Calcium Channel Blockers

The list below provides some examples of the articles available in the InsHeal Content Repository on drugs that belong to a group called calcium channel blockers. For further details and sample articles, please reach out to us at: insheal@insiwi.co.in.

DrugDescription
AmlodipineAmlodipine is a drug that is used to treat cardiovascular conditions such as hypertension, stable angina and vasospastic angina. It is administered once a day. It can impair liver function in some individuals.
DiltiazemDiltiazem is a drug that is used to treat high blood pressure, angina and certain heart rhythm abnormalities. It is available as tablets, capsules, local gels and and as injections.
FelodipineFelodipine is a calcium channel blocker that is used to treat hypertension. The extended-release tablet is administered once a day.
NifedipineNifedipine is a drug that is used to treat angina and hypertension. It is administered three times a day, though long-acting tablets that can be used once a day are also available.
NimodipineNimodipine is a calcium channel blocker. Unlike other drugs from this group, nimodipine is not used to treat high blood pressure, but to prevent brain damage following a subarachnoid bleed, a bleed close to the brain.
S-amlodipine / LevamlodipineS-amlodipine is more effective than amlodipine, and is less commonly associated with swelling of feet, a common side effect of amlodipine.
VerapamilVerapamil is a calcium channel blocker that is available as an oral tablet and an injection. It is used to treat angina and supraventricular arrhythmias, and hypertension as an add-on treatment.

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