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Doctor insights on: Calcium Channel Blockers And Beta 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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Dear doc, is cod liver oil safe to take with: 1. bp meds (beta blockers, calcium channel blockers) 2. proton pump inhibitors & 3. VitD3 supplements?

Dear doc, is cod liver oil safe to take with: 
1. bp meds (beta blockers, calcium channel blockers)
2. proton pump inhibitors & 
3. VitD3 supplements?

Yes: It's fine to take with the blood pressure medications and the proton pump inhibitor. I would probably stop the vitamin D supplement as cod liver oil has vitamin A and D as the main vitamin sources. Vitamin D is one you can get in trouble with because it is fat soluble and can accumulate in your organs if you take too much. ...Read more

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What are some calcium channel blockers?

Too many: There are too numerous to mention...Would suggest a simple google search. ...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 types of conditions are cured by calcium channel blockers?

None really: Calcium channel blockers do not actually cure any heart disease but are usually used to control the heart rate or the rhythm. In some patients who have abnormal circuits within the heart's electrical system it can keep the rhythm in check but does not actually fix the problem. Catheter ablation is a procedure used to "cure" the problem. With atrial fibrillation it can be used to control the rate. ...Read more

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How many days does it take calcium channel blockers to become fully effective?

How many days does it take calcium channel blockers to become fully effective?

Weeks: Generally speaking, and depending on the specific drug within the class of calcium channel blockers, the answer is roughly 2 to 4 weeks to reach maximum effect, though approximately 80% of the effect is achieved in the first week. Your mileage may vary. ...Read more

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Why do calcium channel blockers make me feel tired?

Why do calcium channel blockers make me feel tired?

Calcium blockers.: The side effect of fatigue is experienced with almost every drug. This is because we also see it with placebo. It is possible the calcium blockers make you tired and there are several pharmacologic reasons why they might. The incidence of fatigue with those drugs isn't significantly higher than with most other drugs however. ...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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What are some long term negative side effects of calcium channel blockers?

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Too broad an answer: Ther are 3 major types of calcium channel blockers and each has unique effects and side effects.The common thing about them is that by its molecular action they relax smooth muscles otherwise they are completely different from each other and sometimes have opposite effects. One lowers the heart beat the other increases it. Constipation is common in one but not in others.Gum swelling in one etc ...Read more

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If I take calcium channel blockers, am I increasing my chance of osteoporosis later in life?

If I take calcium channel blockers, am I increasing my chance of osteoporosis later in life?

No: You are probably concerned that the drug may reduce your absorption of dietary calcium. This is definitely not true of the most common generic, verapamil, and unlikely to be true of any of this drug class. If you wish to have a copy of the relevant literature, send me a request. The calcium pump, which absorbs the nutrient, differs from the channel these drugs block. ...Read more

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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