Nicardipine is a calcium channel blocker. Nicardipine relaxes (widens) your blood vessels, which makes it easier for the heart to pump and reduces its workload.

Nicardipine is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (chest pain).

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  • Cardene SR, Cardene, Cardene IV
  • More common
    Arm, back, or jaw pain
    chest pain or discomfort
    chest tightness or heaviness
    fast or irregular heartbeat
    nausea
    palpitations
    shortness of breath
    sweating
    swelling of the legs
    Less common
    Shakiness
    swelling
    Rare
    Blurred vision
    cold hands and feet
    cold sweats
    confusion
    cough or hoarseness
    difficulty swallowing
    dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
    extra heartbeat
    fever or chills
    hives
    increase in frequency of urination
    itching
    lower back or side pain
    painful or difficult urination
    puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
    skin rash
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    wheezing
    If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking nicardipine, get emergency help immediately:

    Symptoms of overdose
    Sleepiness
    slurred speech
    Some nicardipine side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

    More common
    Feeling of warmth
    headache
    lack or loss of strength
    redness of the face, neck, arms and occasionally, upper chest
    Less common
    Acid or sour stomach
    belching
    burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
    difficulty in moving
    dry mouth
    heartburn
    indigestion
    joint pain
    muscle aching or cramping
    muscle pains or stiffness
    rash
    stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
    swollen joints
    Rare
    Changes in vision
    constipation
    continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in ears
    decreased interest in sexual intercourse
    difficult or labored breathing
    discouragement
    fear or nervousness
    feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
    feeling sad or empty
    hearing loss
    inability to have or keep an erection
    increase in body movements
    irritability
    lack of appetite
    loss of interest or pleasure
    loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
    nervousness
    pain or tenderness around eyes and cheekbones
    runny nose
    sensation of spinning
    sneezing
    sore throat
    stuffy nose
    trouble concentrating
    trouble sleeping
  • (oral capsule, extended release, oral capsule, intravenous solution, compounding powder)