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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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.
Different types of calcium-channel blockers tend to be used to treat different types of diseases.
At only 30 study days, coprescribing clarithromycin with a calcium-channel blocker was associated with a higher risk of hospitalization and kidney injury compared with coprescribing azithromycin.
6-8) The combination of digoxin plus a calcium-channel blocker or beta-blocker may have increased benefit compared with either drug alone.
Morbidity and mortality in patients randomised to double-blind treatment with a long-acting calcium-channel blocker or diuretic in the International Nifedipine GITS study: Intervention as a goal in hypertensive treatment (INSIGHT).
Also of note was a trend towards lower calcium-channel blocker and nitrate usage in the treated groups.
The latter study finds a calcium-channel blocker called isradipine may cause cardiovascular problems.
Lercanidipine is an oral calcium-channel blocker for hypertension, and is marketed by Recordati under the brand name of Zanidip(R).
A large, international research team now reports discouraging results with another calcium-channel blocker, called lidoflazine.
In that clinical trial, researchers compared four types of medications for treating high blood pressure: an alpha-blocker, an ACE inhibitor, a calcium-channel blocker and a diuretic.
Cardene(R) IV is a calcium-channel blocker indicated for treating hypertension, a major health problem afflicting over 50 million Americans.

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