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Healthcare providers typically prescribe Adalat CC® (nifedipine) to control high blood pressure (hypertension). The medicine comes in tablet form and is typically taken once a day. As a calcium channel blocker, the medication works to slow down the rate at which calcium moves into your heart and into the walls of the blood vessels. This, in turn, helps to relax the blood vessels, which allows better blood flow and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood.
It is important to review the safety information for Adalat before taking this drug. Some people may need to avoid this medicine, such as those with congestive heart failure or aortic stenosis. In addition, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding might not be able to take this product.
(Click Adalat for more information on this drug, including possible side effects, generic availability, and what to do in cases of overdose.)
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