Cardizem CD (Diltiazem CD) is used for the treatment of high blood pressure and to prevent chest pain. Diltiazem CD belongs to the class of mediations called calcium-channel blockers. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so blood can flow more easily and the heart does not have to pump so hard. This will lower your blood pressure, which will help prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems. Cardizem CD is taken with or without food usually once daily or as directed by your doctor.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Cardizem CD from Canada by Valeant and New Zealand by Sanofi Aventis. The generic Diltiazem CD also called MAR-Diltiazem T comes from Canada manufactured by Marcan. This medication is available in the strength of 120mg, 180 mg, 240mg 300 mg and 360 mg tablets and capsules.
The common side effects of Cardizem CD may include constipation, dizziness, flushing, headache, lightheadedness, nausea and weakness.
Inform your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• Dark urine;
• Mental or mood changes;
• Persistent nausea or vomiting;
• Severe stomach or abdominal pain;
• Slow or irregular heartbeat;
• Swelling ankles or feet;
• Unusual dreams;
• Unusual or sudden weight gain;
• Unusual tiredness;
• 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 concerns or questions.
You should not take Cardizem CD if you are allergic to Diltiazem 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. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana. Cardizem CD should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. This medication passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing infant. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding.