Drug: Cardene IV

NICARDIPINE (nye KAR de peen) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, which can reduce the amount of work the heart has to do. This medicine is used for the short-term treatment of high blood pressure when the patient is not able to take oral therapy.

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • difficulty breathing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat, palpitations, irregular heartbeat, chest pain
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • swelling of the legs and ankles
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
  • facial flushing
  • headache
  • weak or tired

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • difficulty breathing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat, palpitations, irregular heartbeat, chest pain
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • swelling of the legs and ankles
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
  • facial flushing
  • headache
  • weak or tired

Source: http://www.healthline.com

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine? They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • heart problems, low blood pressure, slow or irregular heartbeat
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • pheochromocytoma
  • previous heart attack
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to nicardipine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

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