Sular Warnings and Precautions
Reviewing Sular warnings and precautions with your healthcare provider prior to starting treatment can help minimize risks and potentially dangerous interactions. Before taking Sular, let your healthcare provider know if you have liver disease, heart disease, or any allergies. You should not take Sular if you are allergic to any active or inactive components of the medication.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Sular if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Some warnings and precautions to be aware of with Sular include:
- Sular can cause extremely low blood pressure. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any signs of low blood pressure, such as dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting.
- Rarely, Sular can cause worsening chest pain or even heart attacks. This is more likely in people with severe heart disease. Tell your healthcare provider if your chest pain worsens (or if you develop new chest pain) while you are taking Sular.
- Sular has not been studied in people with congestive heart failure. Generally, calcium channel blockers (such as Sular) are not recommended for people with heart failure.
- Because the liver helps to clear Sular from the body, people with liver disease need to take a lower Sular dosage.
- Sular can interact with other medications (see Sular Drug Interactions).
- Sular is considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that it may not be safe to use during pregnancy. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using Sular during pregnancy (see Sular and Pregnancy for more information).
- It is not known if Sular passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start breastfeeding, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about using Sular (see Sular and Breastfeeding for more information).