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