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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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What are the symptoms of calcium channel blocker overdose?

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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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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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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Will calcium channel blocker overdose (accidentally took 2 days' pills) stop me from going on my vacation?

No: This is a minimal over dose and not really at a level that will affect your health of vacation. Continue with your regular dose of medications in the future and enjoy your trip. ...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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My doctor diagnosed me with calcium channel blocker overdose. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

Stop them: Don't take anymore. If he sent you home must not be too bad. S.O just holding off should be ok. Otherwise is treated in the hospital with observation +/- calcium supplementation. ...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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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