Variable Details

Available Studies

ROS, MAP, MARS, Clinical Core, LATC

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Longitudinal

Variable Name 

calcium_channel_block_rx

Categories

Medications

Calcium chanel blocker medications
Calcium channel blocker medication usage in last 2 weeks

Value Coding
0 (no) if participant was not taking a calcium channel blocker medication at this visit
1 (yes) if participant was taking a calcium channel blocker medication at this visit

Participants supplied all medications prescribed by a doctor, vitamins, supplements, and over the counter remedies and medicines taken in the 2 weeks prior to the evaluation. Direct visual inspection of all containers of prescription and over-the-counter agents allowed for medication documentation. Medications were subsequently coded using the Medi-Span Drug Data Base system.

Medications included:

NORVASC              VERAPAMIL            CARDIZEM CD
DILTIAZEM            NIFEDIPINE           LOTREL
PROCARDIA XL         PLENDIL              AMLODIPINE
CARTIA XT            DILTIAZEM CD         DILACOR XR
DILTIAZEM ER         CALAN SR             TIAZAC
CARDIZEM             ADALAT CC            NIFEDICAL XL
SULAR                CARDIZEM LA          DILTIAZEM XR

Medi-Span. Master Drug Data Base Documentation Manual. Indianapolis, IN: Medi-Span, 1995.