Mouth
  • Enlarged Breasts
  • Erythromelalgia
  • Excess Urination
  • Feeling Anxious
  • Feeling Faint
  • Gas
  • Gout
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Increased Eosinophils In The Blood
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammation Of A Vein
  • Inflammation Of The Esophagus
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Problems With Eyesight
  • Puffy Face From Water Retention
  • Small Red Skin Lesions Caused By Dilated Blood Vessels
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Throat Irritation
  • Urination During The Night
  • Weight Loss

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