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Hypertension and Calcium Channel Blockers

Read more about Calcium Channel Blockers.

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] Overview

Calcium channel blockers may be prescribed to help control hypertension.

Common calcium channel blockers include:

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] 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.

[Revisions] [Writers] Side Effects and Warnings

Possible side effects of calcium channel blockers include:

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