Calcium-channel blocker


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Calcium-channel blocker

A drug that blocks the entry of calcium into the muscle cells of small blood vessels (arterioles) and keeps them from narrowing.
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After adjusting for numerous other risk factors, such as smoking, alcohol use, and age, the researchers concluded that people taking calcium-channel blockers face a 72 percent greater risk of developing cancer than those not taking these drugs.
CANADA -- Older patients who were given a prescription for a calcium-channel blocker (such as amlodipine) with clarithromycin were found to have double the risk of acute kidney injury as those given a drug of the same class with azithromycin.
Different types of calcium-channel blockers tend to be used to treat different types of diseases.
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.
According to the results, current use of calcium-channel blockers for 10 or more years was associated with higher risks of ductal breast cancer and lobular breast cancer.
Treatment of poisoning caused by beta-adrenergic and calcium-channel blockers.
Called calcium-channel blockers, these drugs dilate vessels by blocking the tiny pores that let calcium ions -- known to constrict vessels -- into the cells of artery walls.
In addition, three commentaries in Circulation and one in JAMA offered sometimes conflicting opinions on the studies' quality and on the proper use of calcium-channel blockers.
consumers could have saved $20 billion in 2004 by more extensive use of generics in six widely prescribed drug classes (antidepressants, antihyperlipidemics, antihypertensives, calcium-channel blockers, gastrointestinals, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)).

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