Highlights for isradipine
isradipine Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- difficulty breathing
- dizziness or drowsiness
- fainting spells, lightheadedness
- fast heartbeat, palpitations, irregular heartbeat, chest pain
- swelling of the legs and ankles
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- facial flushing
- weakness or tiredness
isradipine May Interact with Other Medications
- grapefruit juice
How to Use isradipine
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. This medicine may be taken with or without food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often then directed. Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. Ask your doctor or health care professional how you can gradually reduce the dose.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- liver disease
- an unusual or allergic reaction to isradipine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Check your blood pressure and pulse rate regularly. Ask your health care professional what your blood pressure and pulse rate should be, and when you should contact him or her.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this drug affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol can make you more drowsy and dizzy. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature below 30 degrees C (86 degrees F). Protect from moisture and humidity. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Last Updated: May 5, 2009