Sular

(nisoldipine)

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Lowers blood pressure.

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Sular (nisoldipine) works well to lower blood pressure, but it may cause swelling in your arms and legs at higher doses.

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Quick facts about Sular
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Sular (nisoldipine) is a good option for people with high blood pressure.
  • Calcium channel blockers sometimes work better for people of African descent than other blood pressure lowering drugs.
  • Sular (nisoldipine) works as well as other calcium channel blockers to treat high blood pressure.
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Downsides

  • There are 2 different types of extended release Sular (nisoldipine), which can be very confusing.
  • Sular (nisoldipine) can cause headaches.
  • You can't miss doses. Stopping Sular (nisoldipine) could cause a sudden spike in blood pressure.
  • Sular (nisoldipine) can't be crushed or cut into two.
  • Sular (nisoldipine) can cause more side effects if you are over 65 years old.
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How it works

Sular (nisoldipine) is a calcium channel blocker. It lowers your blood pressure by relaxing the heart muscle and muscles around blood vessels, which causes your blood pressure to go down.

Quick facts about Sular
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Extended release
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What to expect when you take Sular (nisoldipine) for High blood pressure

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  • Possible side effects
  • Dizziness
  • Swelling of arms and legs
  • Headache
  • Flushing
  • Sore throat
  • Racing or fluttering heart beat
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Side effect rates for Sular (nisoldipine)

From 943 clinical trials of Sular when taken for high blood pressure (10 - 60 mg)
  • Swelling of arms and legs
    22%22%
    10%10%
  • Headache
    22%22%
    15%15%
  • Sore throat
    5%5%
    4%4%
  • Dizziness
    5%5%
    4%4%
  • Flushing
    4%4%
    2%2%
  • Racing or fluttering heart beat
    3%3%
    1%1%
  • Stuffy nose
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Chest pain
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Nausea
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Rash
    2%2%
    1%1%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Sular.

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People taking Sular felt side effect more

People taking Sular felt side effect less

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Risks and Warnings for Sular (nisoldipine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of heart problems

    Worsening chest pain or increased risk of heart attack is possible when you first start taking Sular (nisoldipine) or any increase in your dose. Go to the emergency room right away if you experience spreading jaw pain, left arm pain, crushing chest pain, excessive sweating or persistent racing heartbeat.

Pharmacist Q&A

Sular (nisoldipine) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats hypertension (high blood pressure).

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats hypertension (high blood pressure).

Common concerns from people taking Sular (nisoldipine)

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Kidneys and liver
  • If you have liver disease or damage, talk to your doctor before starting Sular (nisoldipine). Sular (nisoldipine) can stay longer in your body and you might have more side effects.
Pain
  • Worsening chest pain or increased risk of heart attack is possible when you first start taking Sular (nisoldipine) or any increase in your dose. Go to the emergency room right away if you experience spreading jaw pain, left arm pain, crushing chest pain, excessive sweating or persistent racing heartbeat.