What may interact with Cardene IV?

This medicine may interact with the following medications:

-certain medicines for blood pressure, heart disease, irregular heartbeat

What should I tell my health care provider before I take Cardene IV?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

-bleeding in the brain
-heart disease
-kidney disease
-liver disease
-an unusual or allergic reaction to nicardipine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant

What should I watch for while using Cardene IV?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this drug.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this drug affects you. Do not stand up or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic. It will not be stored at home.