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.

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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...

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. Read more...

What are some long term negative side effects of calcium channel blockers?

Too broad an answer. Ther are 3 major types of calcium channel blockers and each has unique effects and side effects.The common thing about them is that by its molecular action they relax smooth muscles otherwise they are completely different from each other and sometimes have opposite effects. One lowers the heart beat the other increases it. Constipation is common in one but not in others.Gum swelling in one etc. Read more...

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

Possibly. Calcium channel blockers due decrease calcium absorption. Talk to your doctor about it. I assume you are on the calcium channel blocker for a good reason and should not stop it unless instructed by your doctor. You can take steps to avoid osteoporosis such as eating a calcium rick diet, doing daily weight bearing exercies, like walking, and having 15 minutes of sun exposure a day. Read more...
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...

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...