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I've taken 5 different CCBs through the years. I had a serious side effect with Norvasc, Plendil, & Sular. I get good results with verapamil and diltiazem. The first 3 I mentioned caused a rapid pulse 140+. the other 2 slow my HR down a bit. I know that diltiazem and verapamil work differently than the rest of the CCBs but I'm not familiar with the difference.

I have heard that some CCBs pose a risk of heart attack in women. Being a woman I was naturally concerned too. But just lately we heard that ARBs can cause heart attacks. I imagine if you look hard enough you can find negative studies about almost any drug.

I take diltiazem because it controls my BP much better than any other medication and I like my chances with a normal BP as opposed to dangerously HBP on the other meds.

I've teken verapamil or diltiazem for the last 17 years with the exception of the last 2 years when I tried just about every other BP med on the market with no control. I'm back on diltiazem now and will remain on it as long as it controls my BP.

Cass