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.
The study included 33,000 people who were randomized to take one of three blood pressure-lowering medications: a thiazide diuretic, a calcium-channel blocker, or an ACE inhibitor.
The findings of the Aliskiren and the Calcium-Channel Blocker Amlodipine Combination as an Initial Treatment Strategy for Hypertension (ACCELERATE) trial contradict a "start low" approach that has been in place for many years.
Substituting an ARB and calcium-channel blocker for betablocker and ACE inhibitor produced the same results.
You may not be able to take ranolazine if you're using anti-HIV drugs, antifungal medications in the azole class, medications for irregular heartbeats, certain antibiotics and antipsychotic medications, or the calcium-channel blocker verapamil.
As for hypertension treatment, the calcium-channel blocker amlodipine is best, Dr.
Treatment of sporadic hemiplegic migraine with calcium-channel blocker verapamil.
On page 24 in the paragraph concerning drugs that decrease GC production, Gregory Vogel refers to "the beta 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.
Bristol-Myers Squib and Sanofi-Synthelabo report the FDA approval was based on results from an Irbesartan Diabetic Nephropathy Trial which demonstrated that when patients with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and evidence of kidney disease were treated with Avapro the risk of progression of their nephropathy or death was 20% lower than that of the placebo group and 23% lower than the group treated with amlodipine, a calcium-channel blocker.
If, for example, there is associated angina, a calcium-channel blocker might be tried.

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