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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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Drug interactions between ranexa (ranolazine) and diltiazem?

Drug interactions between ranexa (ranolazine) and diltiazem?

Yes: Diltiazem interacts with Ranexa (ranolazine) in the liver and increases its level in the blood stream. Can prolong qt and cause rythm disturbances. Other side effects from renexa likely: constipation, dizziness, headache, nausea., palpitations, dizziness and blurred vision. These are more likely with this combination, but many people on this combination of drugs. Double check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take adizem (diltiazem hydrochloride) for atrial fibrillation?

Can I take adizem (diltiazem hydrochloride) for atrial fibrillation?

Diltiazem: If your doctor believes that diltiazem is appropriate for your specific situation and prescribes it for you, then you should be able to take it. Diltiazem is a drug commonly used for atrial fibrillation patients. ...Read more

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Is cardiazem (diltiazem) a hypertension drug

Is cardiazem (diltiazem) a hypertension drug

Yes and no: Cardizem is a medicine with a few different indications. It can be used for blood pressure, though it's not that effective for this reason. More commonly, it's used to slow down your heart and control fast rhythms like atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Whats adalat (nifedipine) cc?

Whats adalat (nifedipine) cc?

Nifedipine: This is a calcium channel blocker that has a variety of uses, including to treat / prevent headache and control high blood pressure by relaxing vessels. ...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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Metoprolol tartrate cause more pvcs?

Metoprolol tartrate cause more pvcs?

No: Betablockers such as metoprolol are commonly used to suppress premature ventricular contractions/beats. ...Read more

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Difference of Verapamil & Diltiazem? Does Diltiazem cause more Vasodilation? "an intermediate class between phenylalkylamine and dihydropyridines"???

Difference of Verapamil & Diltiazem? Does Diltiazem cause more Vasodilation? "an intermediate class between phenylalkylamine and dihydropyridines"???

Too many individual: response variables; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcium_channel_blocker offers reasonable overview. Yet, be aware: all the calcium channel blockers, except amlodipine (neutral), in observational databases, ?mortality. Best outcomes & lowest mortality rates: optimize NMR lipoproteins, HbA1c = 5.0%, ACE inhibitors (Aceon/Altace) or ARBs combined with carvedilol, carefully adjusted to responses. ...Read more

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Is atacand (candesartan) a calcium channel blocker?

Is atacand (candesartan) a calcium channel blocker?

No : Atacand (candesartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker. Calcium channel blockers are drugs like amlodipine, Diltiazem or verapamil. ...Read more

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Does toprol (metoprolol) XL raise potassium levels?

Does toprol (metoprolol) XL raise potassium levels?

No: It should't raise potassium levels. Check renal function. Recheck to rule out pseudohyperkalemia. Check with md! ...Read more

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Any info on tiazac (diltiazem) for fast heart rate?

Any info on tiazac (diltiazem) for fast heart rate?

Ca channel blocker: It is a calcium channel blocker used to treat a variety of supraventricular arrhythmias - decreases the heart rate when it goes too fast. ...Read more

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How effective is diltiazem (Cardizem) for managing atrial fibrillation?

Effective: Controlling the heart rate is an important part of treating atrial fibrillation. This can be done with a calcium channel blocker, such as diltiazem or verapamil, or a beta-blocker. Also important is anticoagulation, and consideration of restoring sinus rhythm. ...Read more

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Is Diltiazem HCL 240 MG CAP the same as Diltiazem HCL 240 MG ER CD CAP?

Is Diltiazem HCL 240 MG CAP the same as Diltiazem HCL 240 MG ER CD CAP?

It is the same: drug/medication but the ER indicates the second pill is extended release. This formulation would allow the same 240 mg to be slowly released over the course of a day; one would only need to take it once a day. In the first pill, the 240 mg would need to be spread out over the day, typically 60 mg four times a day (every 6 hours). Most prefer the once a day formulation. Stay well:) ...Read more