calcium-channel blocker


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Noun1.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); 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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1) Toxicologists have recommended that immediate and aggressive therapeutic measures be instituted in all cases of calcium-channel blocker overdoses.
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): A new study has found that long-term use of a calcium-channel blocker to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) is associated with higher breast cancer risk.
High-dose insulin therapy for calcium-channel blocker overdose.
If you take a calcium-channel blocker, discuss your medication options with your physician if he or she recommends treatment with an antibiotic.
Substituting an ARB and calcium-channel blocker for betablocker and ACE inhibitor produced the same results.
As for hypertension treatment, the calcium-channel blocker amlodipine is best, Dr.
Treatment of sporadic hemiplegic migraine with calcium-channel blocker verapamil.
However, I wanted to inform you that verapamil is not a beta-blocker and, instead, is a calcium-channel blocker that produces its effects on the heart by blocking the transport of calcium into myocardial muscle cells, thus reducing excitability and contractility of the heart.
CANADA -- Older patients who were given a prescription for a calcium-channel blocker (such as amlodipine) with clarithromycin were found to have double the risk of acute kidney injury as those given a drug of the same class with azithromycin.
This study was conducted among Ontarians 66 years and older who were treated with a calcium-channel blocker (drugs often used to treat high blood pressure) between 1994 and 2009.
The rhythm-control group was given an antiarrhythmic medication chosen by the treating physician, while the rate-control group was given either a beta-blocker, a calcium-channel blocker, digoxin, or a combination of these as needed.
The first study tested the diuretic chlorthalidone against the ACE inhibitor lisinopril and amlodipine, a calcium-channel blocker.

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