***** FROM ABC NEWS MEDICAL UNIT*****Dear gnkness, thank you for your question. Here is an answer from Dr. Marie Savard, ABC Medical News Contributor:
"No, your calcium blocker has nothing to do with the calcium level in your body or how much calcium supplement you take. However you are not alone to be confused by the name "calcium channel blocker" - I wish the pill was called something to make it clearer to everyone. The heart pill relaxes the arteries, lowers your blood pressure and takes the strain off your heart. Calcium along with 600-1000 IU of vitamin D is important both for your bones and for your heart health.
***** FROM ABC NEWS MEDICAL UNIT*****
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