Nicardipine SR is a medication that is used for treating high blood pressure. It helps to relax the blood vessels, which improves blood flow and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood. Nicardipine SR, which is available by prescription, comes in the form of an extended-release capsule and is usually taken twice a day. Possible side effects of Nicardipine SR include heart palpitations, hot flashes, and swelling or water retention.
Nicardipine SR (Cardene SR®) is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Nicardipine SR capsules are extended release, meaning they slowly release the medication over time.
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As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with nicardipine SR. However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. When nicardipine SR side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of nicardipine SR include, but are not limited to:
- Swelling or water retention in the lower legs or feet
- Flushing or hot flashes
- Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (palpitations).
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