Chemical Name: NIFEDIPINE (nye-FED-i-peen)
Same as Adalat CC
Adalat XL is used to treat high blood pressure. It relaxes your blood vessels so your heart does not have to pump as hard. It also increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart to control chest pain (angina).
Take as directed by your physician
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medication includes headache, upset stomach, dizziness or lightheadedness, excessive tiredness, flushing, heartburn, fast heartbeat, muscle cramps, enlargement of gum tissue around teeth, constipation, nasal congestion, cough and decreased sexual ability.
Product Code: 1319
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.