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Nifedipine: Oral capsule

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Nifedipine 10mg Cap
Actavis Inc. formerly Purepac Pharmaceutical Co
Pill Identification: LOGO 497 
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Nifedipine 20mg Cap
Actavis Inc. formerly Purepac Pharmaceutical Co
Pill Identification: LOGO 530 
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Nifedipine 20mg Cap
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: R 530 
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Nifedipine 10mg Cap
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: R 497 
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Nifedipine 10mg Cap
Gavis Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Pill Identification: IMI 10 
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Nifedipine 10mg Cap
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LOGO 497 
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Nifedipine 10mg Capsule
Greenstone Ltd
Pill Identification: PROCARDIA PFIZER 260 
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Nifedipine 10mg Cap
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: LOGO 497 
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Nifedipine 10mg Cap
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: IMI 10 
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 Nifedipine: Oral capsule

What is this medicine?

NIFEDIPINE (nye FED i 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 chest pain caused by angina.

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Nifedipine: Oral capsule
Usage by Gender
80.54%
19.46%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
3.08%
50.61%
22.34%
23.96%
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