Found in: Austria Brazil Canada Spain Hong Kong Netherlands Singapore United Kingdom

Active ingredients


Nifedipine is a calcium antagonist of the 1,4-dihydropyridine type. Calcium antagonists reduce the transmembranal influx of calcium ions through the slow calcium channel into the cell. As a specific and potent calcium antagonist, nifedipine acts particularly on the cells of the myocardium and the smooth muscle cells of the coronary arteries and the peripheral resistance vessels. The main action of nifedipine is to relax arterial smooth muscle, both in the coronary and peripheral circulation. Nifedipine Tablets are formulated to achieve controlled delivery of nifedipine in a release profile sufficient to enable once-daily administration to be effective in clinical use.

Medicine classification

ATC Code
C Cardiovascular system → C08 Calcium channel blockers → C08C Selective calcium channel blockers with mainly vascular effects → C08CA Dihydropyridine derivatives


Health Products and Food Branch (CA)
Identifier(s): 02155907
Health Sciences Authority (SG)
Identifier(s): 07710P, 08913P
Z-Index G-Standaard PRK (NL)
Identifier(s): 33693, 33707
Centro de información online de medicamentos de la AEMPS (ES)
Identifier(s): 56920, 59538
Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB)
Identifier(s): 28816
Department of Health Drug Office (HK)
Identifier(s): 37008
Câmara de Regulação do Mercado de Medicamentos (BR)
Identifier(s): 538912060016913, 538912060017113, 538912060017203, 538912060017303, 538912060017513, 538912060017613, 538912060017713