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Calcium channel blockers may be prescribed to help control hypertension.

Common calcium channel blockers include:

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Possible side effects of calcium channel blockers include:

  • Constipation
  • Swollen legs
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness (fatigue)
  • Headache
  • Palpitations
  • Dizziness
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Calcium channel blockers may be prescribed to help control hypertension.

Common calcium channel blockers include:

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Calcium channel blockers relax the blood vessels and lower blood pressure by blocking some activities of heart and blood vessel muscle cells.

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Possible side effects of calcium channel blockers include:

  • Constipation
  • Swollen legs
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness (fatigue)
  • Headache
  • Palpitations
  • Dizziness
... (more)

Enter section content.. Calcium channel blockers affect the movement of calcium into the cells of the heart and blood vessels. As a result, blood vessels open wider (dilate). The supply of blood and oxygen to the heart is increased, while the heart's workload is decreased.

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Calcium channel blockers are prescribed to prevent anginal attacks and lessen the possibility of heart attacks.

Common calcium channel blockers include:

  • Nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia)
  • Verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, Verelan)
  • Diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor, Tiazac)
  • Amlodipine (Norvasc)
  • Felodipine (Plendil)
  • Isradipine (DynaCirc)
  • Nisoldipine (Sular)
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Calcium channel blockers affect the movement of calcium into the cells of the heart and blood vessels. As a result, blood vessels open wider (dilate). The supply of blood and oxygen to the heart is increased, while the heart's workload is decreased.

... (more)