Nicardipine is in a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. Nicardipine relaxes (widens) your blood vessels, which makes it easier for the heart to pump and reduces its workload. Nicardipine is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (chest pain). Nicardipine may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Cardene SR is a calcium channel blocker. It relaxes or widens the blood vessels, allowing the heart to pump more easily and lighten its workload. The drug is used as a treatment of angina and high blood pressure. Cardene SR may or may not be combined with other medications to treat hypertension and chest pain.