Cardizem (Diltiazem Hydrochloride)
Diltiazem is a prescription medication that is used to treat high blood pressure and to control chest pain. Diltiazem belongs to the class of medications called calcium-channel blockers. This medication works by relaxing the blood vessels in the body and heart so the heart does not have to pump as hard which lowers the heart rate. It also helps the blood flow more easily. Diltiazem is taken before meals and at bedtime usually three to four times a day.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the generic Diltiazem from Canada also called Apo-Diltiaz manufactured by Apotex and Teva-Diltiazem by Teva. It is available in the strength of 30 mg and 60 mg tablets.
Cardizem Side Effects
The common side effects of Diltiazem may include constipation, dizziness, flushing, headache, lightheadedness, nausea and weakness.
Talk to your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• Dark urine;
• Mental or mood changes;
• New or worsening symptoms of heart failure;
• Persistent nausea or vomiting;
• Severe stomach or abdominal pain;
• Slow or irregular heartbeat;
• Unusual dreams;
• Yellowing eyes or skin
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further questions or concerns.
You should not take Diltiazem if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. This medication may make you dizzy. Alcohol and marijuana can make you dizzier. You should not drive, use machinery or do any activity that requires you to be alert. Limit alcoholic beverages. Diltiazem should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. This medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding.
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The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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