Cardene SR (Nicardipine) for Heart disease | MyHeartDiseaseTeam

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Overview
Cardene SR is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension. Cardene SR is also known by its drug name, Nicardipine.

Cardene SR is a calcium channel blocker. Calcium channel blockers are believed to work by dilating the arteries and decreasing the force with which the heart pumps.

How do I take it?
Cardene SR is generally taken twice daily.

Cardene SR comes in capsule form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Cardene SR lists common side effects including headache, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, nervousness, insomnia, strange dreams, dry mouth, rash, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, increased urination, and swelling of the ankles or feet.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Cardene SR include worsening angina and low blood pressure.

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Cardene SR – RxList
http://www.rxlist.com/cardene-drug.htm

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