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Noun1.Procardia - calcium blocker (trade name Procardia); appears to increase the risk of recurrent heart attacks
calcium blocker, calcium-channel blocker - any of a class of drugs that block the flow of the electrolyte calcium (either in nerve cell conduction or smooth muscle contraction of the heart); has been used in the treatment of angina or arrhythmia or hypertension or migraine
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Some medications also may exacerbate swelling--for example, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), calcium channel blockers such as amlodipine (Norvasc), nifedipine (Procardia), and felodipine, or corticosteroids such as prednisone or cortisone--so ask your doctor if medications could be a factor.
Its most popular brands include Adalat, Afeditab, Procardia, Procardia XL, Nifediac and Nifedical. 
The patient was placed on continuous cardiotocographic monitoring and started on nifedipine (Procardia) 20 mg every 4 hours, with subsequent administration of the second dose of 12 mg IM betamethasone.
It may also interact negatively with certain prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs, including: NSAIDs (such as aspirin and ibuprofen); warfarin (Coumadin); ticlopidine (Ticlid); clopidogrel (Plavix); and dipyridamole (Persantine) alprazolam (Xanax), haloperidol (Haldol), Trazodone (Desyrel), omeprazole (Prilosec), and nifedipine (Procardia).
The JNC 8 writers suggested doctors choose from an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI, such as Altace, Vasotec, Lotensin), angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB, such as Benicar, Diovan), calcium channel blocker (CCB, such as Norvasc, Procardia) or thiazide diuretic (such as Esidrix or Zaroxolyn).
This news was surprising, because anti-hypertensives like Procardia have been prescribed to women year after year.
Calcium channel blockers such as nifedipine (Procardia) and diltiazem (Cardizem), which relax blood vessels, may help.
To overcome this limitation, a push pull osmotic system was developed and commercialized {Glucotrol XL (Glipizide), Procardia XL (Nifedipine)} [7-9].
In addition, GAVIS has launched four niche products, including nifedipine soft gelatin capsules (generic version of Procardia), polyethylene glycol 3350 (generic version of MiraLAX O-T-C), orphenadrine citrate ER 100 mg tablets (generic version of Norflex) and mesalamine rectal suspension enema (generic version of Rowasa).
(Canonsburg PA) received marketing approval for a generic version of Pfizer Inc.'s drug Procardia XL, which is approved to treat angina and high blood pressure.