PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

How should I take calcium channel blockers?

ANSWER

Most calcium channel blockers can be taken with food or milk; however, ask your doctor. Follow the label directions on how often to take it. The number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and how long you need to take the medicine will depend on the type of medication prescribed and on your condition. Avoid grapefruit juice while taking these medications, because grapefruit prevents the breakdown of the drug in the body.

SOURCES: American Heart Association. Consumer Reports.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 4, 2019

SOURCES: American Heart Association. Consumer Reports.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 4, 2019

NEXT QUESTION:

What foods and medicines should I avoid if I take a calcium channel blocker?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.