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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).
To make sure you can safely take nisoldipine, tell your doctor if you have other medical conditions, especially:
- coronary artery disease;
- congestive heart failure; or
- liver disease.
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 exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. 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.
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Visit your doctor regularly.
Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Additional Sular Information
- Sular Drug Interactions Center: nisoldipine oral
- Sular Side Effects Center
- Sular Overview including Precautions
- Sular FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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