Nimotop Side Effects
Generic Name: nimodipine
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug nimodipine. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Nimotop.
It is possible that some side effects of Nimotop may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
For the Consumer
Applies to nimodipine: oral capsule liquid filled, oral solution, oral tablet
As well as its needed effects, nimodipine (the active ingredient contained in Nimotop) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking nimodipine, check with your doctor immediately:Less common
- Blurred vision
- chest pain or discomfort
- difficult or labored breathing
- fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
- lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
- shortness of breath
- slow or irregular heartbeat
- tightness in the chest
- unusual tiredness or weakness
Some nimodipine side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:Less common
- Abdominal or stomach cramps, discomfort, or pain
- back pain
- blemishes on the skin
- feeling sad or empty
- lack or loss of appetite
- loss of interest or pleasure
- muscle pain
- nausea or vomiting
- swollen mouth and tongue
- trouble concentrating
- trouble sleeping
- unpleasant taste
- urge to have bowel movement
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to nimodipine: oral capsule, oral liquid
Cardiovascular effects have frequently been associated with the use of nimodipine (the active ingredient contained in Nimotop) and are related to its vasodilatory properties. Mild to moderate hypotension has been reported in up to 5% of patients, and was the reason less than 1% of patients chose to discontinue therapy. Bradycardia has been reported and may be severe in rare cases. Rare cardiovascular side effects have included tachycardia, hypertension, peripheral edema, dizziness, and flushing. A case of pulmonary vasoconstriction has been associated with the use of this drug.
The incidence of nervous system side effects associated with the use of nimodipine (the active ingredient contained in Nimotop) has been similar to placebo in large studies. Headache has been reported in 4% of patients, and is believed to be due to the vasodilatory properties of nimodipine.
Hepatic effects include transient, reversible elevations in liver function tests.
Hematologic side effects are rare and have included thrombocytopenia and anemia.
Gastrointestinal intolerance occurs occasionally.
Dermatologic effects include occasional cases of rash.
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