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Adalat CC

Indications
Dosage
How Supplied

INDICATIONS

Adalat CC (nifedipine) is indicated for the treatment of hypertension. It may be used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Dosage should be adjusted according to each patient's needs. It is recommended that Adalat CC (nifedipine) be administered orally once daily on an empty stomach. Adalat CC is an extended release dosage form and tablets should be swallowed whole, not bitten or divided. In general, titration should proceed over a 7-14 day period starting with 30 mg once daily. Upward titration should be based on therapeutic efficacy and safety. The usual maintenance dose is 30 mg to 60 mg once daily. Titration to doses above 90 mg daily is not recommended.

If discontinuation of Adalat CC (nifedipine) is necessary, sound clinical practice suggests that the dosage should be decreased gradually with close physician supervision.

Co-administration of nifedipine with grapefruit juice is to be avoided (See CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY and PRECAUTIONS).

Care should be taken when dispensing Adalat CC (nifedipine) to assure that the extended release dosage form has been prescribed.

HOW SUPPLIED

Adalat CC (nifedipine) extended release tablets are supplied as 30 mg, 60 mg, and 90 mg round film coated tablets. The different strengths can be identified as follows

Strength Color Markings
30 mg Pink 30 on one side and ADALAT CC on the other side
60 mg Salmon 60 on one side and ADALAT CC on the other side
90 mg Dark Red 90 on one side and ADALAT CC on the other side

AdalatCC Tablets are supplied in:

  Strength NDC Code
Bottles of 100 30 mg 0085-1701-02
60 mg 0085-1716-02
90 mg 0085-1722-01
Unit Dose Packages of 100 30 mg 0085-1701-03
60 mg 0085-1716-03
90 mg 0085-1722-02
Bottles of 1000 30 mg 0085-1701-01
60 mg 0085-1716-01

The tablets should be protected from light and moisture and stored below 86°F (30°C). Dispense in tight, light-resistant containers.

Manufactured by: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. Made in Germany. Distributed by: Schering Corporation, a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889, USA. Revised: 8/10

Last reviewed on RxList: 4/14/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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