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Adalat CC Blood Pressure Medication: Benefits and Side Effects You Should Know

By    |   Saturday, 30 Jul 2016 12:37 AM

Blood pressure medication can provide better blood flow for improved circulation; Adalat CC accomplishes this by relaxing blood vessels for patients with high blood pressure.

Nifedipine, the generic name for Adalat CC, is a calcium channel blocker that possesses the added benefits of relieving angina chest pain and treating blood circulation disorders, like Reynauld's syndrome, WebMD reports.

Adalat CC also has the potential to "help increase your ability to exercise and decrease the frequency of angina attacks" in the first place.

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Like other blood pressure medications, Adalat CC has possible side effects that include:
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Stomach Pain
  • Joint pain
  • Leg cramps
  • Frequent urination
  • Insomnia
  • Itching or mild rash
  • Tingling or warmth under the skin
Some patients may experience allergic reactions such as breathing difficulties, hives, and swelling in the face, tongue, lips, or throat. These reactions require emergency medical help, advises RxList.

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Other side effects that need immediate medical attention include:
  • Severe stomach pain, cramps, or constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Coughing up blood
  • Feelings of passing out
  • Numbness
  • Jaundice, yellowing of the skin
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling in the hands and feet
  • Chest pain that spreads to the arm or shoulder, accompanied by nausea and sweating
Doctors may start off patients with a low dosage of Adalat CC before gradually increasing the dose, which may decrease side effects. The dosage depends on each patient’s particular condition.

Patients need to discuss their medical history with a doctor when blood pressure medication is prescribed. Some drugs can interfere with other medications, including over-the-counter medicines. Vitamins and herbal products may also interact with the medication, according to Drugs.com.

People should take Adalat CC or other blood pressure drugs according to directions. Stopping the medication can worsen the condition. Since high blood pressure usually has no symptoms, patients may be tempted to stop taking the drug once the feel well. Some patients are required to take the blood pressure medication for the rest of their lives.

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