Nifedipine

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  • TRADE NAMES: Adalat (Bayer); Adalate; Adipine; Apo-Nifed; Aprical; Calcilat; Coracten (UCB); Corogal; Corotrend; Fortipine; Hypolar; Nifecor; Nifedipress; Nu-Nifed; Pidilat; Procardia (Pfizer); Tenif (AstraZeneca); Tensipine MR (Genus); Valni XL (Winthrop)
  • INDICATIONS: Angina, hypertension
  • CLASS: Calcium channel blocker
  • HALF-LIFE: 2–5 hours (immediate release products)

Although not approved for this purpose, immediate-release nifedipine capsules have been used (orally and sublingually) for acute reduction of blood pressure. The literature reports several cases of profound hypotension, myocardial infarction, and death when immediate-release nifedipine was used in this way. Immediate-release nifedipine capsules should not be used for the acute reduction of blood pressure.

Tenif is atenolol and nifedipine.

Our database has 81 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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SKIN.
HAIR.
NAILS.
MUCOSAL.
CARDIOVASCULAR.
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.
ENDOCRINE/METABOLIC.
GASTROINTESTINAL/HEPATIC.
GENITOURINARY.
HEMATOLOGIC.
LOCAL.
NEUROMUSCULAR/SKELETAL.
OCULAR.
RENAL.
RESPIRATORY.
OTHER.


Page last updated 09/24/2022

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric
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