Brand name authorized in: United Kingdom

Active ingredients

The drug ADIPINE contains one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API):

1 Nifedipine

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.

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Medicine classification

This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:

ATC code
Group title
C Cardiovascular system → C08 Calcium channel blockers → C08C Selective calcium channel blockers with mainly vascular effects → C08CA Dihydropyridine derivatives
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Unique identifiers

This drug has been assigned below unique identifiers within the countries it is being marketed:

Identification scheme
Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Identifier(s): 17340, 17393, 90498, 90500