Clevidipine is in a group of drugs called calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels. Clevidipine is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in people who cannot take medicine by mouth. Clevidipine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Cleviprex is a prescription drug that contains a chemical substance known as clevidipine as its active component. Clevidipine is a dihydropyridine belonging to a classification of drugs referred to as calcium channel blockers. Cleviprex functions by dilating the blood vessels and relaxing heart muscles thus reducing high blood pressure. Cleviprex is usually prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure, in patients that cannot withstand or do not desire oral drug administration.