Posted by Marc on October 27, 2001 at 19:57:14:
In Reply to: REBOUND EFFECT posted by Jim R on October 27, 2001 at 14:49:44:
Calcium channel blockers do not specifically dilate our ateries, but rather "relax" them.
Reduction in CH may (repeat, may) be due to the fact that calcium channel blockers keep the arteries from forcefully over-extending too much, and lower our blood pressure by keeping them from constricting too much.
Many people feel that sudden withdrawal will cause a hypertensive crisis. Again, from what I've read this only applies if you were hypertensive in the first place. (I would still taper down if I were going off Verap)
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. Ueli, any comments?
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