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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Ranolazine is for people with stable angina (chest pain felt during exertion), and should be used in addition to beta blockers, calcium-channel blockers or nitrates.
At only 30 study days, coprescribing clarithromycin with a calcium-channel blocker was associated with a higher risk of hospitalization and kidney injury compared with coprescribing azithromycin.
* 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. The researchers did not look at the newer, longer-acting versions of these drugs.
A large, international research team now reports discouraging results with another calcium-channel blocker, called lidoflazine.
Purpura and bleeding due to calcium-channel blockers: an underestimated problem?
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 2.5 times more likely to have breast cancer, compared with women who did not use blood pressure medication, or who used other types.
A new population-based case-control study indicates that the long-term use of calcium-channel blockers (e.g., amlodipine), but not other antihypertensive medications, is associated with an increased risk of ductal and lobular breast cancer.
Greene Stephard.Treatment of poisoning caused by ss-adrenergic and calcium-channel blockers.American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.
The reference group of patients was treated with calcium-channel blockers. Current use of other antihypertensives for at least a year was associated with a lower risk of AF.
In addition, if combined with Sustiva, the following drugs may require a change in the dose of either Sustiva or the other medicine: Ritadin (ritampin); Sporanox (itraconazole); Nizoral (ketoconazole); calcium-channel blockers (for example, Cardizem, Tiazac, and others); and the cholesterol-lowering medications Lipitor (atorvastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), and Zocor (simvastatin).
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. Alpha blockers can also be helpful.
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.
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