Nifedipine is in a group of drugs called calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels. Nifedipine is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (chest pain). Nifedipine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Adalat CC is an extended release medication used alone or in combination with other medication to reduce high blood pressure or hypertension. It is important to lower blood pressure in order to prevent damage to the kidneys, as well as to prevent heart attack and stroke. Adalat CC belongs to a group of drugs commonly referred to as calcium channel blockers. This medication works by getting the blood vessels to relax to allow more blood to flow.