Calcium Channel Blockers

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Calcium channel blockers block calcium from entering the muscle cells of the heart and blood vessels, which causes the blood vessels to relax and thus lowers blood pressure.

Calcium channel blockers medications

  • Norvasc (generic name: Amlodipine)
  • Cleviprex (generic name: Clevidipine)
  • Cardizem (generic name: Diltiazem)
  • Dilacor XR (generic name: Diltiazem)
  • Tiazac (generic name: Diltiazem)
  • Plendil (generic name: Felodipine)
  • DynaCirc CR (generic name: Isradipine)
  • Cardene (generic name: Nicardipine)
  • Adalat CC (generic name: Nifedipine)
  • Procardia (generic name: Nifedipine)
  • Nimotop (generic name: Nimodipine)
  • Sular (generic name: Nisoldipine)
  • Calan (generic name: Verapamil)
  • Covera HS (generic name: Verapamil)
  • Isoptin (generic name: Verapamil)
  • Verelan (generic name: Verapamil)

Avoid Calcium Channel Blockers

Avoid Calcium Channel Blockers, if

  • Have a heart condition
  • Have liver or kidney problems should discuss with the doctor before using any Calcium Channel Blocker.
  • Pregnant should not use these medications late in pregnancy.
  • Taking nitrates, quinidine, or fentanyl.

Calcium channel blockers side effects

Drowsy, headache, stomach upset, and ankle swelling.

Calcium channel blocker warning signs

Consult doctor immediately if you are having chest pain, heavy rashes, swelling in the face, eyes, lips, tongue, arms, or legs, fainting, irregular heartbeat.

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