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calcium channel blockers and constipation

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Change: To a different drug if the constipation cannot be treated by increasing fiber and or periodic laxatives.

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Too many: There are too numerous to mention...Would suggest a simple google search.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Low HR & BP: Low heart rate (centrally acting) or low bp.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Itching weth CCBs: You can get allergic reaction with rash and itching with any medicine.So some people who are allergic to ccbs, can get rash and itching as they are al ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: Different receptors.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
ARB only: Benicar (olmesartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It does not contain a calcium channel blocker.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
9 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on what you are taking them for, but it typically begins working in your system within 12-24 hours, however it may take up to 1-2 weeks to ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Lower it: They lower bp.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Calcium blockers: nifedipine, amlodipine, diltiazem, verapamil,
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Ca blockers: They block the channel which gets calcium into cells so that the calcium needed for smooth muscle function is blocked resulting in decreased vascular ... Read More

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