Cardizem (diltiazem) could be a Ca channel blocker. It works by quiet the muscles of your heart and blood vessels.
Cardizem is employed to treat high blood pressure (high blood pressure). it should be used alone or together withalternative high vital sign medications.
Cardizem is additionally wont to treat chronic stable angina (chest pain) and angina because of arteria coronariaspasm.
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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Cardizem: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
heart problems - shortness of breath (even with mild exertion), swelling, rapid weight gain;
iver problems - nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
severe skin reaction - fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Common Cardizem side effects may include:
Dosage must be adjusted to each patient's needs. Starting with 30 mg four times daily, before meals and at bedtime, dosage should be increased gradually (given in divided doses three or four times daily) at 1- to 2-day intervals until optimum response is obtained. Although individual patients may respond to any dosage level, the average optimum dosage range appears to be 180 to 360 mg/day. There are no available data concerning dosage requirements in patients with impaired renal or hepatic function. If the drug must be used in such patients, titration should be carried out with particular caution.