... NICARDIPINE (Cardene®) 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. Nicardipine (regular capsules only) reduces attacks of chest pain (angina), and helps reduce high blood pressure (hypertension). It is not a cure. Generic nicardipine regular capsules are available. Generic nicardipine sustained-release capsules are not yet available. ...
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Nicardipine Systematic (IUPAC) name methyl2-(benzyl-methyl-amino)ethyl2,6-dimethyl-4- (3-nitrophenyl)-1,4-dihydropyridine- 3,5-dicarboxylate Identifiers CAS number 55985-32-5 ATC code C08CA04 PubChem 4474 DrugBank APRD00088 Chemical data Formula C26H29N3O6 Mol. weight 479.525 g/mol Physical data Melt. point 6°C (43°F) Pharmacokinetic data Bioavailability  ? Protein binding >95% Metabolism  ? Half life 8.6 hours Excretion  ? The ...
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