4.1e CCB

What do calcium channel blockers do?

Blocks calcium channels to reduce force contraction, conductivity and vascular tone

What drugs are CCB?

Dihydropyridine Amoldipine Felodopine Lacidipine LercanidipineNifedipine

What should be maintained for MR forms of nifedipine?

Same brand

What are the side effects of calcium channel blocker?

Ankle swelling, Flushing, headaches

Which calcium channel blocker should be avoided and heart failure?

Rate limiting Verapamil Diltiazem

What interaction increase calcium channel blocker concentration?

Grapefruit (enzyme inhibitors)