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Cardizem Side Effects
Fatigue, see below: Most side effects are rare, but of the ones that patients are more likely to experience with this med, fatigue/tiredness, diarrhea, and upset stomach are more common. It rarely, and i mean rarely, can cause symptoms similar to systemic lupus erythematosis (sle or lupus). This drug induced lupus is reversible when the med is stopped. I think Labetalol during pregnancy is a better option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lexapro (escitalopram) side effects: Common Lexapro (escitalopram) side effects may include: drowsiness, tired feeling; sleep problems (insomnia); mild nausea, gas, heartburn, upset stomach, constipation; weight changes; decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm; or increased sweating. Source: www.Drugs.Com best wishes. ...Read more
Many possible: According to webmd, the most common side effects of Norvasc (amlodipine) include: fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands/visible water retention/head pain//infrequent side effects: dizziness/heart throbbing or pounding/drowsiness/low energy/temporary redness of face and neck/feel like throwing up//rare side effects: depression/yellowing of skin or eyes from liver problems/heart attack/angina. ...Read more
Most Common: In my clinical experience, the most commonly reportrd are a 10 to 15 poind weight gaiin, sedation and next day somnolence. Interesting enough, the higher the dose of the medication, the less sedation one experiences. Hence, is someone is taking 30mg and is reporting they are too groggy to get up in the morning, increasing to 45mg may easily correct the problem; whereas, lowering the dose to 15mg w. ...Read more
Pravastatin: More serious side effects include: unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness;fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine;chest pain;swelling, weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at all; or nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes) and others perhaps less signficant. ...Read more
More sleep & weight: While numerous side-effects are possible with mirtazepine (remeron), as with all other antidepressants, by far the most common issues are sedation/sleepiness, and weight gain. These are so common that prescribers generally count on them -- as in using this medication when insomnia and lack of appetite accompany depression. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have an afib and i'm looking for a medicine with less side effects & stress. So far i have 2 choices the carvidilol and cardizem. Which is better?
Depends: Cardizem is a good rate controling agent and usually a fairly mild BP medication. Unfortunately untill you try it wont really know. Would start at low dose and work up to higher doses as tolerated. If you feel light headed or dizzy on the medication stop it and notify your doctor so they can make a change. ...Read more
My doc prescribed cardizem for my heart palpitations, high blood pressure and rapid heart rate. Should i be concerned with this drugs side effects ?
Diltiazem: Diltiazem side effects are usually very mild. It sounds like its a good choice for you. ...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
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
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
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
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
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
Meds together?: The answer to your question is "yes". ...Read more
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
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
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