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What should I do before taking calcium channel blockers?

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Before taking a calcium channel blocker, tell your doctor:

  • About any medical conditions you have, including any heart or blood vessel disorders, kidney or liver disease
  • About every medication you are taking, including any over-the-counter or herbal medications; certain drugs may interact with calcium channel blockers.

SOURCES: American Heart Association. Consumer Reports.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on October 10, 2017

SOURCES: American Heart Association. Consumer Reports.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on October 10, 2017

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