Nicardia - 20 mg (Procardia)
US Brand Name Procardia
Strength 20mg
Generic Name Nifedipine
Manufacturer UPM
Pharmaceutical Form Tablet/s

What is Nicardia?


Nicardia has a generic name Nifedipine which is a calcium channel blocker drug that affects the calcium found in a heart and muscle cells. It dilates

(relaxes and widens) blood vessels (veins and arteries) that helps heart to pump blood and lower its workload.


Why Nicardia


This medicine is prescribed by the physician for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (chest pain). Nicardia may also be used for other purposes not enlisted in this medicine guide.      


How well it works?


Nicardia blocks the slow calcium channel, preventing the flow of calcium ion into the cell. This drug produces peripheral and coronary vasodilatation, lower down afterload, peripheral resistance and BP. It increases coronary blood flow and causes reflex tachycardia. It effects little or negligible on cardiac conduction and rarely shows negative inotropic activities.


Important information about Nicardia


You should not use Nicardia (Procardia, Myogard, Nifedipine, Nifelat, and Adalat Chrono), if you have allergic problems, severe coronary artery disease, or if you have had a heart attack in past two weeks. Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have liver disease, a blockage in your digestive tract (stomach or intestines), a history of stomach surgery, coronary artery disease, or hypothyroidism. Before having a surgery or any other kind of operation, inform your health care personal that you are taking Nicardia. Limit or avoid the alcohol consumption. This drug might cause you dizzy. You should not drive and do any kind of activities that require high attentiveness until and unless you can do them safely.

Nicardia sold under various names including Procardia, Myogard (made by UPM), Nicardia (made by Unique), Nifelat (made by Cipla), and Adalat Chrono (made by Bayer Healthcare). The genuine manufacturer of this drug is Procadia. It belongs to the class of FDA pregnancy category C drug. It is not accustomed whether the use of this drug is harmful for an unborn baby taken during the pregnancy or not. But, this medication can pass into the breast milk and can cause harms. You must consult your doctor before using the tablets in case of pregnancy and breast feeding.



Dosage- You should take the dosage of Nicardia exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all the direction listed on the leaflet of your medicine. Do not alter the dosage until it is being advised by the doctor. Also, do not use the medicine after prescription period is over. Store all the medicine in a cool and dry place, far away from the reach of children. Do not crush or chew the tablet, instead swallow it as a whole. Let your doctor know if you have excessive sweating, vomiting and diarrhea. These conditions can lead a severe low blood pressure.  


NoteNicardia dosage may depend on certain factors including age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition among several other factors. Your dosage may determined by your physician after examining you properly.



What if I miss a dose?


For effective results, you should take all medicines on the same time as prescribed. Missing even a single dose of Nicardia can be harmful to your health. However, if you miss a dose of Nicardia, then take it instantly, but avoid the use when next scheduled dose is near.         


What if I overdose?


In case of an overdose of Nicardia, seek emergency medication because it can cause severe dizziness, pounding heartbeats, nausea, vomiting, or feeling like you might pass out.


Warning:Alcoholic beverages must be avoided while taking this medicine as alcohol can further reduce blood pressure. Also, avoid activities which require high metal acquisition and reflexes (driving). You should prohibit the use of grapefruit or the products made by it as they can interact with Nicardia and results in dangerous effects.


Side Effects-


Seek emergency medical help if you have any of these sign of an allergic reaction: hives, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat and facing difficulty in breathing. Call your doctor if you having certain types of reactions-

§  mild dizziness, flushing (warmth, redness or tingly feeling)

§  Weakness, headache, mood changes, heart burn, nausea, tremors, muscle cramps, cough, wheezing and sore throat.

§  worsening angina;

§   a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;

§   Pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;

§  Chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the jaw or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling.

§  Swelling in your ankles or feet; or

§  Upper stomach pain, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).



Interaction with other drugs: Other drugs may also interact with Nicardia, including prescription and over-the-counter

medicine (OTC vitamin pills or other medicines, or herbal products), especially cemitidine, conivaptan, digoxin, fentanyl, imatinib, isoniazid, laxatives, levothyroxine, nefazodone, NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, or others), cold or allergy medications, tizanidine, St.John’s Wort, HIV/AIDS medicines, antibiotics (clartithromycin, erythromycin, or others), or seizure medicines. Always inform your doctor when you are using such type of medicine before taking Nicardia.


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