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CARDENE IV PREMIXED
Hypertension
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Drug Name:

CARDENE IV PREMIXED Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Nicardipine HCl 0.1mg/mL, 0.2mg/mL; soln for slow IV infusion.

Company:
Chiesi USA, Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for CARDENE IV PREMIXED:

Short-term treatment of hypertension when oral therapy is not feasible or desirable.

Adult:

Individualize; see full labeling.

Children:

<18yrs: not recommended.

Contraindications:

Advanced aortic stenosis.

Warnings/Precautions:

Cardiac failure. Angina. Acute cerebral infarction or hemorrhage. Hepatic or renal impairment. Pheochromocytoma. For caps: measure blood pressure (BP) 1–2 hrs and 8 hrs after dosing. For IV: monitor BP before and during infusion; avoid rapid or excessive reductions; switch to oral form when possible. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Potentiated by cimetidine. Increases serum levels of cyclosporine, tacrolimus; monitor and adjust its dose. Possibly potentiates digoxin; monitor.

See Also:

Nicardipine

CARDENE IV

Pharmacological Class:

Calcium channel blocker (CCB) (dihydropyridine).

Adverse Reactions:

Increased angina, flushing (caps), headache, pedal edema, asthenia, dizziness, somnolence (caps), tachycardia, GI upset, sweating; ECG abnormalities, orthostatic hypotension, ventricular extrasystoles, local reactions (inj).

How Supplied:

Caps 20mg, 30mg—contact supplier; IV (10mL amps)—10; Premixed—200mL

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