Nifedipine Long Acting Tab/Cap lowers your blood pressure by relaxing and widening blood vessels.
The common side effects include leg swelling, headache and your face may appear red and feel warm. You may also experience dizziness and lightheadedness on getting up from a sitting or sleeping position.
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medicine immediately and see your doctor.
Very rarely, this medicine can injure or damage the liver. A liver injury may recover on its own. However in some cases, it can cause serious liver damage. Stop this medicine and see a doctor immediately if you notice dark coloured urine or light coloured stools, or if you experience nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain or yellowing of your eyes or skin. This side effect has a very low chance of occurring. Most patients take this medicine with no problems. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns regarding your medicines.
Avoid taking grapefruit when you are taking this medicine as grapefruit may interact with your medicine and increase the risk of side effects.
If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only the usual dose. Do not double your dose or use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.
If you take more than the recommended dose, please seek medical advice immediately.
Throw away all expired medicines.
Pack this medicine into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.