teex nifedipine

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teex nifedipine
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2010-07-08 22:41:17
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  1. Nifedipine (Procardia) Class
    Calcium Channel Blocker
  2. Nifedipine (Procardia) Actions
    • 1. Relaxes smooth muscle causing arteriolar vasodilation
    • 2. Decreases peripheral vascular resistance
    • 3. Inhibits influx of calcium into the myocardium and smooth muscle and thereby inhibits the contractile process
    • 4. Decreases myocardial workload
  3. Nifedipine (Procardia) Indications
    • 1. Severe hypertension
    • 2. Angina
  4. Nifedipine (Procardia) Contraindications
    • 1. Allergy
    • 2. Hypotension
    • 3. Patient's recieving IV beta blockers
  5. Nifedipine (Procardia) Precautions
    • 1. Monitor BP for hypotension
    • 2. May worsen CHF
    • 3. May rapidly reduce ICP. Do not use in PT w/ signs of CVA
    • 4. rapid drops in BP = rapid drops in myocardial perfusion for AMI patient.
  6. Nifedipine (Procardia) Side Effects
    • 1. dizziness
    • 2. flushing
    • 3. nausea
    • 4. headache
    • 5. weakness
    • 6. hypotension
  7. Nifedipine (Procardia) Dosage
    10mg SL (puncture capsule and squeeze under the tounge)
  8. Nifedipine (Procardia) Route
    SL / Oral
  9. Nifedipine (Procardia) How Supplied
    Gel capsules: 10mg or 20mg
  10. Nifedipine (Procardia) Pediatrics
    Not recommended

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