Nifedipine Extended-Release Tablets Side Effects
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Nifedipine Extended-Release Tablets Side Effects - for the Professional
Nifedipine Extended-Release Tablets
The incidence of adverse events during treatment with Nifedipine Extended-Release Tablets in doses up to 90 mg daily were derived from multicenter placebo-controlled clinical trials in 370 hypertensive patients. Atenolol 50 mg once daily was used concomitantly in 187 of the 370 patients on Nifedipine Extended-Release Tablets and in 64 of the 126 patients on placebo. All adverse events reported during Nifedipine Extended-Release Tablets therapy were tabulated independently of their causal relationship to medication.
The most common adverse event reported with Nifedipine Extended-Release Tablets was peripheral edema. This was dose related and the frequency was 18% on Nifedipine Extended-Release Tablets 30 mg daily, 22% on Nifedipine Extended-Release Tablets 60 mg daily and 29% on Nifedipine Extended-Release Tablets 90 mg daily versus 10% on placebo.
Other common adverse events reported in the above placebo-controlled trials include:
|Nifedipine Extended-Release Tablets (%)
(n = 370)
(n = 126)
Where the frequency of adverse events with Nifedipine Extended-Release Tablets and placebo is similar, causal relationship cannot be established.
The following adverse events were reported with an incidence of 3% or less in daily doses up to 90 mg:
Body as a Whole/Systemic: chest pain, leg pain
Central Nervous System: paresthesia, vertigo
Musculoskeletal: leg cramps
Respiratory: epistaxis, rhinitis
Urogenital: impotence, urinary frequency
Other adverse events reported with an incidence of less than 1% were:
Body as a Whole/Systemic: allergic reaction, asthenia, cellulitis, substernal chest pain, chills, facial edema, lab test abnormal, malaise, neck pain, pelvic pain, pain, photosensitivity reaction
Cardiovascular: atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, cardiac arrest, extrasystole, hypotension, migraine, palpitations, phlebitis, postural hypotension, tachycardia, cutaneous angiectases
Central Nervous System: anxiety, confusion, decreased libido, depression, hypertonia, hypesthesia, insomnia, somnolence
Dermatologic: angioedema, petechial rash, pruritus, sweating
Gastrointestinal: abdominal pain, diarrhea, dry mouth, dysphagia, dyspepsia, eructation, esophagitis, flatulence, gastrointestinal disorder, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, GGT increased, gum disorder, gum hemorrhage, vomiting
Hematologic: eosinophilia, lymphadenopathy
Metabolic: gout, weight loss
Musculoskeletal: arthralgia, arthritis, joint disorder, myalgia, myasthenia
Respiratory: dyspnea, increased cough, rales, pharyngitis, stridor
Special Senses: abnormal vision, amblyopia, conjunctivitis, diplopia, eye disorder, eye hemorrhage, tinnitus
Urogenital/Reproductive: dysuria, kidney calculus, nocturia, breast engorgement, polyuria, urogenital disorder
The following adverse events have been reported rarely in patients given nifedipine in coat core or other formulations: allergenic hepatitis, alopecia, anaphylactic reaction, anemia, arthritis with ANA (+), depression, erythromelalgia, exfoliative dermatitis, fever, gingival hyperplasia, gynecomastia, hyperglycemia, jaundice, leukopenia, mood changes, muscle cramps, nervousness, paranoid syndrome, purpura, shakiness, sleep disturbances, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, syncope, taste perversion, thrombocytopenia, toxic epidermal necrolysis, transient blindness at the peak of plasma level, tremor and urticaria.
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