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which calcium channel blocker will lead to lessor (or no) perfipheral edema.?

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Verapamil may be: All calcium channel blockers do to some extent. It depends on the dosage . As dosage goes up probability also increases. But in my experience verapamil does less , but it may cause constipation. I prefer to use combinations.

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