Calcium channel inhibitors attenuate consumption of ethanol, sucrose and saccharin solutions in rats.

@article{Pucilowski1994CalciumCI,
  title={Calcium channel inhibitors attenuate consumption of ethanol, sucrose and saccharin solutions in rats.},
  author={Olgierd Pucilowski and A Rezvani and D Overstreet and D Janowsky},
  journal={Behavioural pharmacology},
  year={1994},
  volume={5 4 And 5},
  pages={494-501}
}
Ca(2+) channel inhibitors suppress ethanol intake in various strains of alcohol-preferring rats. To test whether that inhibitory effect involves interference with the caloric consequences of preferred fluids, we compared the effects of two dihydropyridines, nicardipine and isradipine, and diltiazem, a benzothiazepine Ca(2+) channel inhibitor, on intake of and preference for 10% ethanol (v/v), 13.7% sucrose (w/v, isocaloric to 10% ethanol) and non-caloric 0.02% saccharin (w/v) solutions. All of… CONTINUE READING