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Nifedipine

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5
3.2  Effectiveness
6.4  Side Effects
5  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 16 Nifedipine side effects and 2 Nifedipine benefits.

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Effectiveness of Nifedipine by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Nifedipine, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 28.6% 14.3% 42.9% 14.3% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 14.3% 0% 71.4% 14.3% 0%
Blood Pressure 28.6% 14.3% 28.6% 14.3% 14.3%
Breathing 14.3% 0% 57.1% 28.6% 0%
Confidence 14.3% 14.3% 57.1% 0% 14.3%
Coordination/Motor Skills 14.3% 14.3% 57.1% 14.3% 0%
Digestion 14.3% 14.3% 57.1% 0% 14.3%
Emotional Well-being 14.3% 28.6% 42.9% 14.3% 0%
Energy 14.3% 42.9% 14.3% 0% 28.6%
Eyesight 14.3% 0% 85.7% 0% 0%
Memory 14.3% 14.3% 57.1% 14.3% 0%
Mental Clarity 14.3% 14.3% 57.1% 14.3% 0%
Pain 14.3% 14.3% 57.1% 14.3% 0%
Patience 14.3% 14.3% 42.9% 14.3% 14.3%
Sexual Health 14.3% 0% 57.1% 14.3% 14.3%
Skin Complexion 14.3% 0% 71.4% 14.3% 0%
Sleep 14.3% 28.6% 42.9% 14.3% 0%
Stress Level 14.3% 14.3% 57.1% 0% 14.3%
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Commonly Reported Nifedipine Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Anxiety 60% 20% 0% 20% 0%
Blurred Vision 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 80% 0% 0% 0% 20%
Cold Symptoms 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Constipation 0% 0% 50% 0% 50%
Depression 42.9% 14.3% 14.3% 0% 28.6%
Dizziness 42.9% 0% 14.3% 28.6% 14.3%
Drowsiness 42.9% 0% 28.6% 0% 28.6%
Fatigue 28.6% 14.3% 14.3% 0% 42.9%
Fever 60% 40% 0% 0% 0%
Gas 60% 0% 40% 0% 0%
Headache 28.6% 14.3% 14.3% 14.3% 28.6%
Insomnia 57.1% 0% 14.3% 14.3% 14.3%
Irregular Heartbeat 40% 20% 40% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 80% 0% 0% 0% 20%
Muscle Cramping 40% 0% 40% 0% 20%
Nausea 50% 25% 0% 0% 25%
Sensitivity to Light 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 60% 20% 0% 0% 20%
Skin Rash 50% 0% 0% 0% 50%
Stomach Ache 80% 0% 0% 20% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Nifedipine Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 50% 25% 25% 0% 0%
Constipation 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Elevated Blood Sugar 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Gout 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Heartburn 75% 0% 0% 0% 25%
Irregular Heartbeat 50% 0% 0% 0% 50%
Kidney Damage 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 75% 0% 0% 25% 0%
Reduced Libido 50% 0% 0% 0% 50%
Sexual Dysfunction 50% 0% 0% 0% 50%
Stuffy Nose 75% 0% 0% 25% 0%
Swelling around the Eyes 75% 0% 0% 0% 25%
Swelling of Extremities 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Nifedipine
Since taking Nifedipine Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 7.7%
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User Comments about Nifedipine
04 Dec 2011 The constipation and change of appetite was un tolerable. I was taking pain killers for another problem and had to then sit really in pain due to extreme constipation, belly, abdomen, anus pain. I have had a rough year, worsened by this. With this side effect, your digestive system is changed drastically and I can no longer eat what I want when I want as it can be too rich and cause dia or constipation, whereas before I had never had any problems. :( I now have a fat belly that I have never had before and go long periods of time without feeling the need to eat since taking these pills.
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04 May 2010 Nifedipine is the best of a bad situation. I do not like taking medication - I'm very susceptible to the side effects. However once I increase my water intake, I realise I am not easily affected by the side effects
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