Which medications in the drug class Calcium channel blockers are used in the treatment of Esophageal Motility Disorders?

Updated: Dec 29, 2017
  • Author: Eric A Gaumnitz, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Calcium channel blockers

Inhibit calcium ions from entering slow channels, select voltage-sensitive areas, or vascular smooth muscle.

Nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia)

Relaxes smooth muscles, including those of the LES and esophageal body.

Amlodipine (Norvasc)

Relaxes smooth muscles, including those of the LES and esophageal body.


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