Nitrendipine is used to treat high blood pressure.


What is Nitrendipine?

Nitrendipine is a calcium channel blocker. It works by blocking the function of calcium channels present in cell membranes.


How should Nitrendipine be taken?

Nitrendipine is typically administered orally in the form of tablets. It must be taken with food.


Side effects associated with Nitrendipine

Among the possible side effects of nitrendipine include the following:


  • Low blood pressure
  • Palpitations
  • Redness
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Heart attack
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Pricking
  • Irritability
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle or joint aches
  • Breathing problems
  • Increased urination
  • Abnormalities in liver function tests


It is important to contact a doctor immediately if you experience:


  • Rash
  • Urticaria
  • Itch
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Tightness in chest
  • Swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue

Contraindications and warnings associated with the use of Nitrendipine

Treatment with nitrendipine can alter the levels of some elements of the blood. It can also affect the ability to drive or operate hazardous machinery. It is necessary to avoid consuming grapefruit while taking this medication.


Before starting treatment with nitrendipine, it is important to tell your doctor if:

  • You have any allergies to the active substance, its excipients, or any other drugs or food
  • You are taking any other medications, herbal remedies or supplements
  • You are suffering (or have suffered) from chest pains and liver problems
  • You have recently experienced a myocardial infarction
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding