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Nifedical Side Effects

Common Nifedical Side Effects


The most commonly reported Nifedical side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Flushing (2)
Hypertension (2)
Headache (2)
Stomatitis (1)
Rectal Ulcer (1)
Urine Flow Decreased (1)
Epistaxis (1)
Alanine Aminotransferase Increased (1)
Eosinophil Count Increased (1)
Platelet Count Decreased (1)
Feeling Hot (1)
No Adverse Event (1)
Liver Function Test Abnormal (1)
Gynaecomastia (1)
Gingival Pain (1)
Lymphopenia (1)
Neoplasm Malignant (1)
Pain (1)
Neoplasm Progression (1)
Painful Defaecation (1)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Nifedical Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Nifedical reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Nifedical on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Gynaecomastia, Pain
This is a report of a 72-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: cardiac failure,hypertension, who was treated with Nifedical Xl (dosage: 30 Mg Once Daily Po, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Pain
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Nifedical Xl treatment in male patients, resulting in gynaecomastia side effect.

Cholelithiasis, Neoplasm Malignant, Neoplasm Progression
This report suggests a potential Nifedical Cholelithiasis, Neoplasm Malignant, Neoplasm Progression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 72-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Nifedical (dosage: 60 Mg, Once A Day) starting Oct 08, 2010. Soon after starting Nifedical the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Neoplasm Malignant
  • Neoplasm Progression
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Benazepril Hydrochloride (20 / 12.5 Milligram Twicea Day)
  • Gleevec (400 Mg, Unk)
  • Carvedilol (12.5 Mg, Twice A Day)
Although Nifedical demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as cholelithiasis, may still occur.

No Adverse Event
This No Adverse Event problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 65-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On Jan 01, 2006 this consumer started treatment with Nifedical (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Aleve (caplet) (1 Tab Qd)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
When commencing Nifedical, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • No Adverse Event
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as no adverse event, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Flushing, Platelet Count Decreased
This is a report of a male patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Nifedical (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Plavix
  • Lipitor
  • Ambien
  • Coumadin
  • Niaspan
  • Amiodarone Hcl
  • Altace
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Flushing
  • Platelet Count Decreased
This opens a possibility that Nifedical treatment could cause the above reactions, including flushing, and some male subjects may be more susceptible.


Coronary Artery Occlusion, Feeling Hot, Weight Decreased, Flushing
A male patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Nifedical treatment (dosage: NA) on Feb 10, 2011. Soon after starting Nifedical treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Coronary Artery Occlusion
  • Feeling Hot
  • Weight Decreased
  • Flushing
Concurrently used drugs:
  • Niaspan
  • Lisinopril
  • Metformin Hcl
  • Labatelol
  • Effient
  • Niaspan
  • Aspirin
This finding indicates that some male patients could be more vulnerable to Nifedical.

Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Liver Function Test Abnormal, Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased
A 77-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: NA and was treated with Nifedical (nifedipine)(dosage: NA). The treatment was initiated on Jul 15, 2010. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
  • Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
  • Liver Function Test Abnormal
  • Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Nifedical (nifedipine) efficacy:
  • Alendronate Sodium (alendronate Sodium)
  • Tracleer (62.5 Mg, Bid, Oral)
  • Revatio
  • Isosorbide Mononitrate
  • Plavix
  • Crestor
  • Lasix


Blood Pressure Increased
In this report, Nifedical was administered for the following condition: hypertension,oedema peripheral.A female consumer from UNITED STATES (weight: NA) started Nifedical treatment (dosage: 30 Mg, 1x/day) on Sep 14, 2010.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
  • Blood Pressure Increased
A possible interaction with other drugs could have contributed to this reaction:
  • Furosemide (40 Mg, Unk)
  • Losartan (50 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Amlodipine Besilate (2.5 Mg, 1x/day)
Establishing a causal relationship between a specific drug and consumer's side effects is complex, but it is possible that in this report Nifedical treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

Blood Pressure Fluctuation
This is a report of the following Nifedical Xl 30 Mg Teva side effect(s):
  • Blood Pressure Fluctuation
A 54-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight: NA) presented with the following condition: hypertension and received a treatment with Nifedical Xl 30 Mg Teva (dosage: #30 One Daily By Mouth) starting: Apr 03, 2009.The following concurrently used drugs could have generated interactions: NA.This report suggests that a Nifedical Xl 30 Mg Teva treatment could be associated with the listed above side effect(s).

Chest Pain, Epistaxis, Gingival Pain, Headache, Stomatitis
This Nifedical Xl 60 Mg report was submitted by a female consumer from UNITED STATES (weight: NA). The patient was diagnosed with: blood pressure and Nifedical Xl 60 Mg was administered (dosage: One Daily) starting: Mar 25, 2008. The consumer developed a set of symptoms:
  • Chest Pain
  • Epistaxis
  • Gingival Pain
  • Headache
  • Stomatitis
Other drugs used simultaneously: NA.Those unexpected symptoms could be linked to a Nifedical Xl 60 Mg treatment, however establishing a potential drug-safety problem requires a more detailed clinical analysis.

Constipation, Painful Defaecation, Rectal Ulcer, Urine Flow Decreased
This is a report of a possible correlation between Nifedical 60mg Teva Usa use and the following symptoms/side effect(s):
  • Constipation
  • Painful Defaecation
  • Rectal Ulcer
  • Urine Flow Decreased
which could contribute to an assessment of Nifedical 60mg Teva Usa risk profile.A 54-year-old female consumer from UNITED STATES (weight: NA) was suffering from NA and was treated with Nifedical 60mg Teva Usa (dosage: 1 Tablet Dailt A Few Months) starting Mar 01, 2007.Other concurrent medications: NA.

Hypertension
A 32-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight: NA) presented with the following symptoms: hypertension and after a treatment with Nifedical (dosage: Df) experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Hypertension
The treatment was started on Jan 01, 2004. Nifedical was used in combination with the following drugs:
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
The patient was hospitalized.This report could alert potential Nifedical consumers.

Band Neutrophil Count Increased, Blood Chloride Increased, Blood Creatine Increased, Blood Glucose Increased, Eosinophil Count Increased, Headache, Hypertension, Lymphopenia
In this report, a 51-year-old male patient from UNITED STATES (weight: NA) was affected by a possible Nifedical side effect.The patient was diagnosed with hypertension,neuroendocrine tumour. After a treatment with Nifedical (dosage: 60 Mg Qhs, start date: Mar 16, 2005), the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Band Neutrophil Count Increased
  • Blood Chloride Increased
  • Blood Creatine Increased
  • Blood Glucose Increased
  • Eosinophil Count Increased
  • Headache
  • Hypertension
  • Lymphopenia
The following simultaneously used drugs could have led to this reaction:
  • Temozolomide (150 Mg Q Day Po)
  • Avastin (5 Mg/kg Q2 Wk Iv)
  • Acyclovir
  • Bactrim Ds
  • Ambien
  • Atarax
  • Ativan
  • Compazine
The patient was hospitalized.The findings here stress that side effects should be taken into consideration when evaluating a Nifedical treatment.



Keep Track of Side Effects

Note Your Observations

It is really important to keep of your symptoms, right from the time you start a new medicine. You can do it any way you prefer: in a notebook, in a computer file or using our online tool. You should also note down any other medicines you are taking at the same time, because there could be an interaction between these medicines.

Why Your Notes are Important

Your notes could be helpful in several ways:

  • You can use them to remind you of details that may alert your health care professional(s) to a problem
  • You will have a record to refer to in the future, in case you are ever prescribed the same medicine again

  • Log Form

    You can use the following log form to write down important information, like the date and time you experienced a side effect and your symptoms, how strong the symptoms were, and any other medicines you were using.

    Medicine Name and Dosage:
    Side Effects Scale Date & Time Other Medicine(s) or Treatment(s)
    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad

    You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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    Nifedical Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0093-0819
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameNifedical XL
    Namenifedipine
    Dosage FormTABLET, FILM COATED, EXTENDED RELEASE
    RouteORAL
    On market since20010209
    LabelerTeva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
    Active Ingredient(s)NIFEDIPINE
    Strength(s)30
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassCalcium Channel Antagonists [MoA],Dihydropyridine Calcium Channel Blocker [EPC],Dihydropyridines [Ch

    More About Nifedical

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 12

    Nifedical safety alerts: No

    Reported hospitalizations: 2

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