What are the side effects of clevidipine butyrate?

Side effects of clevidipine butyrate include nausea, vomiting, headache, shortness of breath, low blood pressure, or a fast heart rate. In rare cases it has been reported that some people who took clevidipine butyrate lost consciousness, suffered myocardial infarction, acute renal failure, cardiac arrest, labored breathing, or shortness of breath. This is a Category C drug, so pregnant women are advised not to take it unless necessary. It is not known if this can be passed to an infant through breastfeeding. Elderly people should be given a low dosage due to the increased likelihood of decreased hepatic, renal, or cardiac function, along with possible problems with diseases or other drug therapy.

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