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Afeditab (Nifedipine) - Summary

 
 



AFEDITAB SUMMARY

Afeditab® CR is an extended release tablet dosage form of the calcium channel blocker nifedipine.

Afeditab® CR is indicated for the treatment of hypertension. It may be used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents.


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Published Studies Related to Afeditab (Nifedipine)

Vitamin D and nifedipine in the treatment of Chinese patients with grades I-II essential hypertension: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. [2014]
the treatment of patients with essential hypertension... CONCLUSIONS: Vitamin D supplementation can reduce blood pressure in patients with

Oral nifedipine or intravenous labetalol for hypertensive emergency in pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial. [2013]
hypertensive emergency of pregnancy... CONCLUSION: As administered in this trial, oral nifedipine lowered blood pressure

Effect of nifedipine on choroidal blood flow regulation during isometric exercise. [2012]
healthy subjects... CONCLUSIONS: In conclusion, the data of the present study suggest that nifedipine

Comparison of the efficacy of nifedipine and hydralazine in hypertensive crisis in pregnancy. [2011.11]
Intravenous hydralazine is a commonly administered arteriolar vasodilator that is effective for hypertensive emergencies associated with pregnancy...

Adjuvant Tamsulosin or Nifedipine After Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Renal Stones: A Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial. [2011.11]
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of the adjuvant use of tamsulosin or nifedipine after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for nonlower pole kidney stones 5-20 mm in size... CONCLUSION: The stone-free rates after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy with adjuvant tamsulosin or nifedipine were significantly increased only for nonlower pole renal stones 10-20 mm in size compared with placebo. Nifedipine was associated with more adverse effects than placebo. Copyright A(c) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Clinical Trials Related to Afeditab (Nifedipine)

Extended Release Nifedipine Treatment as Maintenance Tocolysis to Prevent Preterm Delivery [Not yet recruiting]
To evaluate the treatment efficacy and safety usig extended release nifedipine, as maintenance therapy to pregnant women who were hospitalized and treated for preterm labor until 34 weeks' gestation. After the PTL will stop, we will randomize these women for the treatment group and the control (no treatment) group.

The main outcome will be preterm delivery before 34 weeks' gestation. the secondary outcome will be the side effects of the medication and the newborn/mother health variables.

A Study of Nifecardia SRFC and Adalat OROS in the Treatment of Patients With Essential Hypertension [Not yet recruiting]
Objective:

- To evaluate the antihypertensive efficacy of two brands of nifedipine 30mg in patients

with hypertension.

- To assess the safety of 8 weeks of therapy with two brands of nifedipine 30mg in

patients with hypertension.

- To study flow-mediated dilatation and oxidative stress in nonsmoker with essential

hypertension but without diabetes mellitus or dyslipidemia. Study Design:

- Head-to-head, randomized and parallel design.

- A total of 60 patients with a clinically confirmed diagnosis of hypertension will

provide 30 available patients in each treatment group.

- The drugs and dosage will be as follows:

Group A: nifedipine 30-60mg once daily (Nifecardia, CCPC) Group B: nifedipine 30-60 mg once daily (Adalat OROS, Bayer) Method: After washout period, the eligible patients will randomly be allocated to receive two brands of nifedipine 30 mg once daily. Each patient will receive two times of ambulatory blood pressure measurement (ABPM) at both entrance and final stages of the study. The patients will also undergo complete clinical evaluation. Therapy dosage will be started at a dose of nifedipine 30 mg once daily. Dosage will be adjusted if systolic blood pressure greater than 140 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure greater than 90 mmHg by office measurement after 4 weeks of treatment. Nifedipine will be increased to 60 mg once daily. The Ambulatory blood pressure measurement will be set to take reading at 1-hour intervals during the 24 hours assessment. Physical examination included the measurement of heart rate and blood pressure. The value will be read on Visit 1 and 3-12 hours after the last dose of nifedipine. Routine laboratory test includes hematology, blood chemistry and urinalysis. Hematology test and fasting blood chemistry test will be measured immediately before the start of treatment and after 8 weeks’ treatment or at time of discontinuation. Thiobarbituric acid–reactive substances (TBARS) in patient plasma were measured for oxidative stress and endothelium-dependent flow-mediated vasodilation will also be evaluated. Possible concomitant medication will remain constant throughout the study. The physician will question the patients as to their compliance at each visit. If compliance dose not reach 80%, the subject will be dropped out.

Losartan Therapy in Pulmonary Hypertension [Completed]
In addition to being effective vasodilators, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) exert neurohumoral inhibitory actions, such as the inhibition of vascular remodeling and smooth muscle cell proliferation and the amelioration of endothelial dysfunction. These beneficial effects, render those agents appropriate for use in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension. However, data regarding the use of ACEIs or ARBs in the treatment of PHT are limited. In this study, efficacy of an ARB, losartan was compared with those of the calcium channel blocker, nifedipine in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension using echocardiographic, 6-minute walk test (6MWT), cardiopulmonary exercise test, and endothelin-1 levels. Losartan is as effective as nifedipine for reducing Doppler echocardiographically measured PAP and improving exercise capacity on 6MWT and CPET. However the short-term use of losartan or nifedipine had no statistically significant effect on endothelin-1 levels in patients with PHT.

Efficacy Study of Topical Application of Nifedipine Cream to Treat Vulvar Vestibulitis [Completed]

Indomethacin Versus Nifedipine for Preterm Labor Tocolysis [Recruiting]
Indomethacin and Nifedipine are commonly used medications for treatment of pre term labor. This study will compare the efficacy and adverse outcomes of oral nifedipine versus oral indomethacin for preterm labor tocolysis in an effort to identify which drug is most effective. Patients diagnosed with preterm labor who grant consent will be randomized by the pharmacy to receive oral nifedipine or oral indomethacin. Both the patient and primary medical provider will be blinded to the identity of the study drug. An abdominal ultrasound will be performed in the labor and delivery unit prior to the administration of the tocolytic in order to assess fetal position and fluid level, and to document fetal cardiac activity and movement, and will be repeated at 48 hours post-randomization. Following randomization, the patient will be given either 50 mg oral indomethacin with two pills of placebo, or 3 pills each containing 10 mg oral nifedipine for a total of 30 mg. The patients will then receive either 25 mg of oral indomethacin every 6 hours for 48 hours, or 20 mg of oral nifedipine every 6 hours for 48 hours. Tocolysis beyond 48 hours will not be used.

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