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.
Procardia XL is a member of a group of drugs known as being calcium channel blockers or CCB for short. It can be used by itself as a standalone medicine or in combination with other drugs for the treatment of certain health issues. Procardia XL is a medicine that works as an extended-releasemedication. It will release medicine into one's body throughout the day.