Treatment Options for Raynaud'sWe receive frequent inquiries about the treatment options for Raynaud’s.  Since many doctors are either unfamiliar with the options available, or give Frosties the cold shoulder saying “wear gloves” or “move south,” we thought it would be valuable to create a dedicated post on the subject.

To date, there is no medication that eliminates Raynaud’s attacks, but there are some drugs that can decrease their severity or frequency.  These include:

  • Calcium Channel Blockers – These drugs are clinically proven to help reduce the frequency and severity of Raynaud’s attacks.  They work to open the blood vessels so that the blood flows more freely.  There are many different types and brands in the calcium channel blocker category, so patients should keep trying until they find the one that works best with their body.
  • ED Drugs – More recently the erectile dysfunction drugs, such as Viagra and Cialis, are prov