Indications for CARDENE IV:

Short-term treatment of hypertension when oral therapy is not feasible or desirable.

Adult Dosage:

Individualize; see full labeling.

Children Dosage:

<18yrs: not recommended.

CARDENE IV Contraindications:

Advanced aortic stenosis.

CARDENE IV Warnings/Precautions:

Angina. Heart failure. Acute cerebral infarction or hemorrhage. Hepatic or renal impairment. Pheochromocytoma. For caps: measure blood pressure (BP) 1–2 hrs and 8 hrs after dosing. For IV: monitor BP before and during infusion; avoid rapid or excessive reductions, intra-arterial administration or extravasation; switch to oral form when possible. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

CARDENE IV Classification:

Calcium channel blocker (CCB) (dihydropyridine).

CARDENE IV Interactions:

Potentiated by cimetidine. Increases serum levels of cyclosporine, tacrolimus; monitor and adjust its dose. Possibly potentiates digoxin; monitor.

Adverse Reactions:

Increased angina, flushing (caps), headache, pedal edema, asthenia, dizziness, somnolence (caps), tachycardia, GI upset, sweating; ECG abnormalities, orthostatic hypotension, ventricular extrasystoles, local reactions (inj).

How Supplied:

Caps 20mg, 30mg—contact supplier; IV (10mL amps)—10; Premixed—200mL