calcium blocker


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cal′cium block`er


n.
a drug that prevents the influx of calcium into the smooth muscle of the heart or arterioles, used in the treatment of angina, hypertension, and certain arrhythmias. Also called cal′cium chan`nel block`er.
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Noun1.calcium 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); has been used in the treatment of angina or arrhythmia or hypertension or migraine
Cardizem, diltiazem - a calcium blocker (trade name Cardizem) used in treating hypertension or angina or heart failure
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
nifedipine, Procardia - calcium blocker (trade name Procardia); appears to increase the risk of recurrent heart attacks
Calan, Isoptin, verapamil - a drug (trade names Calan and Isoptin) used as an oral or parenteral calcium blocker in cases of hypertension or congestive heart failure or angina or migraine
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If you cannot find an adequate dose that controls your heart rate without producing the low blood pressure, you can try a drug called a calcium blocker, such as diltiazem.
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This early trial called for treatment with a calcium blocker with the addition of an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or a diuretic if needed.
Although the calcium blocker nifedipine has been used in the past for treatment of hypertensive urgency, JNC VI does not support its use for patients with ischemic coronary artery disease.
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Among Caraco's 14 generic products are: Nifedipine, a calcium blocker for the cardiovascular market; SureLac(TM), a lactase enzyme tablet which permits enjoyment of dairy products without discomfort; and additional products used for pain relief, sleeplessness, and coughs and colds.
Among Caraco's 14 generic products are Nifedipine, a calcium blocker for the cardiovascular market, SureLac(TM), a lactase enzyme tablet which permits enjoyment of dairy products without discomfort; and additional products used for pain relief, sleeplessness, and coughs and colds.