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Calcium Channel Blockers And Constipation
Low HR & BP: Low heart rate (centrally acting) or low bp.
How long does it take for calcium channel blockers (diltiazem Tildiem) to work/get into your system before you feel the benefits?
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.
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.
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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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
BP and heart rate: calcium channels are channels located in cell membranes in blood vessels and heart muscle. Blocking their activity can have a blood pressure lowering effect, and certain of the calcium channel blockers slow the heart rate as well. There are 3 broad categories of these meds represented by diltiazem, verapamil, and nifedipine.
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.
BB: The first drug of choice is a betablocker, not a calcium channel blocker.
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