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Cardene SR (nicardipine) and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Cardene SR (nicardipine) which include:

Moderate

niCARdipine ↔ multivitamins with minerals

Moderate Drug Interaction

Using niCARdipine together with multivitamin with minerals can decrease the effects of niCARdipine. Talk with your doctor before using niCARdipine and multivitamin with minerals together. You may need a dose adjustment or need your blood pressure checked more often if you take both medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Moderate

niCARdipine ↔ food

Moderate Food Interaction

You should avoid or limit the consumption of grapefruit and grapefruit juice if you are receiving treatment with niCARdipine. Grapefruit juice can significantly increase the blood levels and effects of medications like niCARdipine. You may be more likely to experience side effects such as headache, low blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, swelling, and fluid retention. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Cardene SR (nicardipine) drug interactions

There are 363 drug interactions with Cardene SR (nicardipine)

Cardene SR (nicardipine) disease interactions

There are 6 disease interactions with Cardene SR (nicardipine) which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

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