Nifedipine (brand name Adalat and Procardia) is a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker. Its main uses are in angina pectoris (especially Prinzmetal angina) and hypertension, although a large number of other uses have recently been found for this agent, such as Raynaud's phenomenon, premature labor, and painful spasms of the esophagus in cancer patients.


... NIFEDIPINE (Adalat®, Procardia®) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This results in relaxation of blood vessels, which can reduce the amount of work the heart has to do. Nifedipine reduces attacks of chest pain (angina). It is not a cure. Generic nifedipine capsules are available. ...
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What You Need to Know About Nifedipine
... Common brand names: Adalat, Procardia Why is nifedipine prescribed? Nifedipine increases the supply of blood and oxygen to your heart, thereby controlling or relieving chest pain (angina pectoris). It...
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