NIFEDIPINE ER Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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

    • dizziness
    • temporary redness of face and neck
    • headache
    • nausea
    • generalized weakness

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • low blood pressure
    • inflammation of the skin due to an allergy

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

    • mood changes
    • a stuffy and runny nose
    • constipation
    • the inability to have an erection
    • itching
    • hives
    • joint stiffness
    • leg cramps
    • a sleep disorder
    • fever
    • excessive sweating
    • heart throbbing or pounding
    • trouble breathing
    • cough
    • diarrhea
    • nervousness
    • a feeling of pins and needles on skin

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • anemia
    • large purple or brown skin blotches
    • decreased blood platelets
    • low levels of white blood cells
    • temporary blindness
    • a heart attack
    • atrial fibrillation
    • slow heartbeat
    • chronic heart failure
    • significantly low blood pressure
    • overgrowth of gums onto teeth
    • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
    • kidney stones
    • an acute skin rash
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
    • skin rash with sloughing
    • joint pain
    • a skin rash
    • abnormal liver function tests
    • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
    • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
    • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
    • a type of bumpy skin rash called a maculopapular rash
    • cellulitis

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

    • a type of joint disorder due to excess uric acid in the blood called gout
    • increased eosinophils in the blood
    • confusion
    • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
    • depression
    • a change in vision
    • small red skin lesions due to dilated blood vessels
    • throat irritation
    • dry mouth
    • inflammation of the esophagus
    • indigestion
    • enlarged breasts
    • breast fullness due to milk production
    • drug or chemical-induced sensitivity to sunlight
    • arthritis
    • an abnormal increase in muscle tone
    • muscle weakness
    • muscle pain
    • drowsiness
    • fainting
    • difficulty sleeping
    • chills
    • numbness
    • puffy face from water retention
    • weight loss
    • swollen lymph nodes
    • an abnormal breathing sound called stridor
    • an abnormal breathing sound called rales
    • difficulty swallowing
    • gas
    • burping
    • difficult or painful urination
    • an increased need to urinate often
    • excess urination
    • urination during the night
    • high blood sugar
    • inflammation of a vein
    • anxious feelings

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