nifedipine, Adalat (discontinued brand), Procardia, Afeditab, Nifediac

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GENERIC NAME: nifedipine

BRAND NAME: Adalat (discontinued brand), Procardia, Afeditab, Nifediac

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: 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:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/17/2014



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