What are the differences between Cardizem LA, Cardizem CD and Diltiazem HCL SA?
Asked by Liberty Laspina 3 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 Chad Possick 3 months ago.
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Do any 1 knows if?
Cardizem la causes low potassium
Asked by Cammie Lessmann 3 months ago.
Yes. It doesn't. Answered by Emilee Threat 3 months ago.
To my knowledge Cardizem usually has no impact on potassium levels, although there is a slight chance that it may increase the amount of potassium in your body. Answered by Judy Cyler 3 months ago.
not that im aware of. Answered by Lou Cills 3 months ago.
What is Cardizem LA to treat?
Is this med used to treat high BP or high colestoral
Asked by Mariella Biegel 3 months ago.
Cardizem or diltiazam is administered in an an intensive care setting when given IV. It is given to slow the heart rate when is it beating too fast. A heart that beats too fast will not allow the heart to be adequately filled thus perfusion is less and in return to the entire body and to each organ there is lack of enough oxygen and blood flow. When cardizem is given in this situation it acts by decreasing the contractility by inhibiting calcium ion influx across cardiac and smooth muscle cells.Thus decreasing cardiac oxygen demand dilating coronary & peripheral arteries. To put it in a nut shell it decreases the work load on the heart by dilating blood vessels and lowering the pressure. A larger pipe will have less pressure, a smaller pipe will have greater pressure. High blood pressure causes the heart to work very hard. Its seen given more for cardiac problems. Given for angina,Prinzmetals, as well as for hypertension. Remember to check your pulse rate and blood pressure prior to your dose. If your heart rate is below 60 or your blood pressure is < 100 systolic...call your physician's office and let them know whats going on. The doctor may make adjustments on your medications.k. stay well & use wisdom. The man upstairs has a purpose 4 you still. =) Answered by Silas Otero 3 months ago.
How long after stopping Cardizem LA will symptoms return?
I am on a 180 mg dose.
Asked by Flo Verkamp 3 months ago.
21 year old male. Prescribed Cardizem LA for tachardia and have been taking it for 3 weeks. However...the doctor thinks that the tachardia was due to cocaine use and that the tachardia should not return. I am stopping the medication tonight...if the symptoms return...how long should i expect it to take before the symptoms resurface? The doctor said to call him back if the symptoms return. Answered by Edmundo Hadsell 3 months ago.
A 360 mg dose of Cardizem LA has a half life of approximately 6 to 9 hours. So in the next day, the effects of cardizem will be negligible. Hope it helps some. Answered by Paulene Chuba 3 months ago.
I am taking a blood pressure medication called cardizem la...will it show up as an unknown in a drug test?
When I go to take my blood/urine drug test, I do not want to inform them that I am taking the cardizem la. If I take the drug test with the cardizem in my system, will it alert them that something is in my system?
Asked by Dennise Stagnaro 3 months ago.
I think if you are taking a pre-employment test, the test will be specific to street drugs and legal controlled substances, like narcotics and simulants, etc. Cardizem is a calcium channel blocker (I take it, too), which is not in any of these classes of drugs, so you should be all right. In fact, if this is a pre-employment drug test, I think it's illegal for you to be tested except for street drugs and legal controlled substances. I am going on memory here, so don't proceed solely on my answer, but I think with all the new regulations on privacy protection about health information (HIPAA) that the employer would be on some dangerous turf legally to peer into all of the non-psychotrophic meds that their workers are taking via a urine test. I also think that the way the labs do these tests they have to specifically test for things to find them. Doubtful your employer would want to pay extra for a test that would find this med, which is a really common blood pressure med. Hope that helps. PS to Mr. Know_ there is a lot of job discrimination in hiring for pre-existing health conditions, and this drug is used for high bp, heart disease, etc. This person may have a condition he's managing that he doesn't want his employer to know, and which they do not have a right to know if it doesn't affect his qualifications for the job, otherwise. But they could discriminate, if they think it will raise their health insurance premiums. BIG ISSUE in busienss today. Read up on that, if you're in the job market, yourself! Answered by Wonda Laws 3 months ago.
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I dont know whether it would show up or not, but I fail to understand why should you hide this fact. There is no law against taking cardio vascular drugs,in any part of the world.Then what is the reason you want to hide the fact. In my opinion,rather you should volunteer and declare yourself. Answered by Emilee Esquibel 3 months ago.
before you take the drug test you have to tell them what meds you are taking so that they will no that your doctor put you on it Answered by Davina Stokley 3 months ago.
I don't believe so because that is not the kind of drugs they are screening for. Answered by Annabelle Wyles 3 months ago.
Cardizem la...will i be on this medication forever?
should I even be on this medication since I have perfect blood pressure and resting pulse?
Asked by Suzan Lascano 3 months ago.
I was diagnosed with heart palpitations after cocaine use. I am a 21 year old male in otherwise excellent shape. When I have the palpitations, my heart does not speed up, it just beats harder and it can be annoying when trying to sleep. The cardiologist said my echocardiogram was completely normal and that my stress test on the treadmill was very good. He just said that I should run more often so that my heart can become more efficient. He also had me wear a holter monitor and he said there were no arrythmias to be concerned with. He perscribed 180mg of cardizem la for my heart palpitations. I dont know if the medication is working or if its getting better on its own. I dont know what is going on. But my question is...will I have to be on this medicine forever? My cardiologist suspects 3-6 months tops on the medication is all I will have to do. What are your experiences? ALSO... If I do come off the medication..do I have to wean off? Answered by Carlos Kumm 3 months ago.
Cocaine use can seriously mess with the electrical activity of your heart. It does so by affecting the influx/outflux of calcium in the heart muxcle cells. Cardizem is a calcium channel antagonist. I hope you have stopped the cocaine, and I suspect your cardiologist is just being cautious. If your cocaine use has ceased there is no reason you should not be able to discontinue. You do not need to wean off this class of drugs. Answered by Dovie Roen 3 months ago.
Would Cardizem LA and Phentermine and stress mess with my cycle? I am 6 days late.?
The diet pill I am taking is Phentermine, and the blood pressure pill is Cardizem LA. Can that mess with my menstral cycle? I am 6 days late, and I have taken 3 tests, all negative.
Asked by Lurline Reiser 3 months ago.
Neither one of those medicines should cause you to miss your menstral cycle. If you are on birth control you might want to check out the website below (the Cardizem and Phentermine aren't on the list of drugs that interact with birth control). One word of advise, losing weight does increase the fertility of a woman. (you can check out that website as well) Stress can cause a women to miss her menstral cycle. Answered by Erline Simard 3 months ago.
I am also taking phentermine and the same thing happens to me. I asked my doctor and she said that might happen and that it might make me irritable sometimes. But if you are planning on having a baby I know that Phentermine can cause infertility. Answered by Raelene Serratos 3 months ago.
im not sure what the rest of all u mentioned is,,,,, but YES ,,,,,, stress will definately mess with ur period Answered by Orlando Kasprak 3 months ago.
Does Cardizem LA contain a diuretic?
Asked by Annelle Haacke 3 months ago.
Cardizem LA is long acting (LA) diltiazem, a calcium channel blocker. Answered by Melisa Wasp 3 months ago.
i am sorry but the only word in there i know is does la contain a. Answered by Talitha Abeln 3 months ago.
Short answer..no. Answered by Mariko Doig 3 months ago.
Intense physical activity with Cardizem LA?
Is it ok to engage in intense physical activity while taking 180mg of cardizem?
Asked by Ida Sejkora 3 months ago.
It largely depends on your physical condition. You really need to discuss this with your cardiologist. He/She will be able to actually assess you and give you your guidelines. Without knowing your background or being able to physically assess you, it is something that would not be safe to advise you on here. I'm sorry this isn't what you are looking for, but I want patient safety. I want you to be safe and healthy, give the doc a call! Take care!!! Answered by Lanette Morawa 3 months ago.
Listen to Sandy. Odds are the Doctor is going to tell you mild exercise. Answered by Hildegarde Lavan 3 months ago.
Cardizem LA. Have you ever come off of this medication and then had your symptoms come back?
Has anybody ever been on Cardizem LA...had your symptoms go away...and then your doctor pulled you off the medicine...only to have your symptoms come back? I was told I shouldnt have to take this medication forever. Was wondering what everyone else's experiences were.
Asked by Angle Tsu 3 months ago.
Hi ST4 I dont know drugs, but I looked up the issue and it's for angina and HBP. The issue with drugs is that it suppresses the issue deeper into the body. I'm not so much concerned about the side effects because the suppression on the issue is much more detrimental. We are trained to take a pill and all is better, but we have to assist our bodies in letting nature heal the issue. Drugs surpress the issue and it's much more diffecult to heal the problem Here are some ideas on how to heal the heart. Causes of Heart Disease There are numerous causes of heart disease. These include poor diet, nutritional deficiencies, lack of exercise, smoking, genetic predisposition, chronic infection, chronic inflammation, anxiety, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, insulin resistance, obesity, stress, gum (periodontal) disease, mercury and other environmental toxins, poverty, and oxidized cholesterol. But the most important and usually undiagnosed cause of most types of heart disease is vulnerable plaque. Quick Action Plan for Preventing and Treating Heart Disease 1. Since up to 50 percent of heart disease cases can strike without any warning symptoms, it’s important to regularly be screened for signs of heart disease. In addition to conventional heart disease signals, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol and triglyceride levels, have your health care provider also screen you for markers such as C-reactive protein, homocysteine, fibrinogen, lipoprotein(a), glucose, insulin, and iron. 2. Also be sure to be screened for vulnerable plaque, which is the primary cause of 85 percent of all cases of heart disease. Effective screening tools for vulnerable plaque include ultra-high-speed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and darkfield microscropy. 3. You should also be screened for infectious agents such as Chlamydia, Helicobacter pylori, cytomegalovirus (CMV), and the herpes family of retroviruses 4. Oxidized cholesterol, rather than elevated cholesterol levels by themselves, is another primary factor in most cases of heart disease, and therefore should also be screened for. 5. A healthy diet is essential for a healthy heart. Emphasize a diet rich in organic whole foods, especially plenty of fresh, raw fruits and vegetables, oats, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and organic, free-range poultry and wild-caught, cold water fish, such as halibut, mackerel, orange roughy, and salmon (avoid farm raised salmon). Beans and legumes are also advisable due to their high fiber content. Throughout the day, drink plenty of pure, filtered water, and avoid drinking—as well as bathing, and showering in—unfiltered tap water, because tap water contains heavy metals and pesticide residues that can contribute to and worsen heart disease. Also be sure to regularly use healthy oils such as extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, flaxseed oil, and fish oils for the essential fatty acids they contain. 6. Useful nutritional supplements for protecting your heart include beta carotene; vitamins B3 (niacin), B6, B12, C, and E; folic acid; the minerals calcium, chromium, magnesium, potassium, and selenium; the amino acids L-arginine, L-lysine, L-proline, and L-carnitine; coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10); and proanthrocyanidin (PCA). 7. Useful herbs include foxglove, garlic, ginkgo biloba, ginger, hawthorn berry, linden flower, and motherwort. 8. Be sure to engage in a regular exercise program that combines aerobic exercise and strength training. For best result, devote 30 minutes three times per week to aerobic exercise, and 45 minutes twice a week for strength training. 9. Learn how to properly manage stress. Useful stress reduction techniques include biofeedback training, meditation, and yoga. 10. If you smoke, stop immediately. Also avoid all exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke, and minimize your exposure to environmental pollutants. Best of health to you Answered by Galen Matter 3 months ago.
Some of my patients have gotten off the Cardizem LA but it was replaced with something else to control the blood pressure and heart rhythm. It is not reccomended to just stop this drug and that is it. It won't cure the underlying problem so other meds need to replace it usually. Please check with a cardiologist since they specialize in these conditions and the treatments. I have had patients whos symptoms did come back after stopping this med though. Answered by Robbin Fust 3 months ago.