nicardipine

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Related to Nicardipine hydrochloride: Cardene

ni·car·di·pine

 (nī-kär′də-pēn′)
n.
A calcium channel blocker drug, C26H29N3O6, that acts as a coronary vasodilator and is used in its hydrochloride form to treat hypertension.

[ni(tro)- + car(boxyl) + di(hydro)p(yr)idine, class of drugs to which it belongs.]
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The active ingredient in Cardene is the antihypertensive agent nicardipine hydrochloride," said Howard Weisman, EKR's CEO & President.
preparations consist of 200 ml Ready-to-Use (RTU) intravenous bags containing 40 mg of the calcium channel blocker nicardipine hydrochloride (0.