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Some of the more common side effects of nifedipine include water retention, headaches, and fatigue. Most people tolerate the medication well -- if side effects do occur, they are typically minor. However, some people may experience more serious nifedipine side effects. If you experience side effects such as chest pain or signs of an allergic reaction, contact your healthcare provider right away.
An Introduction to Nifedipine Side EffectsAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with nifedipine. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. 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 be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
Common Side Effects of NifedipineNifedipine 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.
- Swelling or water retention (edema)
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Muscle cramps or shakiness (tremor)
- Dry mouth (see Nifedipine and Dry Mouth)
- Impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction or ED (see Nifedipine and Erectile Dysfunction).