I was recently given an RX for HBP. In reading about the drug prescribed, Benazepril HCL, 40mg, it says it is a "calcium channel blocker." I also have osteoporous and certainly don't want to "block" any calcium that might be absorbed from my daily diet. Am I understanding or misunderstanding the term "calcium channel blocker?"
It blocks the calcium ion from going into smooth muscle thus relaxing the muscle. This lowers the blood pressure. It does not block calcium from entering your body.
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