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What is the generic name for Cardene SR?

The generic name for Cardene SR is nicardipine hydrochloride. Cardene SR is a sustained-release formulation of nicardipine hydrochloride that is taken in pill form. This drug, used to treat high blood pressure, belongs to a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. Cardene SR blocks calcium buildup in the blood vessels allowing them to relax so that blood pressure decreases.

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