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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cardiazem (Overview)

Cardiazem is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm control drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Is cardiazem (diltiazem) a hypertension drug

Is cardiazem (diltiazem) a hypertension drug

Yes and no: Cardizem is a medicine with a few different indications. It can be used for blood pressure, though it's not that effective for this reason. More commonly, it's used to slow down your heart and control fast rhythms like atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
12 doctors shared insights

Cardiazem (Overview)

Cardiazem is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm control drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Is cardiazem (diltiazem) a hypertension drug

Yes and no: Cardizem is a medicine with a few different indications. It can be used for blood pressure, though it's not that effective for this reason. More commonly, it's used to slow down your heart and control fast rhythms like atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: diltiazem hydrochloride?

Please describe the medication: diltiazem hydrochloride?

Diltiazem: Diltiazem is a medicine which lowers the blood pressure but also lowers the heart rate. This gives it an extra advantage but also means that people on this drug should be monitored by a cardiologist for slow heart rates. There are also multiple drug interactions with this drug. It is quite safe when prescribed by an eerie need doctor. ...Read more

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I have been on cardiazem (diltiazem) for nine days. Today my blood pressure was the highest ever 172/95. Could it be from the medication?

I have been on cardiazem (diltiazem) for nine days.  Today my blood pressure was the highest ever   172/95.  Could it be from the medication?

Cardizem: I doubt this from cardizem as it drops blood pressure. if it is one reading I wouldn't worry about it, but if it is consistently high, talk to you physician to adjust your medications. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my blood pressure is 140/100 and I taking cardiazem (diltiazem) two weeks?

Should I be worried if my blood pressure is 140/100 and I taking cardiazem (diltiazem) two weeks?

Yes: But, I am not sure what else is going on. I am not saying this is a reason to go to an er. If your blood pressure is not responding you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm worried about my blood pressure is 140/100 and i just started taking cardiazem (diltiazem) two weeks ago?

I'm worried about my blood pressure is 140/100 and i just started taking cardiazem (diltiazem) two weeks ago?

Hypertension: Blood pressure control is not immediate. It takes time and dose adjustment to get your blood pressure controlled. Dash diet, regular exercise and not smoking are very important also. Be sure to follow up with your doctor, we almost always control blood pressure without major problems. ...Read more

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Are there extrapyramidal symptoms occur with thorazine, haldol, (haloperidol) mellaril, or cardiazem?

Are there extrapyramidal symptoms occur with thorazine, haldol, (haloperidol) mellaril, or cardiazem?

Some: Yes for the first 3 which are 1st generation antipsychotic meds. I've not heard of it or suspect for cardiazem (diltiazem) which is a heart med. Extrapyramidal sx (eps) include: tremors, stiffness, restlessness. They can be managed by dosage reduction, change in med or by giving meds that counter such as cogentin, propranolol, amantadine and sometime ativan. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Diltiazem Hydrochloride (Definition)

Diltiazem hydrochloride is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more