A patient is admitted at 22 weeks gestation for preterm labor. The nurse administers nifedipine (Procardia) as ordered. The patient is most likely to complain of which side effects?


•Nifedipine (Procardia) is a calcium channel blocker that is commonly used to delay premature labor.

•Common side effects include headache, dizziness, edema, flushing, nausea, and gingival hyperplasia.

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