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Not recommended: It is not usual practice to be on duplicate medications within the same class. ...Read more
Is cilindipine 5 mg a calcium channel blocker or beta blocker.
Does it have any effect on lowering heart rate?
If I am taking a calcium channel blocker for raynaud's and a beta blocker for migraines, does that defeat the purpose of taking the calcium channel blocker?
Can strike a balance: When a person has two or more medical conditions needing treatment, his doctors will try to strike a balance with the medications, to improve each condition as much as possible without worsening the other condition(s). In regards to migrainers, medications such as triptans and ergot alkaloids can lead to raynaud's symptoms, so maybe using beta blockers is less problematic in a particular patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not in 400 letters!: This is too big of a question and cannot be answered in such a short format. You could ask something more specific so that we can help you. ...Read more
Apples vs. oranges: They are both cardiac medicines. They are however used for totally different reasons. Calcium blockers are most commonly used to treat high blood pressure. They may also be used to treat chest pain or to slow the heart. Clot busters are used to dissolve a clot in the arteries that supply blood to the heart itself and therefore to limit the amount of heart damaged by removing the blockage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the drug of choice for controlling pacs and afib? Calcium channel blocker or beta blocker?
Pregabalin calcium channel drug. Will it affect my blood vessels.. Vaso constrict dilate.. Blood pressure heart rate?
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
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