Nifedipine, or BAY a 1040, is a first generation dihydropyridine L-type calcium channel blocker, similar to [nicardipine].[A190210,A190273,A175390,L11383] Nifedipine was developed by Bayer and first described in the literature, along with other dihydropyridines, in 1972.[A175390,A190276] Since nifedipine's development, second and third generation dihydropyridines have been developed with slower onsets and longer durations of action.[A190273] The most popular of the third generation dihydropyridines is [amlodipine].[A190273] Nifedipine was granted FDA approval on 31 December 1981.[L11383]
Nifedipine capsules are indicated to treat vasospastic angina and chronic stable angina.[L11383] Extended release tablets are indicated to treat vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina, and hypertension.[L11389,L1245]
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