NICARDIPINE hydrochloride, 1mg/ml, 10ml, amp.


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The product is supplied (and stored) sterile, it must remain sterile until its use. Sterile = state of being free from all living microorganisms.
12.3 - Antihypertensive medicines
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Therapeutic Action

Calcium-channel blocker with vascular effects


Acute life-threatening hypertension in perioperative period, emergency room or intensive care unit.

Instructions for use

Must be given as continuous intravenous infusion in 5% dextrose, using an infusion or syringe pump.

Nicardipine should only be administered by specialists, in hospital settings (in OT, ICU or ER), with continuous monitoring of blood pressure.


  • Below 25ºC - Protect from sunlight
  • Shelf life: 18 or 24 months depending on manufacturer
  • After opening, use the product immediately.
  • Discard any unused remaining product.