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Nicardipine Hydrochloride (HCL) Information

Nicardipine hydrochloride (HCl) is a calcium channel blocker sold under the brand name Cardene®. This prescription medication is used to treat certain types of chest pain and high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults. Available in the form of a capsule, it is typically taken three times a day, ideally on an empty stomach.
 
Prior to beginning treatment with nicardipine, inform your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including supplements and nonprescription products. You should also be aware of possible side effects, such as dizziness, headaches, and flushing.
 
(Click Nicardipine to learn more about this medication, including information on other possible side effects, generic availability, and what to do if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.)
 

Nicardipine Hydrochloride (HCL) Information

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