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1

Which CCBs are not dihydropyridine CCBs

diltiazem and verapamil

2

what condition should diltiazem and verapamil be avoided in

HF - may further depress cardiac function

3

The BNF reiterates like 1000x that verapamil should absolutely not be used with what class of drugs?

Beta blockers - hypotension and asytole

4

what is the most common side-effect of verapamil

constipation

5

what CCB is used for Raynauds?

Nifedipine - relaxes vascular smooth msucle and dilates coronary arteries and bloodd vessels

6

main side-effects of CCBs (2)

-flushing and headache (transient)
-ankle swelling (may respond only partially to diuretics

7

which 2 CCBs are most often used?
what is a potential reason for this?

felodipine and amlodipine
once a day administration

8

symptoms of CCB poisoning

nausea
vomiting
dizziness
agitation
confusion
coma

9

which CCBs should be prescribed by brand

diltiazem - different MR preparations containing over 60mg may have differing effects
Nifedipine MR preparations

10

what CCB can be used to postpone premature labour

nifedipine

11

what should be suspected in patient treated with hydralazine presenting with arthritis and weightloss

systemic lupus erythematosus (incidence lowest if dose kept under 100mg)