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What are calcium blockers?

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What are calcium blockers ?
Posted Sun, 22 Dec 2013 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Calcium blockers block calcium channels. Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for writing to XXXXXXX Calcium blockers block calcium channels present in the cell membrane. This is used for treatment in many diseases. Primarily it is used as a anti hypertensive. In your case it is prescribed for bowel problems. Pinaverium bromide is used for functional gastrointestinal disorders. It acts by blocking calcium channels and helps in restoring normal contraction process of the bowel. If there is any problem in availability of this drug ,you can take tablet Mosapride.It is also very helpful in functional gastrointestinal disorders and it is easily available. Get well soon. Hope i have answered your query. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
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Are the calcium blockers stoping the calcium in my body? It is possible for Colitis to cause hair loss
 
 
Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 3 hours later
Brief Answer: It doesn't affect calcium absorption in the body. Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for writing back It doesn't affect calcium absorption in the body.So,serum calcium level is maintained. It only causes relaxation of cells by blocking influx of calcium into the cells during excitation. You can safely take this drug.Don't worry at all. Some form of colitis may cause hair fall. Get well soon. Hope i have answered your query. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
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