Important Instructions for Nisoldipine
Some general considerations for when and how to take nisoldipine include the following:
- The medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth, usually once a day.
- Your dosage should be taken on an empty stomach or with a low-fat meal or snack. Taking nisoldipine with a high-fat meal can increase the level of medication in your blood, possibly increasing your risk of side effects.
- Because the tablets are extended-release, they should not be broken, crushed, or chewed. Be sure to swallow them whole.
- Nisoldipine should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Nisoldipine will not work if you stop taking it.
The dose of nisoldipine your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Nisoldipine Dosing for more information.)
As with any medicine, side effects can occur with nisoldipine. However, not everyone who takes the medicine will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects include but are not limited to:
(Click Side Effects of Nisoldipine to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)
You can also read about other possible side effects in the following eMedTV articles: