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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nifedipine, Procardianoun

    calcium blocker (trade name Procardia); appears to increase the risk of recurrent heart attacks

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  1. nifedipinenoun

    A dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker, used mainly as an antianginal and antihypertensive.

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  1. Nifedipine

    Nifedipine (3,5-dimethyl 2,6-dimethyl-4-(2-nitrophenyl)-1,4-dihydropyridine-3,5-dicarboxylate), sold under the brand name Adalat and Procardia, among others, is a calcium channel blocker medication used to manage angina, high blood pressure, Raynaud's phenomenon, and premature labor. It is one of the treatments of choice for Prinzmetal angina. It may be used to treat severe high blood pressure in pregnancy. Its use in preterm labor may allow more time for steroids to improve the baby's lung function and provide time for transfer of the mother to a well qualified medical facility before delivery. It is a calcium channel blocker of the dihydropyridine type. Nifedipine is taken by mouth and comes in fast- and slow-release formulations.Common side effects include lightheadedness, headache, feeling tired, leg swelling, cough, and shortness of breath. Serious side effects may include low blood pressure and heart failure. There is tentative evidence that its use in pregnancy is safe; however, it is not recommended during breastfeeding.Nifedipine was patented in 1967, and approved for use in the United States in 1981. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines. It is available as a generic medication. In 2020, it was the 135th most commonly prescribed medication in the United States, with more than 4 million prescriptions.

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  1. Nifedipine

    Nifedipine is a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker. Its main uses are as an antianginal and antihypertensive, although a large number of other indications have recently been found for this agent, such as Raynaud's phenomenon, premature labor, and painful spasms of the esophagus such as in cancer and tetanus patients. It is also commonly used for the small subset of pulmonary hypertension patients whose symptoms respond to calcium channel blockers.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Nifedipine

    A potent vasodilator agent with calcium antagonistic action. It is a useful anti-anginal agent that also lowers blood pressure.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nifedipine in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nifedipine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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