Which medications in the drug class Calcium Channel Blockers are used in the treatment of Ischemic Stroke?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Calcium Channel Blockers

Optimal blood pressure management in acute stroke remains subject to some debate. Treatment parameters depend largely on whether the patient is a candidate for fibrinolytic therapy. While the target blood pressures may differ, the therapeutic agents are largely the same.

Nicardipine (Cardene)

A calcium channel blocker, nicardipine inhibits calcium ion influx into vascular smooth muscle and myocardium. [92]


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