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Doctor insights on: Beta Blockers Vs Calcium Channel Blockers

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How are calcium channel blockers and beta blockers different?

How are calcium channel blockers and beta blockers different?

Blockers: The cell membranes have receptor sites(like plug outlets)for various drugs. The calcium blockers block the calcium channel plugs and the beta blockers block the beta receptor plugs. Each drug type has different effects but both lower blood pressure and have other effects. ...Read more

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What's the difference between calcium channel blockers and beta blockers?

What's the difference between calcium channel blockers and beta blockers?

Name says it all: Calcium channel blockers block the channel that allows vascular tone to increase and lowers blood pressure. The beta blockers work on beta recetors on the vessels to lower pressure . The heart has both beta receptors and calcium channels. Therefore betablockers and some calcium channel blockers can slow the heart rate as well. ...Read more

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Are beta blockers & calcium channel blockers truly contradicted in Wolff-Parkinson-White patients?

Are beta blockers & calcium channel blockers truly contradicted in Wolff-Parkinson-White patients?

Yes: In patients with wolff-parkinson-white especially those who have a history of atrial fibrillation or flutter, beta blockers and calcium channel blockers, which are av nodal blocking agents especially Diltiazem and verapamil, should be avoided. ...Read more

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What are the means by which calcium channel blockers work?

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 resistance. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of calcium channel blockers?

What are the side effects of calcium channel blockers?

Calcium channel bloc: read this: http://www.ask.com/health/side-effects-calcium-channel-blockers-ba537bdd955a20e6?ad=semD&an=google_s&am=broad&ap=google.com&o=11138&qo=boostResultOnSERP

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Why can calcium channel blockers cause itching?

Why can calcium channel blockers cause itching?

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 allrgic to the medicine. ...Read more