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Procardia (Nifedepine)
Class
Angianginal
antihypertensive
Procardia (Nifedepine)
Action
Inhibits calcium transport into myocardial and vascular smooth muscle cells resulting in systemic and coronary vasodilation, results in decreased blood pressure, decreased afterload and decreased myocardial oxygen demand and decreased frequency and severtity of angina
Procardia (Nifedepine)
Indications
Hypertension
Angina
Procardia (Nifedepine)
contraindications
sick sinus syndrome
2nd or 3rd degree block
Hypotension
Procardia (Nifedepine)
precautions
rapidly lowers blood pressure and may result in cerebral ischemia, CHF, Assess frequently for signs of CHF
Procardia (Nifedepine)
Route and dosage
SL 10mg q 30-50 min
empty capsule SL then direct pt to chew capsule and swollow
Procardia (Nifedepine)
Adverse reactions and side effects
Dyspnea, cough, wheezing, CHF
MI, ventricular arrhythmias
hypotension, syncope, HA dizziness, nervousness
Procardia (Nifedepine)
supply
capsules
10, 20 mg