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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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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?

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?

Either one: Side effects from medications are often idiosyncratic - anyone can get any of them from any medication. Both these medications are usually well-tolerated. ...Read more

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How safe is it to take cardizem for fast heart rate with low bp. Side effects?

How safe is it to take cardizem for fast heart rate with low bp. Side effects?

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

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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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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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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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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