Does nifedipine swelling go away?

Does nifedipine swelling go away?

Does nifedipine swelling go away?

Due to the relaxation effect nifedipine has on the smooth muscle in peripheral blood vessels, nifedipine is also associated with edema (discussed below). The additional fluid retention can cause weight gain, however, this usually resolves with stopping the medication or making dose adjustments.

What happens if you take too much nifedipine?

If you have taken too much nifedipine, you may become weak, dizzy or even faint. Your speech may become slurred and you may get confused. You may feel short of breath, your heartbeat may become very fast or slow or you might have chest pains. All these are serious signs of overdose.

Will nifedipine side effects go away?

When you first start taking nifedipine you may experience headaches, feeling flushed, and some dizziness. These effects usually only last for a few days, but if they continue or become troublesome, you should let your doctor know.

Does nifedipine have a diuretic effect?

5. Our study demonstrates that nifedipine has a clear diuretic and natriuretic effect in healthy volunteers, which is predominantly established by interference with proximal tubular sodium reabsorption.

How much nifedipine is safe?

Adults—At first, 30 or 60 milligrams (mg) once a day. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 90 mg once a day. Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Can BP meds cause swelling?

Amlodipine (Norvasc) is a medication used to lower blood pressure. The higher the dose, the more likely you are to have swelling in both of your legs and feet. One in 10 patients experience swelling when taking amlodipine at a dose of 10 mg daily.

Why does my body retain water?

Plane flights, hormone changes, and too much salt can all cause your body to retain excess water. Your body is made up mainly of water. When your hydration level is not balanced, your body tends to hang on to that water. Usually, water retention may cause you to feel heavier than normal, and less nimble or active.

How do I reduce swelling in my body?

Lifestyle and home remedies

  1. Movement. Moving and using the muscles in the part of your body affected by edema, especially your legs, may help pump the excess fluid back toward your heart.
  2. Elevation.
  3. Massage.
  4. Compression.
  5. Protection.
  6. Reduce salt intake.