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Nicardipine (Cardene, Cardene SR) belongs to a class of drugs referred to as calcium channel blockers (CCBs). Nicardipine is prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure and angina (heart pain). Side effects, drug interactions, warnings and precautions, and patient information should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.

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Terms related to nicardipine:

  • Cardene
  • Cardene SR