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Heart Disease and Calcium Channel Blocker Drugs

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Can Pregnant Women Take Calcium Channel Blockers?

Calcium channel blockers can be used during pregnancy to manage high blood pressure and preeclampsia. However, you should always consult with your doctor before taking calcium channel blockers during pregnancy.

These drugs may pass into breast milk, but no adverse effect on breastfed infants has been found.  Discuss the risks and benefits of using calcium channel blockers while breastfeeding with your doctor.

 

Can Children Take Calcium Channel Blockers?

The safety of calcium channel blockers in children has not been established; however, no problems have been found to date. Discuss the risks and benefits of giving your child calcium channel blockers with your child's doctor.

Can Elderly People Take Calcium Channel Blockers?

Older adults have more side effects from calcium channel blockers than younger people. As a result, lower doses are frequently prescribed.

 

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Klodas, MD, FACC on February 19, 2014
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