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Depression is a rare Adalat CC side effect, occurring in less than 1 percent of people who take the drug. Because of how rarely depression is reported in people taking Adalat CC and how common it is in society today, it is difficult to determine if depression is caused by the medication, other factors, or a combination of both. If you are taking Adalat CC and depression becomes a problem, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about possible treatment options.

Adalat and Depression: An Overview

Adalat CC® (nifedipine) is a prescription medication known as a calcium channel blocker. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
Just like any other medicine, there are potential side effects with Adalat CC. One of these possible side effects is depression.

Adalat and Depression: How Common Is It?

The safety and effectiveness of Adalat CC has been studied in many people. In these clinical trials, less than 1 percent of people reported depression as one of the drug's side effects.
The challenge with Adalat CC and depression is that, given how rarely depression is reported with Adalat CC and how common it is within the general population, it is difficult to tell whether depression is caused by Adalat CC, other factors, or a combination of both.

Adalat and Depression: Suggestions

For people taking Adalat CC, depression may occur. Therefore, if you notice any possible symptoms of depression while taking Adalat CC, or something "just does not seem right," you should talk to your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem. If your healthcare provider believes the medicine may be causing your symptoms, he or she may recommend another high blood pressure medicine.
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