Nifedipine

General

  • Type: Calcium Channel Blocker, Dihydropyridine
  • Dosage Forms: PO
  • Common Trade Names: Procardia, Nifediac, Nifedical, Adalat, Afeditab

Adult Dosing

Preterm labor/Tocolysis

  • 20mg x1, additional 20mg dose in 90min if ctx persist, followed by 20mg q3-8 hrs prn ctx

Pediatric Dosing

Special Populations

  • Pregnancy Rating:
  • Lactation:
  • Renal Dosing
    • Adult
    • Pediatric
  • Hepatic Dosing
    • Adult
    • Pediatric

Contraindications

  • Allergy to class/drug

Adverse Reactions

Serious

Common

Pharmacology

  • Half-life:
  • Metabolism:
  • Excretion:
  • Mechanism of Action:

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