Which medications in the drug class Vasodilators are used in the treatment of Cutaneous Cholesterol Emboli?

Updated: Apr 12, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Vasodilators relax blood vessels to help reestablish blood flow.

Papaverine (Pavabid, Pavatine)

Papaverine is a benzylisoquinoline derivative with direct nonspecific relaxant effect on vascular, cardiac, and other smooth muscle.


Nifedipine inhibits calcium influx into vascular smooth muscle and myocardium. It relaxes coronary smooth muscle and produces coronary vasodilation, which, in turn, improves myocardial oxygen delivery and increases blood flow.

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