|Therap.Cat :||Nifedipine is a potent vasodilator agent with calcium antagonistic action. It is a useful anti-anginal agent that also lowers blood pressure.|
Nifedipine is a Dihydropyridine Calcium Channel Blocker. The mechanism of action of nifedipine is as a Calcium Channel Antagonist. The chemical classification of nifedipine is Dihydropyridines.
Nifedipine is a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocking agent. Nifedipine inhibits the transmembrane influx of extracellular calcium ions into myocardial and vascular smooth muscle cells, causing dilatation of the main coronary and systemic arteries and decreasing myocardial contractility.