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Isradipine is a medication that is used for the treatment of high blood pressure. It is a type of calcium channel blocker that works by relaxing the blood vessels to allow better blood flow and help lower blood pressure. The capsules, which are available by prescription, are generally taken twice a day. Some of the potential side effects include dizziness, nausea, and fatigue.

What Is Isradipine?

Isradipine (Dynacirc®) is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
(Click What Is Isradipine Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with isradipine. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite 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 of isradipine include but are not limited to:
  • Headaches
  • Swelling or water retention (edema)
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Feelings of a forcefully or rapidly beating heart (palpitations)
  • Flushing (redness of the skin, especially the face)
  • Nausea.
(Click Side Effects of Isradipine to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
You can also read about specific side effects in the following eMedTV articles:
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