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What are the side effects of nicardipine?

Common side effects of nicardipine may include: dizziness; headache; flushing; chest pain (angina) or tightness; shortness of breath; sweating; nausea or indigestion; rapid or pounding heartbeat or palpitations; foot swelling; sleepiness; weakness; pain in the jaw, arm, or back; and redness of the face, arms, upper chest, and neck.

Less common side effects may include: shaking, sour stomach, tingling, belching, difficulty moving, dry mouth, indigestion, joint pain, heartburn, rash upset stomach, swelling, swollen joints, muscle aches, cramping, pain, or stiffness.

Rare side effects may include: blurred vision; cold sweats; cold feet and hands; constipation; cough; hoarseness; confusion; dizziness; ringing in the ears; decreased sexual interest; difficulty swallowing; difficulty breathing; fainting and lightheadedness; fever and chills; hives; extra heartbeat; sadness, discouragement, or lack of interest in pleasure; nervousness or anxiety; irritability; hearing loss; inability to maintain an erection; increased body movement; increased urgency to urinate; pain during urination; lack of appetite; itching; lower or side back pain; skin rash; wheezing; runny or stuffy nose; sneezing; sore throat; difficulty concentrating; trouble sleeping; tenderness around the eyes; or puffy eyelids, face, lips,and tongue.

Symptoms of a nicardipine overdose include slurred speech and sleepiness. Seek medical help if you experience any of the above side effects.

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