Nisoldipine Drug Information
Nisoldipine (Sular®), a calcium channel blocker, is often used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults. Occasionally, the medication is also used "off-label" for treating other conditions, such as chest pain. Nisoldipine comes in tablet form and is taken once a day; it should be taken on an empty stomach or with a low-fat meal or snack.
Although the drug is generally well tolerated, it is not suitable for everyone. Before using nisoldipine, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on your medical history and a list of your current medications. In particular, let your healthcare provider know if you have problems such as heart disease, aortic stenosis, or any allergies.
Common side effects include but are not limited to:
- Swelling or water retention in the hands, feet, or lower legs.
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