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Which one of the following blood pressure medicine arb, diuretic, or calcium channel blocker can lower ocular pressure best in open angle glaucoma.?

Which one of the following blood pressure medicine arb, diuretic, or calcium channel blocker can lower ocular pressure best in open angle glaucoma.?

Only beta-blockers: Will lower your eye pressure and your blood pressure. Diuretics (except carbonic anhydrase inhibitors which are not used to treat hypertension) or calcium channel blockers have no effect on eye pressure. ...Read more

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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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I have osteoporosis and high blood pressure, and take a calcium channel blocker with an arb. Besides exercise, will taking calcium pills help?

I have osteoporosis and high blood pressure, and take a calcium channel blocker with an arb. Besides exercise, will taking calcium pills help?

Calcium with vita D: Osteoporosis needs to be treated up prevent fractures. You need up start calcium with vitamin d 500/200 2-3x/ day plus a medicine called Fosamax or one in its class to adequately treat osteoporosis. A DEXA scan should be done after a year of treatment initiation. Increase in physical activity will help bone remodeling. ...Read more

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What dietary modification should be done to decrease levels of proteinurea in a hypertensive patient taking arb and calcium channel blocker, help plz?

What dietary modification should be done to decrease levels of proteinurea in a hypertensive patient taking arb and calcium channel blocker, help plz?

Possibly low protein: You are on appropriate therapy. The aim should be to use the arb (or acei) with other drugs in an effort to reduce proteinuria while controlling hypertension and preserving renal function. How severe is the proteinuria? Is the BP controlled? Do we need to consider therapy directed at a glomerular disease? Is there a correctable cause of the proteinuria? Your physician should be able help answer. ...Read more

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I'm rx'd a calcium channel blocker for SVT. How (or) Is the calcium part related to diet?

I'm rx'd a calcium channel blocker for SVT. How (or) Is the calcium part related to diet?

Nothing: Calcium channel blockers are drugs that block entry of calcium ions into the cell which prevent generation of specific electrical current responsible for the arrhythmia. The calcium involve is an ion that naturally exist cellularly and has nothing to do with dietary calcium which circulates in the body bound to albumin ...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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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

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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?

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 more

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Explain the problem of a calcium channel blocker overdose.?

Explain the problem of a calcium channel blocker overdose.?

Many symptoms: Calcium channel blocker overdose leads to bradycardia (slow heart beat), heart block, low blood pressure, syncope (fainting) and sometimes can be fatal. Immediate medical attention should be thought if the overdose is suspected. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a calcium channel blocker and a beta blocker?

What is the difference between a calcium channel blocker and a beta blocker?

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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What is the difference between a beta blocker and a calcium channel blocker for arrhythmia?

What is the difference between a beta blocker and a calcium channel blocker for arrhythmia?

How they work.: Calcium channel blockers (ccb) affect calcium channels in the heart muscle cells. Beta blockers (bb) affect beta receptors in the conduction pathways of the heart. Each act to decrease heart rate and can also decrease blood pressure. Sometimes with ccb, the heart experiences an increase in heart rate when blood pressure decreases. There are different brands and kinds of both medications. ...Read more

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I'm on warfarin and flecainide. Why should flecainide should always be used in conjunction with a beta blocker or a calcium channel blocker?

I'm on warfarin and flecainide. Why should flecainide should always be used in conjunction with a beta blocker or a calcium channel blocker?

Recurrence: Atrial fibrillation can still recur with Flecainide and Flecainide does not prevent rapid heart rate from Atrial fib. Thus the need for drugs like beta blockers and either of the 2 calcium channel blockers that effectively controls the rate just in case. ...Read more

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Can only a calcium channel blocker be used as an alternative to nitroglycerin?

Can only a calcium channel blocker be used as an alternative to nitroglycerin?

There are others: beta blocker and a medication called ranexa (ranolazine). But only Nitroglycerin is fast-acting and used on an as-needed basis. If you have queries shoot me an e-mail click this --> https://www. Healthtap. Com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more

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Is cilindipine 5 mg a calcium channel blocker or beta blocker. Does it have any effect on lowering heart rate?

It is a long: Acting calcium channel blocker indicated for the management of hypertension. It will also lower the heart rate a small amount. It is less likely to produce peripheral edema as a side effect than some other calcium channel blockers. ...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 what's 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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If you have tachycardia and hypertension together, do you need a beta blocker or a calcium channel blocker?

If you have tachycardia and hypertension together, do you need a beta blocker or a calcium channel blocker?

Maybe: The type reason for the tachycardia needs to be understood before suppressing it with either medication. Furthermore, some underlying conditions can lead to both problems and may need addressing specifically (e.g. pheochromocytoma, or other foods or medications). A thorough review of your records and discussion with a cardiologist can better answer your question. ...Read more

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Can a calcium channel blocker taken 6 hrs before TMT test impact the results of the TMT test. TMT was normal. I took it that day only never before?

Yes,: There is the potential that a CCB taken 6 hours before a TMT would blunt the HR, modify exercise induced ischemia, suppress the development of arrhythmias and reduce exercise associated blood pressure rise. All of these could result in a false negative test. ...Read more

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From internet source-diuretic plus a calcium channel blocker, is a proven killer, as it increases the risk of sudden heart attack. Is it true (coveram)?

Not true: The combination of calcium channel blocker and a diuretic is well established as safe and very effective in controlling severe hypertension and from extensive clinical trials in the past ten years, there is no indication of increase cardiac events with the use of either drugs alone as long as electrolytes particularly potassium is monitored with the diuretic use ...Read more

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How to treat ankle edema as a side effect of amlodipine plus if the hypertensive pt. Had been changed frm ACE inhibitor to a calcium channel blocker?

How to treat ankle edema as a side effect of amlodipine plus if the hypertensive pt. Had been changed frm ACE inhibitor to a calcium channel blocker?

Ankle edema: You could go back on the ace inhibitor, or try another medicine, but the ankle edema is a side effect of the amlodipine. It may also be seen with other calcium channel blockers. ...Read more

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Of all the health problems, why would I get calcium channel blocker overdose?

Of all the health problems, why would I get calcium channel blocker overdose?

Only 1 cause: The only way that I know of for you to get calcium channel overdose is to take too much or too many of the pills or capsules. ...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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Are there tests to confirm the doctor's diagnosis of calcium channel blocker overdose?

No: It's a clinical diagnosis based on history and physical exam. An ekg may show complications but isn't specific for CCB od. ...Read more

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What are the different type of calcium channel blocker drugs?

What are the different type of calcium channel blocker drugs?

There are many: All are used for BP but some act centrally meaning they also decrease heart rate while others act peripherally meaning heart rate is unaffected. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go off my calcium channel blocker?

Is it safe to go off my calcium channel blocker?

Not recommended: Do not try to discontinue these drugs on your own. The sudden withdrawal of beta blockers can rapidly increase heart rate and lead to unstable angina. ...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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Which calcium channel blocker will lead to lessor (or no) perfipheral edema.?

Verapamil may be: All calcium channel blockers do to some extent. It depends on the dosage. As dosage goes up probability also increases. But in my experience verapamil does less, but it may cause constipation. I prefer to use combinations. ...Read more

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I am taking Calcium Channel Blocker- Eslo 2.5mg/day) since 2005. how to know if my HTN is over-treated?

I am taking Calcium Channel Blocker- Eslo 2.5mg/day) since 2005. how to know if my HTN is over-treated?

B/P and symptoms: Starting with the obvious, if your B/P is in a healthy range when checked and you feel fine, it's probably not being over-treated. On the other hand, if you feel weak, dizzy or lightheaded when you go from lying down to sitting or from sitting to standing (even if your resting B/P is in the normal range), this needs further evaluation. ...Read more

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If I use this calcium channel blocker and anticholesterol drug, and work on my diet, exercise and lose weight can I eventually get all drugs?

If I use this calcium channel blocker and anticholesterol drug, and work on my diet, exercise and lose weight can I eventually get all drugs?

Get OFF drugs?: Diet, exercise, and wt loss can lower blood pressure, cholesterol, & blood sugar. If you attain normal body mass index, exercise regularly, and avoid salt, you might be able to reduce or even stop some or all of your medications. But everyone is different and you should work with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a difference between calcium channel blocker and clot buster?

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 more

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Could my calcium channel blocker and ACE inhibitor make me feel tired all the time?

Could my calcium channel blocker and ACE inhibitor make me feel tired all the time?

The calcium: Channel blocker might if your hr is too low or the combination if your HTN is overtreated. ...Read more