Calcium channel blockers are important in the management of heart disease and hypertension. These medications work by relaxing the arteries which decreases blood pressure and increases blood flow in narrow arteries. The sustained release forms of these medications are particularly convenient to use and might even improve compliance.
- Hypertension (High Blood Pressure),
- Angina (Heart Pain),
- Irregular heart beat,
- Raynauds Disease
The use of calcium channel blockers may cause lowering of blood pressure, dizziness and swelling of ankles.
It is important to consult your physician immediately if you experience side effects from your medication. Do not discontinue taking the medication until you have spoken with your physician and follow his/her instructions exactly.
For more specific information on Calcium Channel Blockers, you may visit the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINEplus Drug Information section.
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