Antihypertensive Drug - Calcium Channel Blockers

Calcium Channel Blockers

Calcium channel blockers block the entry of calcium into muscle cells in artery walls.

  • dihydropyridines:
    • amlodipine
    • felodipine
    • isradipine
    • lercanidipine
    • nicardipine
    • nifedipine
    • nimodipine
    • nitrendipine
  • non-dihydropyridines:
    • diltiazem
    • verapamil

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Hypertension - Management - Medications - Drug Combinations
... Preferred combinations are renin–angiotensin system inhibitors and calcium channel blockers, or renin–angiotensin system inhibitors and diuretics ... Acceptable combinations include calcium channel blockers and diuretics, beta-blockers and diuretics, dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers and beta-blockers, or dihydropyridine calcium ... Unacceptable combinations are non-dihydropyridine calcium blockers (such as verapamil or diltiazem) and beta-blockers, dual renin–angiotensin system blockade (e.g ...

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