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Hypertension and Calcium Channel Blockers

Read more about Calcium Channel Blockers.

Overview

Calcium channel blockers may be prescribed to help control hypertension.

Common calcium channel blockers include:

Effect of Calcium Channel Blockers on Hypertension

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

Side Effects and Warnings

Possible side effects of calcium channel blockers include:

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

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