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What is Cardene SR?

Cardene SR is a brand-name, prescription, sustained-release capsule used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). The active ingredient in Cardene SR is nicardipine hydrochloride, a calcium channel blocker. The medication works by blocking or slowing calcium from moving into blood vessel and heart cells. The lack of calcium reduces muscle contraction, especially in the blood vessels, and allows the vessels to relax and widen, lowering blood pressure.

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