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Sular

Generic name: nisoldipine [nye-ZOL-di-peen]
Class of drugs: calcium channel blocking agents

What is Sular?

Sular is an inhibitor of calcium channels that helps treat hypertension in adults. Sular can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline for medication.

Sular side effects

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as symptoms of hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, tongue, throat, or face,

Sular can cause severe adverse consequences. Consult your physician immediately in the event that you experience:

  • A feeling of lightheadedness, as if you're passing out;
  • Chest tension or pain, radiating into your shoulder or jaw;
  • Swelling of your feet or hands;
  • Flushing (sudden redness, warmth, or a tingly sensation);
  • Fast heartbeats; or
  • Suddenly numbness or weakness issues with vision or speech.

It is possible that you experience chest pain that is new or getting worse as you begin to take Sular or when you change your dose.

Common adverse effects of sular could include:

  • Swelling;
  • Headache;
  • Dizziness; or

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be experienced. Contact your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Warnings

Follow the directions on the medicine label and on the label of your package. Inform your health care providers about your medical issues, allergies, and the medicines you are taking.

Before you take this drug

It is recommended not to take Sular in the event that you have an allergy to Sular or any similar medications like felodipine, amlodipine, or nicardipine. Nifedipine, nifedipine, or nimodipine Speak to your doctor if you have ever suffered from:

  • Coronary arterial disease;
  • Congestive heart failure;
  • Liver disease;
  • An allergy to food dyes that contain yellow or
  • Asthma or a serious allergic reaction (sneezing or runny nostrils, wheezing, breath shortness) following the use of aspirin.

Senior adults could have a greater sensitivity to the side effects of this drug. It is unclear if this medicine could affect a newborn baby. Consult your physician if you are expecting or planning to become pregnant. Breastfeeding is not advised while using Sular.

How to take Sular?

Follow the instructions on the prescription label and go through all medication guides or instruction sheets. The doctor might alter the dosage. Follow the medication exactly as prescribed. Drink Sular in the absence of a stomach at least one hour prior to or two hours following eating. You should take the tablet in a single take and be sure that you do not crush, chew or break it. Your blood pressure needs to be monitored regularly.

Maintain at room temperature and away from heat, humidity, and light. Make sure to use all blood pressure medications as directed, even if you're not feeling well. Read all the medication guides you receive. Do not alter the dose or cease taking the medication without the advice of your doctor.

What happens If I miss a dose?

It is important to take the medication promptly. But, you should not do any missed doses in the event that it's within the time of your next dose. Don't take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Grapefruit could be in contact with sulfur and cause undesirable adverse consequences. Beware of grapefruit-related products.

Interaction with other drugs

It is sometimes not safe to take certain medicines together. Certain medications can alter the blood levels of other medications you are taking, which could cause more side effects or make the drugs less effective.

Discuss with your doctor all the medicines you are currently taking as well as any new medications you decide to start or stop using, in particular any other blood pressure medication.

A variety of drugs can cause sulfa. This includes over-the-counter and prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements. The interactions between these products are not included in this list. Inform your doctor of all of your medications as well as any new medications you are about to start or stop taking.

 

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