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22 year-old woman is 59" and 85 pounds, found to have osteoporosis, and despite not having any eating problems, cannot gain weight to get back.....?

22 year-old woman is 59" and 85 pounds, found to have osteoporosis, and despite not having any eating problems, cannot gain weight to get back.....?

Osteoporosis: Your weight is ideal but not osteoporosis, have yourself examined for any other secondary reason for osteoporosis and get it treated. ...Read more

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Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is the drug cartia xt (diltiazem) used for?

What is the drug cartia xt (diltiazem) used for?

Blood pressure: It is long acting medication used for BP control. Also used for heart rate control. ...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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What does the "cd" in "diltiazem cd" stand for? What does this drug do?

What does the "cd" in "diltiazem cd" stand for? What does this drug do?

Controlled Delivery: Diltiazem is available in many different forms and has several brand and generic names. The “CD” following diltiazem stands for Controlled Delivery, which has an extended duration of action. For example, Diltiazem CD only needs to be taken once a day, while other formulations may need to be taken twice daily.
Diltiazem can be used to treat high blood pressure and abnormal heart rates and rhythms ...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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I started taking diltiazem for A Fib. Is it normal for the medicine to make you feel tired and dizzy? Or do I need a lower dose. Taking 240mg 24hr ER

I started taking diltiazem for A Fib. Is it normal for the medicine to make you feel tired and dizzy? Or do I need a lower dose. Taking 240mg 24hr ER

Yes: Any anti arrhythmic or rate lowering medication can have the side effects that you described. Talk to your electrophysiologist/cardiologist about it. If you have paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, a "pill in the pocket" approach might work better for you. ...Read more

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What if any is the difference between Diltiazem we and Diltiazem cd?

Pharmacokinetics: CArdizem CD basically is long acting. Typically this form is to be taken once/day as it is supposed to give you coverage for 24 hours. The other one, by "we" I think you mean short-acting Cardizem (typically comes in 30 mg and 60 mg tablets), is short-acting, and faster acting, but out of systems usually within 6 hrs, so in some cases can be give three or 4 times/day. Active ingredient same. ...Read more

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Can diltiazem increase my a fibs?

No: Either you have atrial fibrillation or you don't. You can't "increase" it. However, your heart rate may speed up or slow down dramatically w/o any reason. Diltiazem, a non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker, keeps your heart from beating too fast, same as beta blockers. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take diltiazem with cialis?

Is it okay to take diltiazem with cialis?

Cialis and diltiazem: The answer to your question is "yes". The only medication you cannot take with Cialis is nitroglycerin, as it causes low BP when it is taken with cialis. ...Read more

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Could you take diltiazem and taztia xt together?

Could you take diltiazem and taztia xt together?

Why?: They're the same drug. Why would you want to do that? Would you take St. Joseph's Aspirin and Bayer (aspirin) Aspirin together? ...Read more

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Are there any interactions between Petadolex and Diltiazem?

Are there any interactions between Petadolex and Diltiazem?

Unlikely: Petadolex is purified butterbur, and is not likely to cause problems with metabolism of a calcium channel blocker in most patients. Am unaware of any issues secondary to this combination, unless there is a rare cytochrome mutation which would affect metabolism in the liver, well under 5% of all patients. So, do not worry. ...Read more

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Diltiazem gel safe while nursing?

Diltiazem gel safe while nursing?

Unknown: There is not enough information on even oral diltiazem, let alone gel. The 2% gel used for anal fissure, maybe absorbed systemically however is unreliable, unlikely to be significant and will vary from dose to dose. ...Read more

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Can Diltiazem cause decreased libido?

Not likely: Almost any drug can cause almost any side effect. But clinical experience & data collection tell us which side effects are common, or uncommon. Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker which relaxes the walls of blood vessels, lowering blood pressure. It also has effects on heart rhythm. Erectile dysfunction is possible, although in some studies the drug had no effect or even improved erections. ...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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Diltiazem gel for anal fiissure - is long term use ok?

Diltiazem gel for anal fiissure - is long term use ok?

Probably: The studies that showed effectiveness of Diltiazem ointment for anal fissures generally used twice daily application for 6-8 weeks to watch for acute healing of the fissure. Patients that did not respond were offered other proven treatments, usually surgery. No large studies have looked at safety for long term use but oral Diltiazem is often used as long term therapy for high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can you send me a prescription for diltiazem 2% gel please?

Can you send me a prescription for diltiazem 2% gel please?

Mgt: More information is needed in order to do this.
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If you are experiencing high BP and symptoms, please seek care from the ED. ...Read more

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Kindly explain me what are the side effects of diltiazem & verapamil?

Kindly explain me what are the side effects of diltiazem & verapamil?

Check online referen: Diltiazem & verapamil are 2 calcium channel blockers used to lower blood pressure & possibly control your heart rate. If your BP is too low or heart rate is too slow, you might feel weak & faint. These medications can also cause constipation. Check out online. Epocrates. Com & drugs. Com for more info regarding any medication. Ask pharmacist as well as prescribing physician why this particular drug. ...Read more

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How many times have you seen Stevens-Johnson syndrome caused by prescribed Diltiazem?

How many times have you seen Stevens-Johnson syndrome caused by prescribed Diltiazem?

Very rare: The syndrome alone is very rare - one person per million kinda rare. Can occur with any drug but usually a sulfa based drug and very very rare with diltiazem. Probably would have to do a world litature search to find even a few cases related to this drug. ...Read more

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Can sick sinus syndrome be CAUSED by a years use of diltiazem on and off. And prolonged stress?

Can sick sinus syndrome be CAUSED by a years use of diltiazem on and off. And prolonged stress?

No: Diltiazem can exacerbate the impaired cardiac conduction associated with SSS but it doesn't cause it and the effect rapidly wears off when you stop it. ...Read more

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Doc suggested to take diltiazem to control symtoms of mvp. Feel like my BP got low. What should I do?

Doc suggested to take diltiazem to control symtoms of mvp. Feel like my BP got low. What should I do?

MVP: As long as you are feeling fine, you can continue to take diltiazem. It's expected to lower your bp. But if you are feeling unwell (dizzy, lightheaded, etc), then check with your doctor whether to decrease the dose or switch to another medication. ...Read more