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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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What the heck is calcium channel blocker overdose really?

What the heck is calcium channel blocker overdose really?

Too much..: Taking too much calcium chamber blockers such as amlodipine, Diltiazem or verapamil. Overdosing can cause low blood pressure sometimes to dangerous levels. Also Diltiazem and verapamil overdosing can cause very low heart beats. Not a good idea to overdose. 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?

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 symptoms of calcium channel blocker overdose?

Depends on the type: There are 3 types of calcium channel blocker and they have their own unique side effects. The dihydropyridine group such as amlodipine causes shock like picture with very rapid heart beats while the other groups verapamil and Diltiazem cause very slow heart beat and low blood pressure. 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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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.?

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'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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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

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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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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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