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Sular is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). By lowering high blood pressure, it helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.It is available in the form of an extended-release tablet and is usually taken once a day.
Sular contains the active ingredient nisoldipine. Nisoldipine belongs to the class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing the blood vessels and decreasing the resistance in the blood vessels. This allows the blood to flow more easily, which lowers blood pressure.
Use and Dosage
Sular is an extended-release tablet to be taken by mouth, usually once daily, or as prescribed by your doctor. Take Sular on an empty stomach or with a low-fat meal. Swallow the tablets whole; do not crush or chew them, as doing so can release all the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects.
The dosage of Sular will depend on your medical condition and response to treatment. Your doctor may gradually increase your dose, so follow their instructions carefully. Use Sular regularly to get the most benefit from it and try to take it at the same time each day to help you remember. Even if you feel well, continue taking Sular as directed by your doctor, as most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.
If your condition does not improve or worsen (for example, your routine blood pressure readings remain high or increase), inform your doctor immediately.
Common Side Effects of Sular (Nisoldipine):
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Excessive tiredness
- Fast heartbeat
- Nasal congestion
- Sore throat
- Upset stomach
Serious Side Effects of Sular (Nisoldipine):
- Chest pain or pressure
- Difficulty breathing
- Fast heart beats
- Flushing (sudden warmth redness or tingly feeling)
- Pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder
- Problems with your vision or speech
- Sudden numbness or weakness
- Swelling in your hands or feet
- Swelling of your face lips tongue or throat
Forms and Strength
Sular (Nisoldipine) is available in the following forms and strength:
Sular: Extended-Release Tablet
Nisoldipine: Extended-Release Tablet
- Do not take Sular if you are allergic to nisoldipine or any other calcium channel blocker.
- Inform your healthcare provider if you have liver disease, heart disease, low blood pressure, or a history of heart attack or stroke.
- Sular may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting, especially when you get up from a sitting or lying position. To reduce the risk of falls and injuries, get up slowly and steady yourself.
- Sular may interact with other medications, prescription and non-prescription, and with herbal supplements. Inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking before starting treatment with Sular.
- Sular may cause side effects such as headache, dizziness, nausea, flushing, and swelling. If you experience any unusual symptoms while taking Sular, contact your healthcare provider immediately.
- Sular is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding unless advised by your healthcare provider.
- Sular may affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. Avoid activities that require alertness until you know how Sular affects you.
- Sular may cause an increase in your heart rate. If you notice an irregular or rapid heartbeat, chest pain, or shortness of breath, seek medical attention immediately.
- Sular may cause swelling in your ankles or feet. If you notice any unusual swelling, consult your healthcare provider.
- When taking Sular, avoid grapefruit or grapefruit juice, which may interact with the medication and increase the risk of side effects.
- Sular may lower your blood pressure too much, which can cause dizziness or fainting. Contact your healthcare provider if you experience these symptoms.
- Older adults may be more sensitive to the effects of Sular and may require lower doses.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Sular?
Do not drink alcohol while taking Sular, as it may increase the risk of side effects such as dizziness and drowsiness. You should talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of drinking alcohol while taking Sular.
Can Sular be used in children?
Sular is not recommended for use in children under 18, as its safety and effectiveness have not been established in this population.
How long does it take for Sular to start working?
Sular may take a few weeks to start working effectively. Continue taking the medication as prescribed, even if you do not feel any immediate effects.
What should I avoid while taking Sular?
While taking Sular, you should avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice unless your doctor or pharmacist says you may do so safely. Grapefruit can increase the chance of side effects from Sular.
It's important to purchase Sular from verified Canadian pharmacy.