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    Information about Benidipine

    Benidipine uses

    Benidipine is used in the treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure) and subarachnoid haemorrhage.

    How benidipine works

    Benidipine is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

    Common side effects of benidipine

    Fatigue, Ankle swelling, Sleepiness, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Headache, Dizziness, Palpitations, Nausea, Edema (swelling), Abdominal pain
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    MDS, BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    12 Nov 2019 | 12:28 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Benidipine

    • You have been prescribed Benidipine to improve your blood pressure and/or to reduce the number and severity of angina attacks.
    • Lowering blood pressure reduces the chance of future heart attack & stroke.
    • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
    • A sudden drop in your blood pressure may occur, especially when you first start taking Benidipine. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
    • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. Raise your legs while you are sitting down. Talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
    • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or perform activity require mental focus until you know how Benidipine affects you. 
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

    Content on this page was last updated on 12 November, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)