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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)
Effect of Calcium Channel Blockers on Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Angina
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.
Read more details about Calcium Channel Blockers.
Possible side effects of calcium channel blockers include:
- Swollen legs
- Unusual tiredness or weakness (fatigue)
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