Nicardipine

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Nicardipine
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Clinical data
Trade names Cardene
AHFS/Drugs.com Monograph
MedlinePlus a695032
Routes of
administration
Oral, intravenous
ATC code
Legal status
Legal status
  • In general: ℞ (Prescription only)
Pharmacokinetic data
Protein binding >95%
Elimination half-life 8.6 hours
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CAS Number
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ECHA InfoCard 100.054.466 Edit this at Wikidata
Chemical and physical data
Formula C26H29N3O6
Molar mass 479.525 g/mol
3D model (JSmol)
Melting point 136–138 °C (277–280 °F)
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Nicardipine (Cardene) is a medication used to treat high blood pressure and angina. It belongs to the dihydropyridine class of calcium channel blockers.

Nicardipine is a dihydropyridine calcium-channel blocking agent used for the treatment of vascular disorders such as chronic stable angina, hypertension, and Raynaud's phenomenon. It is available in oral and intravenous formulations. Its mechanism of action and clinical effects closely resemble those of nifedipine and the other dihydropyridines (amlodipine, felodipine), except that nicardipine is more selective for cerebral and coronary blood vessels. Nicardipine also has a longer half-life than nifedipine. Nicardipine was approved by the FDA in December 1988. The patent for both Cardene and Cardene SR expired in October 1995.[1]

It has been used in percutaneous coronary intervention.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nicardipine at Medline PLus
  2. ^ Huang RI, Patel P, Walinsky P, et al. (November 2006). "Efficacy of intracoronary nicardipine in the treatment of no-reflow during percutaneous coronary intervention". Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 68 (5): 671–6. doi:10.1002/ccd.20885. PMID 17034064.