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Side Effects of Nisoldipine

Some of the most common side effects of nisoldipine include dizziness, headache, and sore throat. Other less common side effects (occurring in less than 1 percent of people taking the drug) include decreased sex drive, frequent urination, and diarrhea. While nisoldipine side effects are minor in most cases, it is possible to develop serious side effects, such as depression, diabetes, and chest pain.

Nisoldipine Side Effects: An Introduction

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with nisoldipine (Sular®). However, not everyone who takes the medicine will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate Nisoldipine well. When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can be easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all possible side effects with nisoldipine. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of nisoldipine side effects with you.)

Common Side Effects of Nisoldipine

Nisoldipine has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials in which a group of people taking the drug have side effects documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common nisoldipine side effects included:
  • Swelling or water retention in the hands, legs, or feet -- in up to 22 percent of people
  • Headaches -- up to 22 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 5 percent
  • Sore throat -- up to 5 percent
  • Flushing -- up to 4 percent
  • Sinus infection or irritation -- up to 3 percent
  • Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (palpitations) -- up to 3 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 2 percent.
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