Nifedipine ER(Nifedipine ER)
|Indian Brand Name||:||Nicardia Retard|
|US Brand Name||:||Adalat / Nifediac / Procardia|
|Manufacturer||:||J. B. Chemicals|
|Generic Name||:||Nifedipine ER|
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Nifedipine belongs to a class of medications called calcium channel blockers (CCBs) that are used to treat angina (heart pain), high blood pressure, and abnormal heart rhythms. Other drugs in the same class include amlodipine,diltiazem, felodipine, isradipine , nicardipine, nimodipine and verapamil . Like other CCBs, nifedipine works by blocking the flow of calcium into the muscle cells surrounding the arteries that supply blood to the heart as well as other arteries of the body.
PRESCRIBED FOR: Nifedipine is used for the treatment and prevention of angina resulting from either an increased workload on the heart or spasm of the coronary arteries. It is used in the treatment of high blood pressure, to treat abnormally fast heart rhythms such as atrial fibrillation, and in the prevention of episodes of rapid heart rhythm originating from the atria of the heart.