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Medicine For Diltiazem Allergy
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.....?
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
Verapamil or diltiazem? Which drug would be a better choice treating supraventricular tachicardy absence of adenosin and why?
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
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
Is there any easy safe way to prepare diltiazem cream from the pills? The cream is not available in my country and its not allowed to buy drugs online
Not to my knowledge: As transdermal preparations are very different from oral. ...Read more
Have avg of 20k PVCs a day all tests are normal (Echo, etc). Beta blockers don't work. EP wants to try Diltiazem. How will this drug help with PVCs?
Anti-arrhythmic: This medication is an anti arrhythmia medication ...Read more
Colon dr wrote me diltiazem gel in petroleum base 2% but pharmacies never heard of this drug. Is this available or need to be compounded? Any feedback
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
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
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
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
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
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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If you are experiencing high BP and symptoms, please seek care from the ED. ...Read more
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
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
Gel or paste: They are similar and should have the same effect ...Read more
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
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