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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
What is the drug of choice for controlling pacs and afib? Calcium channel blocker or beta blocker?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
Is cilindipine 5 mg a calcium channel blocker or beta blocker.
Does it have any effect on lowering heart rate?
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
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.
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
Can beta blocker be taken for prinzmetals angina if an alpha blocker is added, so there isnt any vasospasm potential? Want off my CCB (side effects)
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