Nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia)

Indications


Pharmacology

  • Dihydropyridine Calcium Channel Blocker (see Calcium Channel Blockers, [[Calcium Channel Blockers]])
    • Actions on Pulmonary Vascular Tone

Metabolism

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Administration

  • PO:

Dose Adjustment

  • Hepatic
  • Renal

Adverse Effects

Cardiovascular Adverse Effects

Hypotension (see Hypotension, [[Hypotension]])

  • Physiology: class effect (common to all calcium channel blockers)

Pulmonary Adverse Effects

  • Direct Action on Pulmonary Vascular Tone: exacerbating hypoxemia (particularly in ALI/ARDS)

Other Adverse Effects

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Calcium Channel Blocker Intoxication


References

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