Cardene (Nicardipine Hydrochloride)
Generic equivalents for Cardene... What are generics?
Nicardipine Hydrochloride (℞)
To comply with Canadian International Pharmacy Association regulations you are permitted to order a 3-month supply or the closest package size available based on your personal prescription. read more
Nicardipine Hydrochloride Information
(nye kar' de peen)
Before taking nicardipine,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to nicardipine, any other medications, or any ingredients in nicardipine capsules. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients..
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking. Be sure to mention any of the following: carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol); cimetidine (Tagamet); cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune); fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic); heart and blood pressure medications such as beta-blockers, digoxin (Lanoxin), diuretics ('water pills'), and quinidine ; phenytoin (Dilantin); ranitidine (Zantac); theophylline (Theochron, Theolair, Theo-24); and vitamins.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had heart failure, or heart, liver, or kidney disease.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while taking nicardipine, call your doctor.
- if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking nicardipine.
- upset stomach
- dizziness or lightheadedness
- excessive tiredness
- fast heartbeat
- muscle cramps
- increased sweating
- dry mouth
- swelling of the face, eyes, lips, tongue, arms, or legs
- difficulty breathing or swallowing
- increase in frequency or severity of chest pain (angina)