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For two weeks, since taking this medication I have a tickle in my throat producing a cough which produces a clear but thick mucus. It is not congestion in my chest. Does this drug have Sulfa in it? I am allergic to Sulfa, so if it contai...
by Lena Staton in Charlotte, NC, 02/09/2007
Sular (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information
Sular (Oral) Medication Classification
NISOLDIPINE (By mouth)
Sular (Oral) Brandname
Sular (Oral) is used for the Treatment
Nisoldipine (NYE-sole-di-peen) Treats high blood pressure. This medicine is a calcium channel blocker.
When To Not Use Sular (Oral)
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to nisoldipine or to similar medicines (such as verapamil, Adalat®, Calan®, Cardizem®, Lotrel®, Plendil®, Procardia®).
How Should You Use Sular (Oral)
Long Acting Tablet
- Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
- Swallow the tablet whole. Do not break, crush, or chew it.
- Never share your medicine with anyone. If a dose is missed:
- If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
- Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Proper Sular (Oral) Storage
Store Sular (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Sular (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using Sular (Oral)
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- There are many other medicines that can interact with nisoldipine. Make sure your doctor knows about ALL other medicines you are using. This includes over-the-counter medicines that can increase your blood pressure (such as diet pills, cold and allergy medicines, or asthma medicines).
- Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.
- Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while you are using this medicine.
Sular (Oral) Warnings
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have heart disease, liver disease, stomach problems, or aortic stenosis (narrowing of a valve in your heart).
- This medicine may make you dizzy or lightheaded. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
- Do not stop using this medicine suddenly without asking your doctor. You may need to slowly decrease your dose before stopping it completely.
Sular (Oral) Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Chest pain (may be related to your disease and not a side effect)
- Fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
- Skin rash
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
- Wheezing or trouble breathing If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Stomach discomfort