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Verapamil Vs Diltiazem
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
Verapamil or diltiazem? Which drug would be a better choice treating supraventricular tachicardy absence of adenosin and why?
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 has reasonable group overview. Be aware: all the calcium channel blockers, except amlodipine (neutral), in outcome tracking 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
What's better for Prinzmetals Angina, Verapamil or Diltiazem? How much better? What's correlation w migraine? Does treating one resolve other?
I'm taking verapamil for SVT & mild hypertension. How does it differ from diltiazem? Diltiazem seems to have less serious possible side effects.
Good drungs: Both are good medicines for svta and have similar mechanism of action. Check with your physician if you like it changed. ...Read more
How do Diltiazem, Verapamil and Nifedipine differ? Do they all do the same thing and work the same way as it relates to vasodilation and vasospasm?
Same but different: All 3 are calcium channel blockers but are chemically different with different side effects, doses, and durations. Nifedipine is in the dihydropyridine class and the other two are not. Nifedipine doesn't affect conduction but the other 2 do. For more details, see: http://www. Differencebetween. Net/science/health/drugs-health/differences-between-dihydropyridine-and-nondihydropyridine/ ...Read more
Verapamil: Intralesional verapamil injections are often used in the office for difficult to manage peyronie's plaques. The therapy requires weekly injections for at least six weeks. Between 25-35% of patients will find some relaxation of their plaques and some straightening of the penis over time. Having said this, is not a great therapeutic option. It is one of the few non-surgical options. ...Read more
Alcohol & meds/drugs: It is strongly recommended that you not drink alcohol with adizem (diltiazem, a calcium-channel blocker). Alcohol affects how fast the medication is released from the capsule, according the prescribing information. Given that you are taking this for cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure or heart health reasons), it would make sense not to put yourself in danger because you consumed alcohol. ...Read more
Bb and ca blockers: You can but it may cause decrease in heart rate. Personally I only combine them in some occasions such as uncontrolled heart rate with atrial fib. For svt and you being quite young likely having a high sympathetic tone with high elevations of heart rate your doctor had to end up giving combo pills. The alternatives are not many but ablation may be an option. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: These meds are used together routinely.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Grapefruit and Meds: Grapefruit, unfortunately, interferes with the mechanism of many medications. It is not unusual to be told to avoid grapefruit when on any number of medications. This is a true and real recommendation from your pharmacist. ...Read more
Yes, however....: This combination of medicines both affect heart rate as they both target the av node. Many times serial ekgs will be used to make sure you are tolerating this combination. I will say that this combination (especially immediate release diltiazem) is unusual. ...Read more
Equal dose?: You are comparing apples, losartan (L), with oragnes, Diltiazem (D). Both lower blood pressure and so by different means. Instead of focusing on the dose, in mg, one should focus on how well one's blood pressure is controlled and the any adverse side effects. Speak to your physician (P), as your P knows the you best of all. ...Read more
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
Verapamil: If its short acting verapamil, about 2 to 3 days tops to get levels down. If its sustained release verapamil, then 5 or more days could be required to get the side effects down. ...Read more
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
Three days: Roughly 3 days from starting therapy when you will see close to peak effect. Sometimes even as short as 24 to 48 hours though. ...Read more
What to do if I have been prescribed verapamil tablets can you tell me if it is for use with headaches?
Yes: It's prescribed for migraines among other things. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a verapamil overdose? Would it be immediately apparent upon presentation to an ER?
Subtle: I'm wondering why you ask. Without a history, the diagnosis simply won't be made and only supportive measures will be given. ...Read more
What's the maximum dose of 60mg Diltiazem per day? I'm on X 4 a day, but doc said increase because HR still over 100.
90 mg: Usually maximum dose is 90 mg x4 ...Read more