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A 41-year-old member asked:

If i am taking a calcium channel blocker for raynaud's and a beta blocker for migraines, does that defeat the purpose of taking the calcium channel blocker?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Can strike a balance: When a person has two or more medical conditions needing treatment, his doctors will try to strike a balance with the medications, to improve each condition as much as possible without worsening the other condition(s). In regards to migrainers, medications such as triptans and ergot alkaloids can lead to raynaud's symptoms, so maybe using beta blockers is less problematic in a particular patient.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Raynaud's: Usually not but there is a possibility of competition.
Last updated Apr 6, 2013


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