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calcium channel blocker overdose signs

A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
32 years experience Cardiology
Too much..: Taking too much calcium chamber blockers such as amlodipine, Diltiazem or verapamil. Overdosing can cause low blood pressure sometimes to dangerous l ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Calcium channel blockers are a group of medications we use to treat hypertension and angina. Even though they belong to the same class the meds in thi ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Dr. Jesus Yap answered
53 years experience Cardiology
Depends on the type: There are 3 types of calcium channel blocker and they have their own unique side effects .The dihydropyridine group such as amlodipine causes shock li ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
23 years experience Cardiology
Many symptoms: Calcium channel blocker overdose leads to bradycardia (slow heart beat), heart block, low blood pressure, syncope (fainting) and sometimes can be fata ... Read More
Dr. Samir Dabbous
45 years experience Cardiology
It could be serious: They can cause severe slowing of the heart rate or drop in bp. It depends on the type of ca blocker.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Only 1 cause: The only way that i know of for you to get calcium channel overdose is to take too much or too many of the pills or capsules.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
No: This is a minimal over dose and not really at a level that will affect your health of vacation. Continue with your regular dose of medications in the ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Alternative?: Please define "alternative". If you just wait, a calcium blocker will just wear off by itself. If you have severe low blood pressure or severe blocke ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
No: It's a clinical diagnosis based on history and physical exam. An ekg may show complications but isn't specific for CCB od.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
27 years experience Cardiology
Stop them: Don't take anymore. If he sent you home must not be too bad. S.O just holding off should be ok. Otherwise is treated in the hospital with observation ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
There are many: All are used for BP but some act centrally meaning they also decrease heart rate while others act peripherally meaning heart rate is unaffected.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes,: there is the potential that a CCB taken 6 hours before a TMT would blunt the HR, modify exercise induced ischemia, suppress the development of arrhyth ... Read More

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