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Review: could Nifedipine cause Fluid retention?

We study 17,299 people who have side effects while taking Nifedipine from FDA and social media. Among them, 83 have Fluid retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Fluid retention and more.

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Nifedipine

Nifedipine (latest outcomes from 17,591 users) has active ingredients of nifedipine. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Fluid retention

Fluid retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) (latest reports from 90,267 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, primary pulmonary hypertension, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis.

On Jul, 12, 2014: 17,298 people reported to have side effects when taking Nifedipine. Among them, 83 people (0.48%) have Fluid Retention. They amount to 0.09% of all the 90,379 people who have Fluid Retention on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fluid retention in Nifedipine reports

Time on Nifedipine when people have Fluid retention * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fluid retention75.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Fluid retention when taking Nifedipine * :

FemaleMale
Fluid retention52.08%47.92%

Age of people who have Fluid retention when taking Nifedipine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fluid retention0.00%0.00%1.12%1.12%8.99%24.72%20.22%43.82%

Severity of Fluid retention when taking Nifedipine ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Fluid retention ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (24 people, 28.92%)
  2. Pancreatic carcinoma metastatic (6 people, 7.23%)
  3. Nausea (6 people, 7.23%)
  4. Pancreatic carcinoma recurrent (6 people, 7.23%)
  5. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (5 people, 6.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Furosemide (24 people, 28.92%)
  2. Enalapril maleate (23 people, 27.71%)
  3. Aspirin (21 people, 25.30%)
  4. Losartan potassium (14 people, 16.87%)
  5. Doxazosin mesylate (13 people, 15.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • fluid retention exacerbated by prolonged sitting, standing, walking. Eventually reduced by rest and lower leg elevation.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Anxiety and paranoia are controlled. Night sweats numbness in fingertips. Feels like I can't breath yet oxygen levels are fine and lungs are getting air. Sometimes feel like I will pass out. Forget simple things and cant remember a day sometimes. Drop things occasionally. Ana tests and autoimmune blood tests were all negative. Kidney function tests have been a bit off 3 times now. Sometimes my eyes go funny and I can't see straight. Always tired no energy and always in pain

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    issues all over on Jun, 9, 2014:

    So I too am having some weird things happening to me. I thought maybe it was side effects and that they would go away, however they seem to just be getting worse every day. I'm a 29 year old while female and have been taking this for a little under 6 months. About 2 months ago my finger tips and tips of my toes started feeling numb, 3 weeks ago I started feeling tired, really tired all the time no matter how much rest I was getting, and then started falling asleep while wide awake at work. I'm working on the computer and catch myself when my head drops, but I'm still typing my sentence, can still hear everything, sometimes I'm on hold with an insurance company and today, fell out of my chair. I also have lost too much weight, I feel like I'm always in pain, every thing hurts, and my eyes are doing something weird where they go crossed and I cant see straight. This keeps happening while I'm driving. I also am irratible with my family more often, cant concentrate at all, and I'm very forgetful, and I'm dizzy all the time like I'm not getting enough oxygen when I'm breathing just fine, it makes me feel like I'm going to pass out. My anxiety is under crontrol, but these things are really starting to scare me. I keep getting told I have to wein off the drug and moved to another state and so I don't have a new PCP, and the dr's office I tried to schedule with doesn't have an apt available for over a month.

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    Deadfingers on May, 25, 2014:

    Wow - I am a 43 yr old woman - your description of symptoms is mine - exactly - I would love to email or talk to hear some of what the doctors you go to are saying - mine all act like I'm a crazy hypochondriac. I have been through so many expensive test all to hear I am within the ranges of normal - but when I read - sometimes dependent on where you fall within normal and what some other level might be that they aren't looking at could spell big trouble - the mind issues, sight, and breathing issues concern me BAD - I feel like I am a time bomb just getting ready to blow - but if I can help the doctors discover what is wrong I might just save my own quality of life. It's not normal - I don't care what they say. My email is lorajamison@me.com if anyone has these symptoms and is dealing with doctors not listening.

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