Which medications in the drug class Calcium channel blockers are used in the treatment of Caffeine Toxicity?

Updated: Aug 21, 2018
  • Author: David Yew, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Calcium channel blockers

These drugs are used for rate control in atrial fibrillation or another SVT. They should not be used to treat hypertension in the setting of caffeine or sympathomimetic overdose.

Diltiazem (Cardizem CD, Cardizem LA, Tiazac)

Decreases conduction velocity in AV node and increases refractory period by blocking calcium influx, converting SVT or slowing rate in atrial fibrillation. Also has vasodilator activity but may be less potent than other agents.


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