Calcium Channel Blockers. Consensus Amid Controversy

Postgrad Med. 1997 Dec;102(6):127-8, 133-6. doi: 10.3810/pgm.1997.12.385.


Although the calcium channel blockers have been used to treat hypertension for a number of years, they are now under close scrutiny because of disturbing findings regarding their safety. Drs Kochar and Qurashi sort out the controversies surrounding these widely used drugs and make recommendations based on current consensus.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antihypertensive Agents / adverse effects*
  • Antihypertensive Agents / pharmacology
  • Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Calcium Channel Blockers / adverse effects*
  • Calcium Channel Blockers / pharmacology
  • Calcium Channel Blockers / therapeutic use*
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / drug therapy*


  • Antihypertensive Agents
  • Calcium Channel Blockers