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Can Calcium Channel Blocker Lower Hypertension for Kidney Disease

I have a 5.1cm kidney cyst and high blood pressure. Before finding it, I take calcium channel blocker to lower hypertension. But now, I want to know whether kidney disease patients can take calcium channel blocker.

The Doctor Answered:

Can Calcium Channel Blocker Lower Hypertension for Kidney DiseaseCalcium channel blocker is a medication that relaxes and widen blood vessels by affecting the muscle cells in the arterial walls or sometimes slows patients’ heart rate. Generally, patients with kidney disease as well as kidney cyst can get the following benefits from this drug:

● Lower high blood pressure

● Ease chest pain and migraines

● Regulate heartbeats

● Increase blood flow on kidneys

● Reduce the incidence of diabetes

Even though this medicine has so many therapeutic effects for kidney disease patients, it may not be as effective as ACEI and diuretic to decline high blood pressure in some cases. Additionally, calcium channel blocker may also cause some side effects such as constipation, headache, dizziness, rash, nausea and vomiting, etc, although these side effects are not common.

From the above analysis, we can know it is very necessary to consult a doctor before using it. If you have begun to take it but have some symptoms, you can send email to, so doctors here can help you find a effective and safe alternative medication.

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