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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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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'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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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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Is lisinopril a calcium channel blocker?

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

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What are some calcium channel blockers?

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Too many: There are too numerous to mention...Would suggest a simple google search. ...Read more

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What is the drug of choice for controlling pacs and afib? Calcium channel blocker or beta blocker?

What is the drug of choice for controlling pacs and afib? Calcium channel blocker or beta blocker?

PACs and afib: Of these two usually beta blockers are better tolerated and have a somewhat lower side effect profile. There are also some who feel that beta blockers are better at preventing afib. ...Read more

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Is coreg (carvedilol) an alpha beta blocker?

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Is coreg (carvedilol) an alpha beta blocker?

Yes: Carvedilol is an excellent medication that has Alpha & beta blocking properties. ...Read more

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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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How do calcium blockers and beta blockers work to fix hypertension?

How do calcium blockers and beta blockers work to fix hypertension?

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 more

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Can we give nimodipine with other calcium channel blocker?

Not recommended: It is not usual practice to be on duplicate medications within the same class. ...Read more

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Can sodium channel blockers treat vasoconstriction and ED?

Can sodium channel blockers treat vasoconstriction and ED?

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