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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
Are these drugs used to reduce cardiac output: calcium channel blockers and beta (receptor) blockers?
Which is better to control high BP beta blockers or calcium channel blockers.Are there factors based on which dr decides which will help more.Thanks?
Are beta blockers & calcium channel blockers truly contradicted in Wolff-Parkinson-White patients?
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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