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STUDENT NAME _____________________________________MEDICATION ___________Nifidepine (Procardia)_____________________ REVIEW MODULE CHAPTER ___________CATEGORY CLASS ____Antihypertensive, Antiaanginals__________________________________________________________________Inhibits calcium ion influx across cardiacand smooth muscle cells, decreasescontractility and O2 demand.Also dilate arteries and arteriolesUsed for patients who have hypertension,Raynaud’s phenomenon, and/or vasospasticanginaCNS: dizziness, light-headedness, giddiness, headache,weakness, nervousnessCV: flushing, heat sensation, sleep disturbancesEENT: nasal congestion, sore throat, blurred visionContraindicated in patients w/ hypersensitivity to drug, increasedangina and MI.BP must be lowered slowly to avoid symptomatic hypotension.patients w/ HF and in patients with severe aortic stenosis.use cautiously before major surgeryDrug-drug: ACE inhibitors. May increase hypotensive effects.Drug-herb: Melatonin, St. Johns wort. May interfere withantihypertensive effectDrug-food: grapefruit juice. May increase bioavailability of drug
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