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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?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Raynaud's
Usually not but there is a possibility of competition.

In brief: Raynaud's
Usually not but there is a possibility of competition.
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