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Gallopamil with high blood pressure

Gallopamil high blood pressure

Gallopamil is a calcium antagonist used for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases such as high blood pressure, angina pectoris, heart rhythm disorders, and circulatory disorders of the coronary arteries. It acts directly on the heart and makes the heart beat more slowly.

The mode of action of gallopamil is the closure of calcium channels causing the contraction of the muscles and vessel walls.

This leads to a lowering of blood pressure and a slowing of the heartbeat, and in turn the heart is supplied with more oxygen. Gallopamil belongs to the group of calcium channel blockers.

The calcium channel blocker gallopamil

High blood pressure - calcium channel blocker gallopamil

Calcium antagonists such as gallopamil help with high blood pressure

Side Effects

Gallopamil lists the usual side effects of calcium antagonists such as headaches, dizziness, fatigue, constipation, diarrhea, insomnia, depression and hallucinations. Rare skin reactions can occur, such as redness and itchiness. Moreover, it can also a weakness in the cardiac muscle. Diabetics must be closely monitored when taking Gallopamil.

Gallopamil should not be used after a heart attack or a heart rhythm disorder. It is also not safe for a damaged liver and a strong heart rate.


- Procorum (tablets of 50 and 100 mg)

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The calcium channel blocker gallopamil

Various types of calcium channel blockers

In general there are 2 different types of calcium antagonists (calcium channel blockers), namely the non-dihydropyridine and the dihydropyridines.

Non-dihydropyridines are:

- diltiazem
- gallopamil
- verapamil

Dihydropyridines are:

- Amlodipine
- Clevidipine
- Felodipine
- Isradipine
- Lacidipine
- Lercanidipine
- Manidipine
- Nicardipine
- Nifedipine
- Nilvadipine
- Nimodipine
- Nisoldipine
- Nitrendipine

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