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    Nitrendipine

    Information about Nitrendipine

    Nitrendipine uses

    Nitrendipine is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.

    How nitrendipine works

    Nitrendipine 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 nitrendipine

    Fatigue, Ankle swelling, Sleepiness, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Palpitations, Abdominal pain, Edema (swelling)

    Available Medicine for Nitrendipine

    • ₹39 to ₹66
      USV Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹9 to ₹13
      Concept Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Nitrendipine

    • It is very common to have dizziness, lightheadedness, swelling ankles/feet, flushing, or a headache as a side effect.
    • To lower your risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
    • Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if it worsens (for example, your blood pressure readings remain high or increase, chest pain continues or worsens). 
    • Inform your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat, fainting.
    • Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
    • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose.


    Content on this page was last updated on 10 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)