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.
Nifedical XL is used to treat high blood pressure. Nifedical XL is also used to lower blood pressure in order to avoid heart attack. Nifedical XL is can be used to reduce chest pains. You can only use Nifedical XL under the doctor's prescription.