Nifedipine Tablets are consumed to treat high blood pressure, angina, and premature labor. They are considered as calcium channel blockers showing non-specific activity for other voltage-dependent calcium channels. These tablets have protein binding ability of 92 to 98% with bioavailability of 45 to 56% and 2 hours of elimination half life. They are known to be the premium choice for treatment of prinzmetal angina and high BP during pregnancy. Nifedipine Tablets are metabolized in liver & GI tract with excretion from kidney. Nifedipine shows molecular weight of 346.335 g/mol and chemical formula C17H18N2O6.
Nifedipine is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure , angina (chest pain) and hypertensive emergency
How it works
Nifedipine is a calcium channel blocker. It blocks the action of calcium on the heart and blood vessels. This can lower the blood pressure, abnormally fast heartbeat and reduces strain on heart following a heart attack.
Common side effects
Ankle swelling, Headache, Dizziness, Palpitations, Sleepiness, Nausea, Edema, Abdominal pain, Fatigue, Flushing