Cardizem SR dosing, indications and interactionsChemical Name: Diltiazem (dil-TYE-a-zem)
Cardizem SR (Diltiazem SR)
It is a nondihydropyridine calcium channel blocker. It is used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure), angina pectoris (chest pain) and some type of cardiac arrhythmias. Diltiazem SR acts on the smooth muscles of the blood vessels and dilates them resulting in an easier flow along with lowering of the blood pressure. These effects of Diltiazem cause a reduction in the rate, strength and conduction speed of the heart leading to prevention of strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. SR used with the name of Diltiazem stands for "sustained release," which means that the effect of the drug is sustained for 12 hours, i.e., its dose is given twice a day.
Diltiazem is available in the market under different names according to its manufacturers. So, buy Cardizem SR 90 or SR 60 or SR 120, easily from an authentic online pharmacy such as Canada Pharmacy.
- Diltiazem SR 60mg
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Diltiazem must be taken according to the prescription. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, crush, break or open the capsule as that may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time which may lead to adverse effects. The doctor should only do alterations in the dosage. Do not stop, increase or decrease the prescribed dose yourself. Consult your physician for modifications.
Before starting your treatment with Diltiazem, the physician must be aware of certain factors pertaining to the patient, to ensure safe administration of Diltiazem. These factors include;
- Very low blood pressure
- Had a recent heart attack
- Congestive heart failure
- A serious heart condition
- Already taking digoxin or a beta-blocker
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
Side effects encountered with the usage of Diltiazem are listed below. The physician should immediately be consulted on the development of these adverse effects.
- Confusion, hallucinations, abnormal dreams, mental depression, mood changes
- Loss of memory
- Unusual or uncontrolled movements
- Nausea, vomiting
- Slow heartbeat
- Dizziness and lightheadedness
- Loss of appetite
- Ringing or other persistent noise in ears
- Weight gain
- Rash or an itchy or prickly sensation
- Weakness, tiredness
- Flushing or swelling
- Diarrhea or Constipation
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