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What are the side effects of calcium channel blockers?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Side effects may include headaches, dizziness, general weakness, fatigue, flushing, nose and throat inflammation, changes in heart rate, skin rash, swelling of the legs or feet, nausea, constipation, and diarrhea. 

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