Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are used to lower blood pressure and work by relaxing the blood vessels and facilitating blood flow throughout the body. Dihydropyridine CCBs are a sub-class of CCBs and are more potent vasodilators than their non-dihydropyridine counterparts. These drugs are prescribed to treat a range of conditions, but are primarily used for patients with hypertension, coronary artery disease and angina. Commonly prescribed dihydropyridine CCBs include Norvasc (almodipine) and Vascor (bepridil).
Drugs classified as Dihydropyridine Calcium Channel Blockers are frequently used to treat the following conditions:
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