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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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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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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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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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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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What are the symptoms of calcium channel blocker overdose?

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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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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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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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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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What is the beta-blocker (bisoprolol) used for?

BP control: Beta blocker is a class of meds that is used for BP control, anti ischemia, and anti arrhythmia. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for calcium carbonate overdose?

Discontinue it.: Any side effect of excess calcium carbonate should be gone in several days after stopping use. ...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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What is advantage of atenolol over labetalol? I can't take b-blockers w/o alpha blockade cause they give me circulation issues.Labeta is alpha/beta.

What is advantage of atenolol over labetalol?
I can't take b-blockers w/o alpha blockade cause they give me circulation issues.Labeta is alpha/beta.

Good: thinking. Atenolol can be taken only once. but it cant be compared to Labetalol which more effective for BP control and is good for circulation. do u have DM? why u have circulation problems at young ageor do u have hyperlipidemia or vasculitis. ...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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Why they say that it is dangerous to take beta blockers only and before alpha blockers in pheochromocytoma treatment? Is really life-threatening?

Why they say that it is dangerous to take beta blockers only and before alpha blockers in pheochromocytoma treatment? Is really life-threatening?

Yes, dangerous: Hi. Non-selective beta-blockers (e.g., propranolol) block beta-2 receptors, which mediate arterial relaxation. Pheos secrete epi and norepi, which activate alpha-1 and beta receptors. If you block vasodilatory beta-2's, then the arteries will see unopposed alpha-1 stimulation, which can cause a hypertensive crisis and stroke, death, etc. Block alpha-1 receptors first! ...Read more

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Beta blocker ( 5 mg bystolic) is causing lot of bad side effect. Would arb/hct or ACE be good replacement to treat coronary artery blockage.? Thanks.

Beta blocker ( 5 mg bystolic) is causing lot of bad side effect. Would arb/hct  or ACE be good replacement to treat coronary artery blockage.? Thanks.

Different: Ace/arb is a different class of drug than a beta blocker. Both are used in the treatment of coronary disease and are effevtive. You may need to lower the dose or try a different beta blocker if not done already. Check with your cardiologist. ...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)?

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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