Rapid Rx Quiz: Calcium Channel Blockers

Mary L. Windle, PharmD


October 17, 2022

Off-label uses for CCBs include migraine headaches, Raynaud phenomenon (RP), and subarachnoid hemorrhage. CCBs do not treat depression; in fact, their use has been associated with depression. A recent cohort study found that CCB use in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) increased incidence of ischemic strokes. The most common CCBs are relatively weight neutral.

Learn more about RP.


Comments on Medscape are moderated and should be professional in tone and on topic. You must declare any conflicts of interest related to your comments and responses. Please see our Commenting Guide for further information. We reserve the right to remove posts at our sole discretion.