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Nifedipine Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 4, 2023.

Applies to the following strengths: 10 mg; 20 mg; 30 mg; 60 mg; 90 mg

Usual Adult Dose for Hypertension

Extended-release tablets:


Comments:

Comments:

Use: Treatment of hypertension to reduce the risk of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events, primarily strokes and myocardial infarctions

Usual Adult Dose for Angina Pectoris Prophylaxis

Immediate-release capsules:


Extended-release tablets:

Comments:

Uses:

Usual Adult Dose for Angina Pectoris

Immediate-release capsules:


Extended-release tablets:

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Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Immediate-release capsules: Data not available

Extended-release tablets:

Dose Adjustments

Immediate-release capsules:
Rapid titration in patients under frequent assessment:


Hospitalized patients under close supervision: Increase the dose in 10 mg increments (maximum single dose 30 mg) every 4 to 6 hours to control pain/arrhythmias.

Extended-release tablets:
Switching from immediate-release capsules:

Discontinuation of treatment:

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

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Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.