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Sular Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is nisoldipine (Sular)?
- What are the possible side effects of nisoldipine (Sular)?
- What is the most important information I should know about nisoldipine (Sular)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking nisoldipine (Sular)?
- How should I take nisoldipine (Sular)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Sular)?
- What happens if I overdose (Sular)?
- What should I avoid while taking nisoldipine (Sular)?
- What other drugs will affect nisoldipine (Sular)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking nisoldipine (Sular)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to nisoldipine, or to similar medications such as amlodipine (Norvasc), felodipine (Plendil), nicardipine (Cardene), nifedipine (Procardia, Adalat), or nimodipine (Nimotop).
Before using nisoldipine, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:
- coronary artery disease;
- congestive heart failure; or
- liver disease.
If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether nisoldipine is harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known if nisoldipine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing infant. Do not take nisoldipine without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take nisoldipine (Sular)?
Take nisoldipine exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take nisoldipine on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow the pill whole. Breaking the pill may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.
To be sure this medication is helping your condition, your blood pressure will need to be tested on a regular basis. Do not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.
Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms, so you may not know when your blood pressure is high. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.
Store nisoldipine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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