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Calcium Channel Blocker Overdose

People who take too much of a calcium channel blocker may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Confusion
  • Decreased mental function
  • Drowsiness
  • A fast heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Fluid in the lungs
  • Heart failure
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Lethargy
  • Liver problems
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
  • Slurred speech
  • Swelling or water retention (edema).
If you happen to overdose on a calcium channel blocker, seek immediate medical attention.

Examples of Calcium Channel Blockers

Dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers include:
Non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers include:
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