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Drug Interactions With Nicardipine SR

Cimetidine and cyclosporine are medications that may potentially interact with nicardipine SR. Drug interactions may affect the levels of medicines in your blood, potentially increasing your risk of side effects. In order to avoid these complications, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about possible drug interactions with nicardipine SR that may apply to your situation.

An Overview of Drug Interactions With Nicardipine SR

Nicardipine SR (Cardene SR®) can potentially interact with a few other medicines. Some of these medicines that may lead to nicardipine SR drug interactions include:
 

Nicardipine SR Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when nicardipine SR is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Cimetidine (Tagamet)
Cimetidine may increase the level of nicardipine SR in your blood, increasing your risk of nicardipine SR side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to adjust your nicardipine SR dose or may suggest an alternative to cimetidine.
 
Cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune)
Taking cyclosporine with nicardipine SR can increase the level of cyclosporine in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Your healthcare provider should carefully monitor the level of cyclosporine in you blood, adjusting your dose as necessary.
 

Final Thoughts on Drug Interactions With Nicardipine SR

It is possible that not every nicardipine SR drug interaction was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about drug interactions with nicardipine SR that may apply to your situation.
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