What are the differences between Cardizem LA, Cardizem CD and Diltiazem HCL SA?
Asked by Ruby Shomaker 6 months ago.
Cardizem LA, Cardizem CD and diltiazem HCl SA are essentially the same thing. They are used to treat high blood pressure, angina (cardiac chest pressure) and certain cardiac irregularities. Diltiazem, a calcium channel blocker (CCB), is the generic name for the drug. One company sells it as Cardizem CD, another as Cardizem LA. There is also a formulation callled Cardizem SR. Diltiazem is a three time a day medication unless it is formulated to be released slowly over 24 hours. When this is the case, it is once daily and bears the CD, LA, SR or SA designation. These stand for phrases like long-acting and slow release. Technically, there may be trivial distinctions between the different slow release mechanisms, but from a practical standpoint, they should be considered identical. Answered by Tommye Tyrone 6 months ago.
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What happens when a doctor prescribes cardizem to a 62 yr old man with normal blood pressure?
Had heart attack caused by cardizem
Asked by Ma Toepfer 6 months ago.
Brand name: Cardizem Pronounced: CAR-di-zem Generic name: Diltiazem hydrochloride Other brand names: Cardizem CD, Cardizem SR, Dilacor XR, Tiazac Why is this drug prescribed? Cardizem and Cardizem CD (a controlled release form of diltiazem) are used in the treatment of angina pectoris (chest pain usually caused by lack of oxygen to the heart due to clogged arteries) and chronic stable angina (caused by exertion). Cardizem CD is also used to treat high blood pressure. Another controlled release form, Cardizem SR, is used only in the treatment of high blood pressure. Cardizem, a calcium channel blocker, dilates blood vessels and slows the heart to reduce blood pressure and the pain of angina. Doctors sometimes prescribe Cardizem for loss of circulation in the fingers and toes (Raynaud's phenomenon), for involuntary movements (tardive dyskinesia), and to prevent heart attack. Tiazac and Dilacor XR are used in the treatment of high blood pressure and chronic stable angina. They may be taken alone or combined with other blood pressure medications. What side effects may occur? Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Cardizem. •More common side effects may include: Abnormally slow heartbeat (more common with Cardizem SR and Cardizem CD), dizziness, fluid retention, flushing (more common with Cardizem SR and Cardizem CD), headache, nausea, rash, weakness •Less common or rare side effects may include: Abnormal dreams, allergic reaction, altered way of walking, amnesia, anemia, angina (severe chest pain), blood disorders, congestive heart failure, constipation, cough, depression, diarrhea, difficulty sleeping, drowsiness, dry mouth, excessive urination at night, eye irritation, fainting, flu symptoms, hair loss, hallucinations, heart attack, high blood sugar, hives, impotence, increased output of pale urine, indigestion, infection, irregular heartbeat, itching, joint pain, labored breathing, loss of appetite, low blood pressure, low blood sugar, muscle cramps, nasal congestion or inflammation, nervousness, nosebleed, pain, personality change, pounding heartbeat, rapid heartbeat, reddish or purplish spots on skin, ringing in ears, sexual difficulties, skin inflammation/flaking or peeling, sensitivity to light, sleepiness, sore throat, taste alteration, thirst, tingling or pins and needles, tremor, vision changes, vomiting, welts, weight increase Answered by Danae Bethoney 6 months ago.
The American Heart Association set new guidelines for normal B/P ranges and 120/90 is too high. They want to see an average pressure of 117/68. So, your B/P of 120/90 is too high and 100/50 is okay. Please remember that B/P fluctuates throughout the day and night and throughout your lifetime. B/Ps are typically lower in the morning and higher in the late afternoon/early evening. And the average B/P for a healthy 5-year-old is very different from that of a healthy 15-year-old and a healthy 75-year-old. B/P is affected by stress. Stress comes in many forms. Even Illness, strong emotions and obesity are forms of stress on the body. Pretty much everything is a form of stress. And stress can, at times, be a good thing. So "stress" is a general, catch-all word. Yes, of course you experience stress whether or not you know it when you see it. An isolated reading of 120/90 may not be significant. High or low blood pressure is generally determined by what the values are consistently. Spot checks won't establish a baseline unless done in a specific way. Check your B/P with the same equipment on 3 different days and at 3 different times of day (Morning, mid day and night). You'll get a much better idea of what your baseline B/P is and how it rates according to the AHA. Answered by Nu Shau 6 months ago.
High blood pressure is not the only reason Cardizem can be prescribed. It does have other uses. Who told you Cardizem caused the heart attack? I have never heard of that. Answered by Sigrid Millier 6 months ago.
I was diagnosed with A-Fib (29/m), with prev. cardiac ablation for atrial flutter. Cardizem CD?
I read the side effects which sound quite dramatic, including death so I've been to afraid to take this medication. I can't get into my cardiologist until January. I was wondering if anyone else has taken Cardizem CD (generic ver.)
Asked by Mana Shafran 6 months ago.
Cardizem is quite a safe drug as long as its not combined with beta blocker. It will slow your pulse rate. Answered by Kecia Siurek 6 months ago.
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Cardizem cd: what does controled delivery mean?
Are cardizem and cardizem cd exactly ine and the same medicine but with different ways of delivery?
Asked by Chauncey Matas 6 months ago.
It means that the dose of cardizem is delivered over 24 hours. With regular cardizem, the dose is taken 4 times a day. Answered by Truman Pettinato 6 months ago.
What is Cardizem ER and what does it do? What side effects?
I want to know everything I can about this medication.
Asked by Raven Mckerley 6 months ago.
There is an Cardizem CD and LA but not an ER. A cardiac medicine that is used for chronic stable angina. vasospastic angina, hypertension and other heart conditions. SIde effects are listed in the drug sheets given to you with the med if you got it. Otherwise, serious reactions: slow heart beat AV block arrhythmias, low BP syncope, CHF, swelling, constipation, heartburn, rash, elevated liver enzymes. Google it and you will get more information on it. But beware the sites you use. Some are just plain wrong. Answered by Galina Hedstrom 6 months ago.
Is diltiaz er 180/24 the same as cardizem cd 180?
Asked by Tesha Schleining 6 months ago.
Both brands are the same medicine viz. Diltiazem (generic name). Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Diltiazem is in a class of medications called calcium-channel blockers. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard. It also increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart. The main side effects of Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) include constipation, swelling (edema), and a slow heart rate (only with the non-dihydropyridine types). Answered by Shara Gandeza 6 months ago.
Diltiazem Cd Vs Er Answered by Kelsey Costanzi 6 months ago.
Cardiologists? Sotalol question....?
@ Smith: Right, right, right, right and right. I agree with everything you said. :) Thank you so much for your time in answering my question that I can now see was very hard to read through. It's just been so many dang years and so many misdiagnoses or no diagnosis at all.....I'm just kind of lost. I also...
Asked by Zenaida Clinch 6 months ago.
Just the facts, folks. I'm a 38 y/o F. I started having chest pain in my early 20's. Always in the middle of the night...woke me up. Blazing pain that radiated to my jaw, left arm and between my shoulder blades. Every EKG was abnormal, even before the chest pain started. Palpitations, PVC's, ST depression, "cannot rule out ischemia," "LVH," "consider right atrial enlargement.....not a single doc took me seriously. I was either "too young to have a heart problem" or "have you fainted? No? It won't kill you then" or "muscle spasm" or my favorite...one doc tested me for alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency b/c of the shortness of breath. No one believed it was my heart. Fast forward 15 years or so, everything was worse. Palpitations were intolerable and constant, chest pain was in the morning but no longer as early, multiple symptomatic PVC's (Holter results) flunked a stress test, v tach (120+ at rest). The stress test was what got my doc to send me to a cardio (what a concept!) I was on Cardizem CD 240 b.i.d. for four months and completely disfunctional. Limp as a rag, bp too low and hr out of control. Tried to have a CTA but like I said, bp was too low and I was tachy so there wasn't anything alse they could give me to slow my hr down. Scrapped that. Went in for a cath 4 days later. On the table I had a run of a-fib. I don't know if it was provoked (drug induced) or not. I don't think it was. Doc took me off the Cardizem and kept me in the hospital while he initiated the sotalol 80 mg. b.i.d. Within a week I was a different person and have been since.....7 months ago. He told me in the hospital and at the follow up that I have a "congenital electrical conduction problem." Unfortunately, he moved his practice to another town shortly thereafter. I'm on cardio #2 now. I love my sotalol and that was really my fear....that new guy would take me off it. He made it pretty clear he wasn't keen on it and scheduled a stress test. I passed with flying colors. 12 minutes and 53 seconds. No arrythmia, shortness of breath (until I was actually jogging), I felt great. He was shocked at the results and then he made it clear that he doesn't like sotalol...he called it "Torsade-alol." Catchy. I knew he was referring to Torsades de Pointes. The only real problem with the stress test is that the sotalol is keeping my hr from rising during exertion. So my questions are: how common is Torsades? Also, I disagree completely with his dx.....Prinzmetal's. If anyone has any input at all about what I've said, please let me know. The sotalol WORKS. It has changed my life. Maybe there really isn't a direct question in here, but if anyone spots something and needs more info, I'm more than happy to answer further questions. This has just gone on so long, and I am absolutely grateful that I'm 95% better, but I wish I understood this better. Maybe I could put it to bed, so to speak. Also, EP's have been mentioned but only in passing. What I've gotten out of that is is that as long as the sotalol is working and I'm tolerating it ok, then just leave it alone. If anyone has any clue.....I think I've pointed out several things that speak against the dx of Prinzmetal's, but if I'm missing something let me know. Just confused, and thanks. Autumn Answered by Lucien Fishback 6 months ago.
@ Smith: Right, right, right, right and right. I agree with everything you said. :) Thank you so much for your time in answering my question that I can now see was very hard to read through. It's just been so many dang years and so many misdiagnoses or no diagnosis at all.....I'm just kind of lost. I also asked this question in the "health" category and I'm really interested in hearing different opinions, although they haven't differed much. It's just mind boggling to me that I'm finally GETTING opinions that are relevant. Thanks and God bless. Answered by Dane Kastanes 6 months ago.
Hello, It seems as though there is no functioning diagnosis here and medications have been based on what seems to me as trial and error. Cardizem as you may already know is a calcium channel blocker and quite frankly (well at least in the way I've learnt to do things) isn't first line especially if Beta-blockers have not been tried first. Quite frankly Non-specific Beta-blockers are known to induce hyperkalemia (too much potassium) which i don't quite think as an association with Torsades...but then again you are on Sotalol which is a beta blocker of its own kind as it also blocks potassium channels and creates a scenario of effective hypokalemia (too little potassium) which can predispose to Torsardes. I'm yet to come across one personally but that doesn't mean Torsades isn't common or uncommon. According to objective data, there is a well documented association between Sotalol and Torsades but this isn't just a plain association because some of the patients were on other drugs that lowered potassium or already had low serum potassium; obviously further increasing the risk of Torsades in the patient. And also on the note of objective date, Torsades de pointes isn't very common. I will suggest seeing an Electrophysiologist (EP) also taking into consideration your cardiologist's recommendations so as to get a functioning diagnosis and guided therapy. Seeing as we are limited on your medical history [and I'm not asking for you to tell :-)] your baseline ECG of arrythmia at rest is more concerning than the thought of prinzmetal angina based on stereotypical history of it and also if it were, the cardizem should have helped somewhat but it didn't. OR You could accept the theory of sotalol works so stay it and just have your potassium levels under tight control. Good luck and remain in good health. Answered by Alexa Bert 6 months ago.
Hi :) I'm happy you are back and I hope you get well soon. Answered by Trinity Alejo 6 months ago.
Can I take Benadryl while taking Toprol XL?
Asked by Lorilee Jacobus 6 months ago.
No, you should not a drug interaction may occur. You should ask you local pharmacist what would be acceptable to take without having any type of drug interaction. Here are a list of medications (prescription & OTC) that should not be taken with Toprol XL... (Partial List) There are a number of medicines that may interact with Toprol-XL® (metoprolol succinate). Some Toprol-XL drug interactions can involve medications such as: Reserpine Clonidine (Catapres®, Duraclon®) Amiodarone (Cordarone®) Cimetidine (Tagamet®) Fluoxetine (Prozac®) Paroxetine (Paxil®, Paxil CR®, Pexeva®) Bupropion (Wellbutrin®) Thioridazine (Mellaril®) Quinidine Propafenone (Rythmol®) Ritonavir (Norvir®) Diphenhydramine (Banophen®, Benadryl®) ************** Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil®) Terbinafine (Lamisil®) Calcium channel blockers, such as: o Amlodipine (Norvasc®) o Verapamil (Calan®, Isoptin®) o Verapamil Extended-Release (Calan® SR, Covera-HS®, Isoptin® SR, Verelan®, Verelan® PM) o Diltiazem (Cardizem®) o Diltiazem ER (Cardizem® CD, Cardizem® LA, Cardizem® SR, Dilacor XR®, Diltia XT™, Tiazac®) o Nifedipine (Adalat®, Procardia®) o Nifedipine ER (Adalat® CC, Procardia XL®) o Felodipine (Plendil®) o Nisoldipine (Sular®) o Isradipine (DynaCirc®) o Nicardipine (Cardene®) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Motrin®, Advil®), naproxen (Naprosyn®), naproxen sodium (Aleve®, Anaprox®, Naprelan®), diclofenac (Cataflam®, Voltaren®), indomethacin (Indocin®), nabumetone (Relafen®), oxaprozin (Daypro®), celecoxib (Celebrex®), meloxicam (Mobic®), etodolac (Lodine®), ketoprofen, ketorolac (Toradol®), and others Certain diabetes medicines, such as glyburide (DiaBeta®, Glynase®, Micronase®) Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), such as isocarboxazid (Marplan®), phenelzine (Nardil®), selegiline (Eldepryl®, EMSAM®), and tranylcypromine (Parnate®). Answered by Linwood Calvin 6 months ago.
Toprol Xl Interactions Answered by Arleen Gode 6 months ago.
I looked at the list of meds that you shouldn't take with Toprol. My daughter is on Toprol and she was recently given ibuprofen for an injury per the advise of her doctor. She took it for several days without complications. Why aren't you supposed to take it? Just wondering for future use. Answered by Romeo Guariglia 6 months ago.
And I take Norvasc with Toprol XL per doc? Answered by Gerald Foecking 6 months ago.
I wouldn't mess with anything till you know how you will react to the medication. Although if you are thinking of maybe a glass of wine once in a while you should be fine, but I would ask my doctor to make sure. Answered by Lorelei Fland 6 months ago.
Benadryl may raise your blood pressure. I would check with your Dr. first. Answered by Ione Rapkin 6 months ago.
Is diltiazem hci 240 mg has to be yaken only once a day/?
can it be taken more then once a day if blood pressure is still high?
Asked by Rosalina Carlis 6 months ago.
If you are taking the diltiazem only once a day, then you likely have an extended release formulation (such as Cardizem CD). The FDA's maximum approved dose is 480mg a day, so you COULD take it twice a day or, to make it even easier, just take two pills once a day. BUT, you should NEVER INCREASE YOUR DOSE OF MEDICINES WITHOUT CONSULTING WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST! All medicines have the potential to cause as much harm as good, and if you take too much diltiazem, you can cause low blood pressure or heart block, both of which can lead to dizziness or fainting or, at the very worst, death! Answered by Hanh Kieck 6 months ago.
The Diltiazem 240 is long acting (CD). It is usually taken once a day . Check your prescription and see your doctor if it is not controlling your blood pressure. This drug also slows your hear beat so be careful and only take as prescribed or you will end up with heart block and a pacemaker.There are other drugs that can be added such as ace inhibitors to help control BP too. Answered by Jonell Nashe 6 months ago.
IT CAN BE PRESCRIBED 2 TIMES A DAY BUT BE CAREFUL IT DOES CAUSE FLUID RETENTION Answered by Omega Marchi 6 months ago.