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Nifedipine - why do your feet,hands or face swell?

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Delila 12 Jan 2012

Nifedipine works by relaxing blood vessels which allows blood to circulate more freely around your body. This lowers blood pressure and increases the flow of blood to the extremities. This can also carry the side effect of edema (an abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs). It occurs more commonly in the lower extremities due to gravity causing the fluid to flow downwards. I can't answer your question completely because i still am unsure why swelling in the face occurs? If i find out i will let you know...

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