Which medications in the drug class Calcium Channel Blockers are used in the treatment of Chronic Paroxysmal Hemicrania?

Updated: Jun 12, 2019
  • Author: Monica Saini, MD, MBBS; more...
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Calcium Channel Blockers

These agents inhibit calcium ions from entering slow channels, select voltage-sensitive areas, and vascular smooth muscle. Verapamil may be an effective calcium channel blocker for the prophylaxis of CPH.

Verapamil (Calan, Verelan, Covera-HS)

During depolarization, verapamil inhibits calcium ions from entering slow channels and voltage-sensitive areas of vascular smooth muscle.


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