calcium-channel blocker


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Synonyms for calcium-channel blocker

any of a class of drugs that block the flow of the electrolyte calcium (either in nerve cell conduction or smooth muscle contraction of the heart)

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Non-dihydropyridine calcium-channel blockers (diltiazem, verapamil) and most beta-blockers are effective for controlling heart rate both at rest and during exercise (SOR: A, based on RCTs).
BACKGROUND Although the effectiveness of older antihypertensives (eg, diuretics and [Beta]-blockers) in preventing complications from hypertension has long been established, the effectiveness of newer agents such as calcium-channel blockers has not been demonstrated.
Of this group, 9 percent were taking the short-acting form of calcium-channel blockers.
Animal studies have suggested that drugs called calcium-channel blockers can protect fragile brain and heart cells after heart stoppage.
The Verapamil gel, a calcium-channel blocker compound, is applied topically to the affected area twice daily.
The researchers found women in the study who had been taking calcium-channel blockers to treat high blood pressure for more than 10 years were 2.
A new population-based case-control study indicates that the long-term use of calcium-channel blockers (e.
Treatment of poisoning caused by ss-adrenergic and calcium-channel blockers.
The reference group of patients was treated with calcium-channel blockers.
Thirteen trials with 91,561 participants, meeting inclusion criteria, compared beta-blockers with placebo (4 trials; n=23,613), diuretics (5 trials; n=18,241), calcium-channel blockers (4 trials; n=44,825), and renin-angiotensin system inhibitors (3 trials; n=10,828).
First, regarding her comparison of expensive calcium-channel blockers for hypertension with "over-the counter" diuretics: The diuretics are inexpensive and very effective, but do require a prescription.
Those who suffer more serious forms of the syndrome may be prescribed Calcium-channel blockers.
Among the drugs that grapefruit is known to affect: calcium-channel blockers like Procardia or Adalat, antihistamines like Seldane, immunosuppressants like cyclosporine, short-acting sedatives like Halcion, and estrogens like Estinyl.
consumers could have saved $20 billion in 2004 by more extensive use of generics in six widely prescribed drug classes (antidepressants, antihyperlipidemics, antihypertensives, calcium-channel blockers, gastrointestinals, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)).
The recent updated British Hypertension Society guidelines7 on blood pressure recommend that calcium-channel blockers or diuretics may be more effective initial therapy for blood pressure in black people or elderly people than ACE inhibitors or b-blockers.
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