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Doctor insights on: Calcium Channel Blocker Overdose

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Is atacand (candesartan) a calcium channel blocker?

Is atacand (candesartan) a calcium channel blocker?

No : Atacand (candesartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker. Calcium channel blockers are drugs like amlodipine, Diltiazem or verapamil. ...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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What are the symptoms of calcium channel blocker overdose?

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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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Is Aleve (naproxen) a calcium channel blocker?

Is Aleve (naproxen) a calcium channel blocker?

No: Aleve or "naproxen" is whats known as a cox inhibitor - it is generally used to treat pain secondary to inflammation. Calcium channel blockers are used to treat high blood pressure and fast heart rats - Diltiazem is a common one ...Read more

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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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Are there tests to confirm the doctor's diagnosis of calcium channel blocker overdose?

No: It's a clinical diagnosis based on history and physical exam. An ekg may show complications but isn't specific for CCB od. ...Read more

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Is lisinopril a calcium blocker?

No: Lisinopril is ithe class of drugs called ace inhibitors (angiotensin converting enzyme). ...Read more

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My doctor diagnosed me with calcium channel blocker overdose. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

Stop them: Don't take anymore. If he sent you home must not be too bad. S.O just holding off should be ok. Otherwise is treated in the hospital with observation +/- calcium supplementation. ...Read more

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Is lisinopril a calcium-channel blocker?

Is lisinopril a calcium-channel blocker?

Nope: It's an ace inhibitor. It blocks the production of angiotensin ii from angiotensin i. ...Read more

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Is beta blocker or calcium channel blocker safer in 1st trimester pregnancy?

Is beta blocker or calcium channel blocker safer in 1st trimester pregnancy?

Calcium blocker: Calcium channel blockers are often used for the management of hypertension in pregnancy. Beta blockers are classified as pregnancy category c, meaning that they have not been systematically studied. Although both classes of medications are used in pregnancy, calcium channel blockers are likely to be safer. ...Read more

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Antidote for beta blocker overdose?

Answer: If severe or symptomatic, intravenous pressers (drugs that mimic adrenaline) and/or temporary pacing is needed. This is not to be tried at home kids! if not severe and patient young/healthy, might only need close monitoring and IV fluids in icu. I hope this person is in a hospital! ...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