Are nimodipine and nifedipine the same type of medicine?

Yes. They are both dihydropyridine calcium blockers and have similar effects on the circulation, specifically relaxing the smooth muscle cells that comprise the arteries and so opening the circulation and reducing blood pressure.

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Are nimodipine and nifedipine the exact same medicine?

No. Always ask your family physician or whoever is prescribing you a new medication. Always make sure s/he knows about everything you're taking including natural organic supplements. You can also ask your pharmacist about your medications. Finally, if all else fails, check out www.Drugs.Com & online.Epocrates.Com (latter requires free registration). Read more...