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What drugs can I take to help with my raynaud's phenomenon?
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Raynaud's help
As mentioned, the mainstay of treatment is to avoid doing things that make your vasoconstriction worse.
So, avoid caffeine, nicotine, cold and stress. Also avoid otc cold meds, beta blockers for high blood pressure and certain birth control pills. If medication is needed, calcium channel blockers, Alpha blockers, and vasodilators like Nitroglycerin and several other drugs.

In brief: Raynaud's help
As mentioned, the mainstay of treatment is to avoid doing things that make your vasoconstriction worse.
So, avoid caffeine, nicotine, cold and stress. Also avoid otc cold meds, beta blockers for high blood pressure and certain birth control pills. If medication is needed, calcium channel blockers, Alpha blockers, and vasodilators like Nitroglycerin and several other drugs.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Vasodilators
Other than treating the underlying condition(s) causing raynaud's symptoms, avoiding emotional stress, keeping warm, not smoking, and avoiding caffeine, some medications can help.
Nifedipine, diltiazem, losartan, and prazosin have been used in patients with raynaud's phenomenon, to block vasospasm and/or relax vessels so they can dilate to let more blood flow through them.

In brief: Vasodilators
Other than treating the underlying condition(s) causing raynaud's symptoms, avoiding emotional stress, keeping warm, not smoking, and avoiding caffeine, some medications can help.
Nifedipine, diltiazem, losartan, and prazosin have been used in patients with raynaud's phenomenon, to block vasospasm and/or relax vessels so they can dilate to let more blood flow through them.
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Dr. John Eidt
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Calcium channel
Most patients do not need pharmacological treatment of raynauds.
Simple measures to avoid cold exposure, and limit substances known to exacerbate vasospasm like nicotine and caffeine may be all thats needed. In extreme cases, calcium channel blockers may be somewhat effective in improving (but usually not eliminating) symptoms.

In brief: Calcium channel
Most patients do not need pharmacological treatment of raynauds.
Simple measures to avoid cold exposure, and limit substances known to exacerbate vasospasm like nicotine and caffeine may be all thats needed. In extreme cases, calcium channel blockers may be somewhat effective in improving (but usually not eliminating) symptoms.
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