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Doctor insights on: Nondihydropyridine Calcium Channel Blockers

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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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What are the means by which calcium channel blockers work?

What are the means by which calcium channel blockers work?

Ca blockers: They block the channel which gets calcium into cells so that the calcium needed for smooth muscle function is blocked resulting in decreased vascular resistance. ...Read more

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What types of conditions are cured by calcium channel blockers?

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. ...Read more

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How many days does it take calcium channel blockers to become fully effective?

How many days does it take calcium channel blockers to become fully effective?

Weeks: Generally speaking, and depending on the specific drug within the class of calcium channel blockers, the answer is roughly 2 to 4 weeks to reach maximum effect, though approximately 80% of the effect is achieved in the first week. Your mileage may vary. ...Read more

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If I take calcium channel blockers, am I increasing my chance of osteoporosis later in life?

If I take calcium channel blockers, am I increasing my chance of osteoporosis later in life?

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. ...Read more

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Why do calcium channel blockers make me feel tired?

Why do calcium channel blockers make me feel tired?

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. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of calcium channel blockers?

What are the side effects of calcium channel blockers?

Calcium channel bloc: read this: http://www.ask.com/health/side-effects-calcium-channel-blockers-ba537bdd955a20e6?ad=semD&an=google_s&am=broad&ap=google.com&o=11138&qo=boostResultOnSERP

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