Calcium Channel Blockers (CCBs) (cont.)
Annette (Gbemudu) Ogbru, PharmD, MBA
Dr. Gbemudu received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Nova Southeastern University, her PharmD degree from University of Maryland, and MBA degree from University of Baltimore. She completed a one year post-doctoral fellowship with Rutgers University and Bristol Myers Squibb.
In this Article
- What are calcium channel blockers (CCBs) and how do they work?
- For what conditions are calcium channel blockers used?
- Are there any differences among calcium channel blockers?
- What are the side effects of calcium channel blockers?
- With which drugs do calcium channel blockers interact?
- What are examples of calcium channel blockers available?
What are some examples of calcium channel blockers available?
The calcium channel blockers available in the U. S. are:
- amlodipine (Norvasc),
- diltiazem (Cardizem LA, Tiazac),
- felodipine (Plendil),
- isradipine (Dynacirc),
- nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia),
- nicardipine (Cardene),
- nimodipine (Nimotop),
- nisoldipine (Sular), and
- verapamil (Covera-HS, Verelan PM, Calan).
Verapamil, diltiazem and nicardipine (Cardene IV) also are available in intravenous formulations.
Last Editorial Review: 12/3/2008
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