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Calcium-Channel Blocker


Definition: Calcium-channel blockers can impede calcium from going into the cells of the heart and blood vessel walls. This causes lower blood pressure. This medication widens the blood vessels, slows your heart rate, and relieves chest pains.

Examples: Calcium-Channel blockers include: amlodipine Norvasc; amlodipine and atorvastatin Caduet; amlodipine and benazepril Lotrel; amlodipine and valsartan Exforge; diltiazem Cardizem, Dilacor, Taztia, Tiazac; felodipine; isradipine; nicardipine Cardene; nifedipine Procardia; nisoldipine Sular; verapamil Calan, Verelan. Please consult with your physician on which medication is best for you based on your condition.

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