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Side Effects - Nicardipine

Could you please tell me the side effects of the drug Nicardipine Hydrochloride.


According to the British National Formulary, the side effects of Nicardipine hydrochloride are listed as:

Dizziness, headache, peripheral oedema (swelling of extremities), flushing, palpitations, nausea, also gastrointestinal disturbances, drowsiness, insomnia, tinnitus, hypotension, rashes, dyspnoea, paraesthesia, frequency of micturition (peeing), thrombocytopenia, depression & impotence.

The fact that side effects have been reported does not mean they are inevitable or even common.

This drug is used to prevent angina, and treat moderately high blood pressure.

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