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Doctor insights on: Calcium Channel Blockers Controversy

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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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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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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 are some calcium channel blockers?

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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Are there alternative therapies for calcium channel blocker overdose?

Are there alternative therapies for calcium channel blocker overdose?

Alternative?: Please define "alternative". If you just wait, a calcium blocker will just wear off by itself. If you have severe low blood pressure or severe blocked heart rhythm, you will need immediate treatment with therapies of proven value. ...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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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 Aleve (naproxen) a calcium channel blocker?

Is Aleve (naproxen) a calcium channel blocker?

No: Aleve or "naproxen" is whats known as a cox inhibitor - it is generally used to treat pain secondary to inflammation. Calcium channel blockers are used to treat high blood pressure and fast heart rats - Diltiazem is a common one ...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 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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Taking Cartia XT 180 MG, I heard there's an interaction with NSAIDS and Calcium Channel Blockers?

Taking Cartia XT 180 MG, I heard there's an interaction with NSAIDS and Calcium Channel Blockers?

A study from 2001: demonstrated no significant difference between patients taking CCB or not with regard to NSAID adverse effects. There was a slight but not significant decrease in the incidence of GI bleeding in the CCB cohort vs. placebo. ...Read more

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Is lisinopril a calcium-channel blocker?

Is lisinopril a calcium-channel blocker?

Nope: It's an ace inhibitor. It blocks the production of angiotensin ii from angiotensin i. ...Read more