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Nicardipine: Oral capsule

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  • Daily life interactions

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Nicardipine 20mg Cap
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: MYLAN 1020 MYLAN 1020 
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Nicardipine 20mg Cap
Barr Laboratories Inc a Division of Teva USA
Pill Identification: ZG Zenith 20 mg 4288 
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Nicardipine 30mg Cap
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: MYLAN 1430 MYLAN 1430 
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Nicardipine 20mg Cap
Epic Pharma, LLC
Pill Identification: E501 E501 
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Nicardipine 30mg Cap
Epic Pharma, LLC
Pill Identification: E502 E502 
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Nicardipine 30mg Cap
Ivax Pharmaceuticals Inc a Division of Teva USA
Pill Identification: Zenith 30 mg 4289 
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Nicardipine 30mg Cap
AvKARE, Inc.
Pill Identification: E502 E502 
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Nicardipine 20mg Cap
AvKARE, Inc.
Pill Identification: E501 E501 
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Nicardipine 20mg Cap
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93 793 93 793 
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Nicardipine 30mg Cap
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93 794 93 794 
How This Drug Works
Calcium Channel Blocker
Calcium channel blockers slow the movement of calcium between cells to help the body improve blood flow and control heart rhythm.
Calcium channel blockers slow the movement of calcium between cells. This helps the body improve blood flow and control heart rhythm. Calcium helps the heart to pump and blood vessels change size. However, too much calcium can cause the heart to beat out of rhythm and make blood vessels narrower. As blood vessels narrow, less blood travels to the heart and it receives less oxygen. This causes the heart to pump harder to get the oxygen it needs. By getting in calciumâ¬"s way and slowing calcium flow between cells, calcium channel blockers restore normal heartbeat as well as normal blood and oxygen flow throughout the body.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Nicardipine: Oral capsule

What is this medicine?

NICARDIPINE (nye KAR de peen) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, which can reduce the amount of work the heart has to do. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain caused by angina.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Cardene: Oral capsule

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Nicardipine: Oral capsule
Usage by Gender
55.79%
44.21%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.41%
7.13%
23.87%
68.59%
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