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Nifedipine

Popular Brands: : Nifedipine, Adalat, Procardia, Adalat Cc, Procardia Xl
Official FDA Reports110,515
Social Media Events376
Total Posts981
Avg. Review Score3.40/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Nifedipine
Manufacturers
  • Aidarex Pharmaceuticals Llc
  • Aphena Pharma Solutions - Tennessee, Llc
  • Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corp
  • Bryant Ranch Prepack
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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Nifedipine Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Nifedipine

Hypoaesthesia

Using for Raynaudsbetter than it used to be although with stress I still have a lot of pain and numbness in toes and feet. Also used to maintain blood pressure.


Source: Procardia XL

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Memory Impairment

Is VERY VERY helpful but gives me headaches when i forget to take it.


Source: Procardia XL

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Tachycardia

Worked well until I developed tachycardia


Source: Procardia XL

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Swelling

Posted By Virginia in fdb.rxlist.com on September 12, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I was put on this medication due to elevated b/p. I have now started having extreme swelling in my calves and ankles. Before starting this med I was not having the swelling problem. I get the generic ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on September 8, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Take 60 mg once a day along with atenolol. Blood pressure is under control. No known side effects.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Somnolence, Swelling, Drug tolerance increased

Posted By Ken in fdb.rxlist.com on September 1, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Prescribed by MD after blood pressure has gone wildly high. After one pill my BP went down but got a roaring headache and feet turned red and swelled up. Can't continue to take it. My Diovan 320 see...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on June 11, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Iam satisfied so fa

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hysterical psychosis

Posted By KYMMI12 in fdb.rxlist.com on June 4, 2013 @ 12:00 am

IVE BEEN ON THIS FOR 4 YEARS AND I HAD GOOD RESULTS.. I ALSO TAKE OTHER HBP MEDS THAT ARE HELPFUL.. I JUST FREAKED OUT WHEN THE PILL WAS IN MY STOOL...LOL 120/80...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Palpitations

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 18, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: High Pules, Fast heart rate At first it worked great but over time Pules rate went higher and higher. So bad it felt like my heart was beating out of my chest. This stuff was ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Dizziness, Abasia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 4, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: dizziness, severe headaches 1st script from Walgreens was a harder pill & side effects were manageable. Refill from Rite Aid was a softer pill which I had to stop taking afte...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Mood swings, Conjunctivitis, Depression, Psychotic disorder

Posted By Geno in fdb.rxlist.com on January 28, 2013 @ 12:00 am

This med gave me mood swings and felt tired and very depressed. Did lower BP somewhat in conjunction with other BP meds. Stopped it for 3 days and now not so tired and depressed. Caused mental changes...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Flushing, Anxiety, Heart rate increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 12, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Immediate flushing, rapid heart rate, anxiety and excruciating headache. They gave me one does in the hospital and side affects appeared within minutes.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in everydayhealth.com on November 14, 2012 @ 12:00 am

I have Varient Angina and it has really lesson the chest pains from the spasm has lesse


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* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.