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Nifedipine

Identifier

024107

Type of spiritual experience

Hallucination (94)

A description of the experience

Nifedipine, sold under the brand names Adalat among others, is a medication used to manage angina, high blood pressure, Raynaud's phenomenon, and premature labor. It is one of the treatments of choice for Prinzmetal angina. It may be used to treat severe high blood pressure in pregnancy. Its use in preterm labor may allow more time for steroids to improve the baby's lungs and time to transfer the mother to a well qualified medical facility before delivery. Nifedipine is taken by mouth and comes in fast and slow release formulations.

Common side effects include lightheadedness, headache, feeling tired, leg swelling, cough, and shortness of breath. Serious side effects may include low blood pressure and heart failure. There is tentative evidence that its use in pregnancy is safe; however, it is not recommended during breastfeeding. It is a calcium channel blocker of the dihydropyridine type.

Most common Nifedipine side effects from eHealthme

  • High blood pressure - (1,303 reports)
  • Hypotension - (1,239 reports)
  • Nausea - (1,119 reports)
  • Weakness - (1,111 reports)
  • Breathing difficulty - (1,037 reports)
  • Fatigue - (960 reports)
  • Fever - (920 reports)
  • Drug ineffective - (890 reports)
  • Dizziness - (872 reports)
  • Chest pain - (835 reports)

On Jan, 28, 2017  22,840 people reported to have side effects when taking Nifedipine.
Among them, 526 people (2.3%) have Death

On Jan, 27, 2017  22,840 people reported to have side effects when taking Nifedipine.  Among them, 72 people (0.32%) have Hallucination

On Jan, 29, 2017  22,840 people reported to have side effects when taking Nifedipine.  Among them, 22 people (0.1%) have Hallucination, Auditory

 

The source of the experience

eHealthme

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Observation contributed by: Julie Usher