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Headache; sore throat; and swelling or water retention in the hands, legs, or feet are the most common side effects of Sular. Rare but possible side effects include insomnia, facial swelling, and dry mouth. A number of problems with Sular are more serious and should be reported to a healthcare provider, including chest pain, a fluttering sensation in the chest, and depression.

An Introduction to Sular Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Sular® (nisoldipine). However, not everyone who takes the medicine 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 are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Sular. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Sular

Sular 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 Sular 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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