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

Updated: Jun 21, 2018
  • Author: Chirag N Dave, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Calcium Channel Blockers

Calcium channel blockers are smooth-muscle relaxants. In combination with prednisolone, they have facilitated ureteral stone passage in several small prospective studies, though are not in current guideline recommendations. They are included here for educational purposes only.

Nifedipine (Nifedical XL, Afeditab CR, Procardia, Procardia XL, Adalat CC)

Nifedipine facilitates the passage of ureteral stones. The extended-release formulation simplifies treatment and encourages compliance. Only short-term therapy (10 d) should be considered for this indication.


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