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 1  Hypertension Extremely tired , very weak arms and legs , low mood and just feel unwell. This is not medicine. This is not medicine ; more like poison ; doctors should be ashamed. F 60 5 months
60mg 1X D
 3  Postpartum Hypertension Throbbing headache, severe muscle cramps in legs, itching all over , indigestion, gas, rapid heart rate dizziness and lethargic. This is the only medicine that I can take because of breastfeeding. I will contact a doctor to get it changed. F 33 14 days
30 1X D
 1  Preterm Contractions Extremely intense throbbing headache, lightheadedness, weakness of legs, decreased fetal movement Didn't work to lessen the frequency or intensity of my contractions so use was discontinued. Side effects seem too severe for the proposed benefits. F 29 1 days
10 mg 1X D
 1  Postpartum High blood pressure Chest pain/pressure , continuous lightheadedness, random spiking headaches on top of being lightheaded, extreme fatigue/tiredness-like no energy whatsoever. Also has had random spiking of pulse rate, highest was 125. And cost me a trip to the ER because at one point it felt like there was a boulder on my chest and palpitations were super bad and felt like I was about to pass out. Dont get me wrong, my BP has gotten way better compared to during and after my pregnancy at 180/100+ ,but still elevates from 111/80-128/96 since taking the meds but the side effects just arent worth taking the drug. And whats weird is that the side effects just started happening 3weeks after taking it. I stopped taking the drug without my 2 Doctors consent, becoz I feel like I’m not being heard. It’s now day 2 of me off the meds but there is still side effects from it and now constant elevation of my BP coz I am completely of Highblood pressure pills. Hopefully my BP goes back to normal on its own. Anyone else have had good effects after discontinuing this drug? F 28 3 weeks
20mg 3X D
 2  Hypertension Urinating more than ever. At night until mid morning. Urgency increased. Sleep better than Bystolic. Slight leg swelling, hunger increased and minor other effects noticed. Been on many meds. Due to side effects. Not many more options left. Maybe do a DNA. To find what meds work best for me. M 63 30 days
30mg 1X H
 1  High blood pressure Extreme fatigue.Dizziness.Anxiety.Brain fog M 60 2 years
90mg 1X D
 1  Blood pressure Severe pain in arms and back. Also lower back. Unable to get up in the morning. Felt like I was dying from pain all over my back. At times pain would radiate to upper abdominal areas. Trying to walk made pain worse. I could barely go round block without taking several stops due to severe pain in back of upper thighs. No-one should be given this drug. It is dangerous. To make matters worse none of the many Dr's I saw could connect the pain to the drug but kept giving me different pain medication which although strong could not stop the pain. Stop prescribing this horrible dangerous drug. F 61 5 years
20mg 1X D
 1  High blood pressure Fast heart beat, severe headaches, swollen hands and feet, weakness in limbs, this drug is a killer Don't take it if you have another choice F 45 1 months
30 1X D
 4  Raynaud disease symptoms Rapid heart rate started 31 days of taking this medication after getting out of bed, and the extreme tremors started right with the rapid heart rate 31 days every morning after getting out of bed. I was put on this medication to treat my symptoms of Raynaud disease after suffering for over a year. It worked wonderfully. However after taking this medication for 31 days I started having new symptoms. First most concerning new symptom was fast rapid heart rate that lasted sometimes more than an hour in early morning after getting out of bed. It was like I was running a marathon. The second symptom was extreme tremors also in early morning after getting out of bed lasting sometimes more than an hour. Like being in a major earthquake. After taking this drug for 42 days I decided to stop to see if it played a factor in these new symptoms. The same day I stopped I also had a heart dr appointment. I informed him of the new symptoms. All he told me to do was change the time in which I take my atenolol from morning to before bed. I didn't tell him I stopped taking the nifedipine cause he wasn't the prescriber. Now a few days later and I've not experienced those new symptoms when taking the nifedipine. I came to webmd and found that the nifedipine can cause the one rapid heart rate but not the tremors. Why couldn't my heart dr put two and two together. These are the kind of things he should know as a heart specialist. I'm becoming a better dr than the ones I see! I WANT MY BACHELORS DEGREE! Yes this did stop the Raynaud disease symptoms and the benefits were greater t F 59 42 days
10mg 1X D
 3  Postpartum Hypertension Headache, shaky, lightheaded, dizziness, anxiety, aches and pains in shoulders and arms, feeling like I'm constantly high and off Took it for almost 2 months and was pretty okay other than a bad headache the first couple of days. Then almost exactly at 2 month mark I started getting very dizzy and all the other symptoms. Talking to doc this week hopefully we can get it sorted out but I'm worried this is my only option since I'm breastfeeding... F 23 2 months
30 mg 1X D
 3  Postpartum Hypertension Despite blood pressure being down I have muscle spasms, chest tightness, headaches and anxiety. I was trying my best to live with these symptoms, however I am now compelled to revisit this medication F 31 1 years
90mg 1X D
 1  High BP Cardiologist gave me this for insane high BP. Yes it reduces bp but Recently I started getting lower extremity edema ...daily, intolerance to heat and sweating like crazy. On top of that the itching on my back was bad enough but then came the wheezing. I told my nephrologist about this and she thought it could be the nifedipine. Had a doppler to ensure no blood clots, all was good there. So I decided to just stop taking the med, (because getting hold of the cardiologist is like pulling teeth). Since I stopped, I am not sweating, not dizzy, not wheezing, ot itching like I was, sleep much better. But the odd thing is that I must have lost several lbs from fluid loss sice I stopped...been about a week, I just couldn't stop peeing (and I feel skinny). I read that nifedipine causes water retention I'm hoping all this peeing is the nifedipine water loss. F 59 2 years
60mg 1X D
 1  Blood pressure Neck and head discomfort and jerking /shaking of head and body M 79 0 days
30 mg 1X D
 1  Hypertension Headache, extreme dizziness, I literally came close to collapsing when I stood up , rapid heartbeat I would suggest do your own research on these medicines before putting them in your system F 35 20 days
60 1X D
 1  Raynauds I had daily migraines and affected my days F 32 1 months
10mg 2X D
 1  Blood pressure I have extreme lightheaded ness where I can barley get threw a day ..I always have a constant pain in the middle of my chest ..I'm always sleepy and just don't feel like doing hands get the shakes I can go on and on I wouldn't take it I haven't felt the same since ..I feel worst with the side effects F 34 3 months
60 2X D
 1  Postpartum hypertension Extreme heartburn and constipation. Headaches and dizziness since day 1. For the past 2 weeks I have been feeling tingling, vibrations, pins and needles and now muscle spasms. I can't live like this my anxiety is through the roof. It's in my feet legs hands arm and head. My Drs won't listen to me I need to get off this medicine. I don't know what to do. F 27 8 months
60 mg 2X D
 1  high blood pressure headache anxiety racing heart F 26 7 days
30MG 1X D
 3  High bp I feel anxious, light headed and coughing is so annoying and ankle edema I take 60 mg twice a day I'm just concerned if this is too much, I'm on dialysis and for 15 days mg bp is still not stable F 56 15 days
60 1X D
 1  High blood pressure Painful and throbbing headaches, tachycardia, chest pain, daily heartburn, extreme lightheadedness, extreme fatigue, and swollen feet and ankles. Taking this drug was the worst experience I have ever had with a medication. I suffered every day while taking Nifedipine. I could not live a "normal" day to day existence while on this particular blood pressure medication. F 31 8 days
60 mg 1X D

NIFEDIPINE  (NIFEDIPINE):  This medication is used to prevent certain types of chest pain (angina). It may allow you to exercise more and decrease the frequency of angina attacks. Nifedipine belongs to a class of medications known as calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. This medication must be taken regularly to be effective. It should not be used to treat attacks of chest pain when they occur. Use other medications (such as sublingual nitroglycerin) to relieve attacks of chest pain as directed by your doctor. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for details. Older adults should discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with their doctor or pharmacist, as well as other possibly safer forms of nifedipine (such as the long-acting tablets).   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)