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I take cardizem cd 120mg and vytoryn 10/20 -it comes up as major interaction-should i notify my dr's about this.They are prescribed by 2 different drs?
Yes, notify: In general, any doctor prescribing for you needs to know all other medications that you are taking. Cardizem (diltiazem) can increase the level of Simvastatin in your blood (one of the components of vytorin). However, you are on a very small dose of the Simvastatin so the chance of a significant problem is extremely low. Blood tests of liver function would pick up a problem. ...Read more
Recently prescribed cardizem 120 daily-concerned about interactions with vytoryn 10/20..Onglyza (saxagliptin) 5mg and andro gel 1.62 -3 pumps?
Would ativan be a better choice than klonopin (clonazepam) to use along with cardizem cd because of the interaction between klonopin (clonazepam) and cardizem.
Yes,,and no: Both drugs have interactions with cardizem. Lightheadedness and dizziness for example. Both can result in hypotension. The number of interactions are greater with klonopin, (clonazepam) but that is probably because Klonopin (clonazepam) stays in your bloodstream much longer than ativan. So if that is your only choice, than ativan. Best choice is to switch to anxiety drug from a different chemical structure completely. ...Read more
Which ssri would be the best choice to take with aspirin 81 mg-losartan 50 mg -cardizem cd 150 as far as interactions?
Clean one: You will have to visit with your prescribing doctor. Two ssris at any dose range have minimal drug-drug interactions via the p450 system: citalopram and escitalopram. Any ssri will reduce platelet aggregation and thus gently increase the chance for spontaneous or easy bruising, though it is a rare occurence. Always visit with your doctor who knows you and your medical history best! ...Read more
Cardizem: "CARDIZEM is contraindicated in (1) patients with sick sinus syndrome except in the presence of a functioning ventricular pacemaker, (2) patients with second- or third-degree AV block except in the presence of a functioning ventricular pacemaker, (3) patients with hypotension (less than 90 mm Hg systolic), (4) patients who have demonstrated hypersensitivity to the drug, and (5) patients with acute ...Read more
Haven't took my cardizem about a week due tolack of funds, but will have funds tomorrow, what are somethings I should be aaware of?
Alternatives!: Unlikely to have any problem with resuming the dose which you were previously taking although watch out for possible dizziness or light-headedness. With this drug, however, funds should not be a problem. At Target, for example, you can get 90 of the 120mg tablets for only $10. There are also other even cheaper drugs for hypertension which might serve as alternatives. Ask your doctor. ...Read more