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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?

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

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Would ativan be a better choice than klonopin to use along with cardizem cd because of the interaction between klonopin and cardizem.

Would ativan be a better choice than klonopin to use along with cardizem cd because of the interaction between klonopin 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, but that is probably because Klonopin 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

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Recently prescribed cardizem 120 daily-concerned about interactions with vytoryn 10/20..Onglyza 5mg and andro gel 1.62 -3 pumps?

Recently prescribed cardizem 120 daily-concerned about interactions with vytoryn 10/20..Onglyza 5mg and andro gel 1.62 -3 pumps?

Sharing metabolism: Cardizem and Simvastatin do share the area of metabolism in the liver called the cyp450 system. Taking them together cause the prolongation of the effect of one another. ...Read more

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Which ssri would be the best choice to take with aspirin 81 mg-losartan 50 mg -cardizem cd 150 as far as interactions?

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

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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?

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

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If I miss my morning dose of Cardizem-120 mg in the morning what is the latest I can take it before waiting til the next day?

If I miss my morning dose of Cardizem-120 mg in the morning what is the latest I can take it before waiting til the next day?

Depends on you: Can't speak for you individually, but understand: 120 mg is a very small dose. Many people take 240 mg twice a day and tolerate it well. So, it's possible that you could take it anytime you remember it and be okay, but it depends on your specifics so it's always best to run it by the prescriber who knows you. ...Read more

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What is cardizem ER and what does it do?

What is cardizem ER and what does it do?

Cardizem: Cardizem er ( extended release) are calcium channel blockers most often used for hypertension and also given for atrial fibrillation, flutter and sometimes for supraventricular tachycardia. ...Read more

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Who should not take Cardizem?

Who should not take Cardizem?

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