nicardipine HCl


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nicardipine HCl (nīkär´dəpēn´),

n brand name: Cardene;
drug class: calcium channel blocker;
action: inhibits calcium ion influx across cell membrane during cardiac depolarization; produces relaxation of coronary vascular smooth muscle, peripheral vascular smooth muscle; dilates coronary vascular arteries; decreases sinoatrial/atrioventricular (SA/AV) node conduction;
uses: chronic stable angina pectoris, hypertension.