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What the heck is calcium channel blocker overdose really?

What the heck is calcium channel blocker overdose really?

Too much..: Taking too much calcium chamber blockers such as amlodipine, Diltiazem or verapamil. Overdosing can cause low blood pressure sometimes to dangerous levels. Also Diltiazem and verapamil overdosing can cause very low heart beats. Not a good idea to overdose. ...Read more

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Explain the problem of a calcium channel blocker overdose.?

Explain the problem of a calcium channel blocker overdose.?

Many symptoms: Calcium channel blocker overdose leads to bradycardia (slow heart beat), heart block, low blood pressure, syncope (fainting) and sometimes can be fatal. Immediate medical attention should be thought if the overdose is suspected. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go off my calcium channel blocker?

Is it safe to go off my calcium channel blocker?

Not recommended: Do not try to discontinue these drugs on your own. The sudden withdrawal of beta blockers can rapidly increase heart rate and lead to unstable angina. ...Read more

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If I use this calcium channel blocker and anticholesterol drug, and work on my diet, exercise and lose weight can I eventually get all drugs?

If I use this calcium channel blocker and anticholesterol drug, and work on my diet, exercise and lose weight can I eventually get all drugs?

Get OFF drugs?: Diet, exercise, and wt loss can lower blood pressure, cholesterol, & blood sugar. If you attain normal body mass index, exercise regularly, and avoid salt, you might be able to reduce or even stop some or all of your medications. But everyone is different and you should work with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm on warfarin and flecainide. Why should flecainide should always be used in conjunction with a beta blocker or a calcium channel blocker?

I'm on warfarin and flecainide. Why should flecainide should always be used in conjunction with a beta blocker or a calcium channel blocker?

Recurrence: Atrial fibrillation can still recur with Flecainide and Flecainide does not prevent rapid heart rate from Atrial fib. Thus the need for drugs like beta blockers and either of the 2 calcium channel blockers that effectively controls the rate just in case. ...Read more

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Which calcium channel blocker is most effective for severe raynauds, digital ischemia and exercise-induced pulmonary hypertension? I take 7.5 mg amlodipine but now wondering if diltiazem was better.

Which calcium channel blocker is most effective for severe raynauds, digital ischemia and exercise-induced pulmonary hypertension? I take 7.5 mg amlodipine but now wondering if diltiazem was better.

Unsure. But: You can always try and see which one works best for you, with the support of you doc. There are many issues that vary the results among different calcium blockers including different absorption and metabolism from a patient to another. We usually use amlodipine but you can tell better if Diltiazem feels more effective for you. Would discuss with my doc regarding a possible switch trial. ...Read more

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How to treat ankle edema as a side effect of amlodipine plus if the hypertensive pt. Had been changed frm ACE inhibitor to a calcium channel blocker?

How to treat ankle edema as a side effect of amlodipine plus if the hypertensive pt. Had been changed frm ACE inhibitor to a calcium channel blocker?

Ankle edema: You could go back on the ace inhibitor, or try another medicine, but the ankle edema is a side effect of the amlodipine. It may also be seen with other calcium channel blockers. ...Read more

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What the heck is calcium channel blocker overdose really?

Too much..: Taking too much calcium chamber blockers such as amlodipine, Diltiazem or verapamil. Overdosing can cause low blood pressure sometimes to dangerous levels. Also Diltiazem and verapamil overdosing can cause very low heart beats. Not a good idea to overdose. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of calcium channel blocker overdose?

What are the symptoms of calcium channel blocker overdose?

Depends on the type: There are 3 types of calcium channel blocker and they have their own unique side effects. The dihydropyridine group such as amlodipine causes shock like picture with very rapid heart beats while the other groups verapamil and Diltiazem cause very slow heart beat and low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Explain the problem of a calcium channel blocker overdose.?

Many symptoms: Calcium channel blocker overdose leads to bradycardia (slow heart beat), heart block, low blood pressure, syncope (fainting) and sometimes can be fatal. Immediate medical attention should be thought if the overdose is suspected. ...Read more

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What are the different type of calcium channel blocker drugs?

What are the different type of calcium channel blocker drugs?

There are many: All are used for BP but some act centrally meaning they also decrease heart rate while others act peripherally meaning heart rate is unaffected. ...Read more

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Of all the health problems, why would I get calcium channel blocker overdose?

Of all the health problems, why would I get calcium channel blocker overdose?

Only 1 cause: The only way that I know of for you to get calcium channel overdose is to take too much or too many of the pills or capsules. ...Read more

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Will calcium channel blocker overdose (accidentally took 2 days' pills) stop me from going on my vacation?

No: This is a minimal over dose and not really at a level that will affect your health of vacation. Continue with your regular dose of medications in the future and enjoy your trip. ...Read more

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Can a calcium channel blocker taken 6 hrs before TMT test impact the results of the TMT test. TMT was normal. I took it that day only never before?

Can a calcium channel blocker taken 6 hrs before TMT test impact the results of the TMT test. TMT was normal. I took it that day only never before?

Yes,: There is the potential that a CCB taken 6 hours before a TMT would blunt the HR, modify exercise induced ischemia, suppress the development of arrhythmias and reduce exercise associated blood pressure rise. All of these could result in a false negative test. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go off my calcium channel blocker?

Not recommended: Do not try to discontinue these drugs on your own. The sudden withdrawal of beta blockers can rapidly increase heart rate and lead to unstable angina. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a calcium channel blocker and a beta blocker?

What is the difference between a calcium channel blocker and a beta blocker?

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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Is lisinopril a calcium channel blocker?

Lisinopril: No it is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor. ...Read more