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Why can't you take anti-depressants with heart medications, such as cardizem la?

Why can't you take anti-depressants with heart medications, such as cardizem la?

Drug Interactions: Some antidepressants, like prozac, (fluoxetine) etc, interfere with the metabolism of Cardizem and other calcium-channel blockers. So, any side effects could worsen because more drug is staying in you longer. ...Read more

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What cold medications are safe to take while on cardizem?

What cold medications are safe to take while on cardizem?

Decongestants: Be careful of taking decongestants - either nasally or orally- if taking meds to lower your blood pressure. These decongestants can cause your blood pressure to go up or increase. Drinking lots of fluids, hot steam inhalation and using saline nasal sprays are all appropriate. ...Read more

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For coronary artery spasm, which medication is more effective, CARTIA or CARDIZEM?

For coronary artery spasm, which medication is more effective, CARTIA or CARDIZEM?

Should be the same: Both Cartia XT & Cardizem are diltiazem, a calcium channel blocker. These drugs relax your heart muscle & coronary arteries. Cartia XT is a longer acting/sustained release preparation. Often this is prescribed in order to simplify your drug taking regimen, having to take Cartia XT only once a day. But? More expensive. It probably is a choice between convenience & cost:) ...Read more

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78 y/o mother had TIA while prescribed Cardizem. BP still 220/125. Cholesterol was 262 untreated. Was cholesterol the cause? Why didn't BP drug work?

78 y/o mother had TIA while prescribed Cardizem. BP still 220/125. Cholesterol was 262 untreated. Was cholesterol the cause? Why didn't BP drug work?

Risk factors: The elevation of cholesterol is not directly the cause of the TIA, as a different lipid, triglycerides, is more closely related to cerebrovascular disease. However, the blood pressure is a risk factor for cerebral hemorrhage and must be better controlled. There are multiple medications which help, so, have an internist address this looming problem ASAP!!! ? Start an anti platelet agent? ...Read more

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What is the difference between cardizem la, cardizem cd and diltiazem HCl sa?

What is the difference between cardizem la, cardizem cd and diltiazem HCl sa?

Diltiazem: Read this

Diltiazem (Oral Route) - Drugs and Supplements - Mayo Clinic
www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/diltiazem-oral.../drg-20071775
US Brand Name. Cardizem; Cardizem CD; Cardizem LA; Cartia XT; Dilacor XR; Dilt-CD; Diltia XT; Dilt-XR; Diltzac; Matzim LA; Taztia XT; Tiazac. .. ...Read more

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I'm compound heterozygous mthfr, I'm warfarin and cardizem la, I'm wanting to know how much of folic acid to take, B6 and B12 a day and how many mg?

I'm compound heterozygous mthfr, I'm warfarin and cardizem la, I'm wanting to know how much of folic acid to take, B6 and B12 a day and how many mg?

Confusion: Why are you on warfarin? You are heterozygous. Don't list personal history of clotting. Risk is low. Guidelines don't call for you to be on warfarin without personal history of clots. 400-800 mg Folic Acid would be good, 50 mg b6 and 1000 mcg b12. Good health! ...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

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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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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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Does cardizem help with stage fright?

Stage fright: Beta blockers are used for stage fright. Cardiazem (diltiazem) might work but I've never seen any evidence for it. ...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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Cardizem - side effects - pros and cons?

Cardizem - side effects - pros and cons?

Slow heart rate/: Cardiezem is a calcium channel blocker that lowers BP and slows heart rate. Its a fairly safe drug and has few side effects. As always doctors should weigh risk vs benefit when placing pts on a medicine ...Read more

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Is diltiaz ER 180/24 the same as cardizem cd 180? Please advise!

Yes: They are the same! (it's a shame they make the names so confusing!). Both are diltiazem (the active ingredient) in an extended release formulation that lasts 24 hours. How they came up with "CD" is anybody's guess. ...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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Can pregnant women take Cardizem?

Can pregnant women take Cardizem?

Cardizem: Cardizem is FDA Pregnancy Category C. Discuss with OB. ...Read more

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Is there danger of taking viagra (sildenafil) and cardizem together?

Is there danger of taking viagra (sildenafil) and cardizem together?

Careful: Viagra (sildenafil) in combination with nitrates are dangerous as they potentially can drop the blood pressure to dangerous levels. Though Cardizem not known to do this as much, one needs to be careful regarding drop in bp. ...Read more

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Which one is better metoprolol or cardizem? What are the pros and cons?

Which one is better metoprolol or cardizem? What are the pros and cons?

Depends: It depends. Both treat angina, palpitations, and high blood pressure. Cardizem has fewer side effects. Metoprolol can make you tired, depressed, and worsen asthma. Metoprolol is less expensive. Both come as once a day extended release formulations. The combination of both is especially good for treating angina. ...Read more

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Can losartan 50 mg be taken at noon (lunch) and Cardizem cd 120 mg be taken at 5pm (supper)?

Long acting: They're both long acting meds - as long as you take them each once a day at around the same time each day, it should work for you. ...Read more

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How long for 120 mg of diltiazem 24 hr cd (cardizem cd) to built to steady state in your system?

Three days: Roughly 3 days from starting therapy when you will see close to peak effect. Sometimes even as short as 24 to 48 hours though. ...Read more

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Can I continue to have my 8 oz of coffee while taking cardizem? I usually drink coffee when I need it or a cola.

Can I continue to have my 8 oz of coffee while taking cardizem? I usually drink coffee when I need it or a cola.

Caffeine Addiction: A human has no need for caffeine. Using the word "need' when discussing caffeine is a sign of addiction. Did your cardiologist tell you to stop caffeine? Many people have this condition and have to switch to de-caffeinated products. ...Read more

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Cardizem or tiazac (diltiazem) 120 comparison?

Cardizem or tiazac (diltiazem) 120 comparison?

Cardizem: Same generic drug with two different delivery systems. ...Read more

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Cardizem or tiazac (diltiazem) --are both good?

Cardizem or tiazac (diltiazem) --are both good?

Cardizem: Same generic medication with different drug delivery system and probably equivalent in lowering blood pressure and possibly heart rate. ...Read more

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How much would 120mg og cardizem cd raise klonopin (clonazepam)?

How much would 120mg og cardizem cd raise klonopin (clonazepam)?

Depends upon: Multiple factors and the functionality of the system in the liver that can cause Cardizem cd to raise the blood level. Since this is so variable, the only way to know would be for you to do your own test by having a blood level of Klonopin (clonazepam) drawn before the Cardizem is started and then waiting several weeks and rechecking the Klonopin (clonazepam) level for the change. Exact data appear to be unavailable. ...Read more

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Question, haven't took my cardizem 180mg for 2weeks, haven't had the money to get it out, what's worst that can happen?

Question, haven't took my cardizem 180mg for 2weeks, haven't had the money to get it out, what's worst that can happen?

See below: If you are taking it for hypertension, your BP may rise. If you are taking it for a heart arrythmia, that abnormal rhythm may recur. Go to a public clinic, where you are likely to obtain the medicine and to be connected to an insurance program. Walmart has a program of prescriptions for $4, even for undocumented residents. ...Read more

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120 Cardizem cd added to 600 mg of tegretol. Dr. sending me for tegretol level test...can this be toxic. And what would be toxic symptoms?

120 Cardizem cd added to 600 mg of tegretol. Dr. sending me for tegretol level test...can this be toxic. And what would be toxic symptoms?

Yes: Can have toxic levels of tegretol. Need to check levels periodically. Can feel tired headache lightheadedness. Rash can occur. Just to name a few. If you have been on awhile without problems should be ok. Just check levels periodically ...Read more