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Drug Interactions With Nicardipine SR

Nicardipine SR can potentially interact with a few other medicines.
(Click Drug Interactions With Nicardipine SR for more information about nicardipine SR and other medicines.)

Overdose With Nicardipine SR

People who take too much nicardipine SR may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • Liver problems.
If you happen to overdose on nicardipine SR, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Cardene Overdose for more information.)

Nicardipine SR: Storage Methods

Nicardipine SR should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Nicardipine SR capsules should be stored in an airtight container.
Keep nicardipine SR and all medications out of the reach of children.

Nicardipine SR: What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your nicardipine SR as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of nicardipine SR.

How Does Nicardipine SR Work?

Nicardipine SR is part of a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. Nicardipine SR helps to slow down the rate at which calcium moves into your heart and blood vessel walls. This, in turn, helps to relax the vessels, which improves blood flow and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood.
There are two basic types of calcium channel blockers, dihydropyridine and non-dihydropyridine. The most important difference between the two types is that non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers can slow down the heart rate, while dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers do not. Nicardipine SR is a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker, which means that it does not usually decrease the heart rate.
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