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Nicardipine Coupon - Nicardipine 20mg capsule

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NICARDIPINE is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, which can reduce the amount of work the heart has to do. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain caused by angina. Compare calcium channel blockers.
Nicardipine Coupon - Nicardipine 20mg capsule
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Nicardipine Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Check your blood pressure and pulse rate regularly. Ask your doctor or health care professional what your blood pressure and pulse rate should be and when you should contact him or her.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Arm, back, or jaw pain

chest pain or discomfort

chest tightness or heaviness

fast or irregular heartbeat

nausea

palpitations

shortness of breath

sweating

swelling of the legs

Less common

Shakiness

swelling

Rare

Blurred vision

cold hands and feet

cold sweats

confusion

cough or hoarseness

difficulty swallowing

dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly

extra heartbeat

fever or chills

hives

increase in frequency of urination

itching

lower back or side pain

painful or difficult urination

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

skin rash

unusual tiredness or weakness

wheezing

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

Sleepiness

slurred speech

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Feeling of warmth

headache

lack or loss of strength

redness of the face, neck, arms and occasionally, upper chest

Less common

Acid or sour stomach

belching

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

difficulty in moving

dry mouth

heartburn

indigestion

joint pain

muscle aching or cramping

muscle pains or stiffness

rash

stomach discomfort, upset, or pain

swollen joints

Rare

Changes in vision

constipation

continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in ears

decreased interest in sexual intercourse

difficult or labored breathing

discouragement

fear or nervousness

feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings

feeling sad or empty

hearing loss

inability to have or keep an erection

increase in body movements

irritability

lack of appetite

loss of interest or pleasure

loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance

nervousness

pain or tenderness around eyes and cheekbones

runny nose

sensation of spinning

sneezing

sore throat

stuffy nose

trouble concentrating

trouble sleeping

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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