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Nifedipine

Also known as Adalat and Procardia


Nifedipine (brand names Adalat CC and Procardia, according to FDA Orange Book) is a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker. Its main uses are as an antianginal (especially in Prinzmetal's angina) and antihypertensive, although a large number of other indications have recently been found for this agent, such as Raynaud's phenomenon, premature labor, and painful spasms of the esophagus such as in cancer and tetanus patients. It is also commonly used for the small subset of pulmonary hypertension patients whose symptoms respond to calcium channel blockers.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $39.46 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed nifedipine to treat chronic kidney disease, kidney disease due to longstanding hypertension, hypertension of pregnancy, and preeclampsia.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take nifedipine if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions

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