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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Ca channel blocker: It's primarily used to treat high blood pressure and also the chest pain in patients with angina.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: This is a brand name for Nifedipine which is a calcium channel blocker.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Buckler
18 years experience in Cardiology
CCB: This is a blood pressure medication in the class of calcium channel blockers which results in lower blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels through b ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience in Pharmacology
Nifedical: Nifedical and Nifedipine are the same basic medication so one should work as well as the other. However, do not confuse the the long acting (xl) vers ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Depends: It comes as a long acting form and a short acting form. If you take a short acting capsule on an empty stomach, it will work within 1-2 hours. If you ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Hypertension: It is in the class of drugs called calcium channel blockers . Typically it is used to treat high blood pressure.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
22 years experience in Cardiology
4-5 doses: Usually it takes about 4-5 doses to achieve a steady state of most drugs. Full effects on blood pressure for instance may take up to 4 weeks to be see ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
Few hours: Are u treating Raynaud's disease?
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience in Cardiology
Here are some: Lifestyle is a equally as important to medications. Here are some tips - If overweight losing weight can help reduce BP - Diet with low salt, Salt cau ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Nifedipine: This is a calcium channel blocker that has a variety of uses, including to treat / prevent headache and control high blood pressure by relaxing vessel ... Read More
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