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Calcium Channel Blockers And Beta Blockers
Are these drugs used to reduce cardiac output: calcium channel blockers and beta (receptor) blockers?
Are beta blockers & calcium channel blockers truly contradicted in Wolff-Parkinson-White patients?
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
What is the drug of choice for controlling pacs and afib? Calcium channel blocker or beta blocker?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relax vessels/heart: Calcium channel blockers slow the entry of calcium into tiny muscles that encircle your blood vessels, thereby reducing their contraction and releasing some pressure. Beta blockers slow down the heart so that it doesn't push so much blood into the vessels, again reducing pressure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not recommended: It is not usual practice to be on duplicate medications within the same class. ...Read more
NO: Are you referring to calcium channel blocker? The drugs you are talking about such as viagra (sildenafil) are Phosphodiesterase inhibitors. They will treat ed but I am not sure what you mean by vasoconstriction . The PDI's will prevent the release of blood from the organ prematurely and there by treat the ED. See your doc for further info. ...Read more
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