Chest Pain (Angina)

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Chest Pain (Angina) Overview

Angina, also known as angina pectoris, is chest pain or pressure, usually due to not enough blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina is usually due to obstruction or spasm of the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle.[1] Other causes include anemia, abnormal heart rhythms and heart failure. The main mechanism of coronary artery obstruction is atherosclerosis as part of coronary artery disease. The term derives from the Latin angere ("to strangle") and pectus ("chest"), ...

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What about my kidneys

My doctor gave me Raneza 500mg. I am worried because I have stage 4 Kidney disease. I also have a dizziness problem. Recently I fainted and had to go to the emergency room. I have had this dizziness problem for more than a year but cannot find out why it's happening. I also have angina. Raneza has given me very bad constipation. I am very worried for my kidneys. ## Ranexa is most commonly used to treat chronic angina, its typical side effects may include nausea, headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and seizures, so it may have caused your fainting spell. How long have you been taking it? Unfortunately, this medication has also been known to cause kidney failure in some people that take it, though it isn't a common occurrence.

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Diltiazem 120mg tablets vs capsules

Is there a difference between the drug Diltiazem 120mg taking tablets or capsules? ## Wow! Here was a really personal question, and I can't wait to see answers. I started taking 30 mg tablets three times a day for a total of 90 mg. When 120 mg capsules became available, I was switched to one a day. That dosage controlled my tachycardia well for some time, but then I was diagnosed with a defective aortic heart valve, and I rejected replacement, preferring to risk failure rather than accept the negative aspects of replacement. After continued control of tachycardia for a year or more, the episodes increased, and since I maintained refusal of valve replacement, my cardiologist, with some trepidation, increased the diltiazem to two times a day for a total of 240 mg a day. The episodes a...

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Please help: Dilt-CD 240mg capsule VERSUS Diltiazem ER (CD) 240mg Cap

Hello. Please help. I am responsible for my father's medication and I recently switched from community pharmacy to mail order. For years he has been taking Dilt-CD 240mg Capsule made by Apotex. The shipment just arrived and I received Diltiazem ER (CD) 240mg CAP (24hr) made by Actavis. Please can someone tell me if these are in fact the same thing only made by two different companies? Or, what I need to explain to the mail order company to have it fixed? I am concerned to give him this new medication, but he is out of his old pills. Thank you in advance for your information. ## Dilt-CD and Diltiazem ER are not the same thing. When the Cardizem LA which I was taking became unavailable, the pharmacy switched me to Diltiazem ER. The Diltiazem ER did not control my irregular heartbeat w...

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IMDUR 30 MG

to help chest pain ## wanting to understanding what this mediaction dose for me. and if it helps chest pain and or anziety and pania disorder ## I realy would like to know a hole lot about this drug. It was just percriped to me 06/19/05 for chest pain. And lowering Blood oresture. ## Imdur contains the active ingredient Isosorbide Mononitrate, it is used to help treat heart related chest pain, as well as to prevent it. Its typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, lowered heart rate, jaw pain, and bleeding gums. Gayla, have you been prescribed anything else? What dosage are you currently taking?

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What Is The Substitute Of Nicorandil

There's an Egyptian Nicorandil 20 mg double scored down to 5 mg named Randil ## Is there another tablet I could take instead of Nicorandil? I got terrible mouth ulcers and had them for months. ## Is there a substitute medicine for Nicorandil-5 that's available in Dubai? Please advise. ## Were you able to find a substitute for Nicorandil 5 in Dubai? Please let me know. I'm looking for the same here in Dubai, for my mom who takes this medicine and who is here on visit.

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Switched from nadolol to diltizem CD 120mg

I've had severe weight gain after being on nadolol for 2 years without success in diet plans. Dr switched me to diltizem CD 120 mg at bedtime. My heart rate was up to 100-110 today (I just started it last night and stopped the nadolol). How long does it take for it to have a full effect on my system? A few days or weeks? How long before I should tell my Dr to up the dose? Thank you. ## It may take about 4 to 5 weeks for it to reach its full level of efficacy in your body, and things are likely more severe, due to stopping the other medication and switching to the new one. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Diltiazem as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. How are you feeling, now? Has there been any change? ## I was on it durin...

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What/Where is Tevau

My renewed Rx shows "Tevau". Is Tevau a place, a company name. How do I find out where the drug is MANUFACTURED?? The diltiazem capsule looks entirely different from the generic I have been taking. ## Hi Ginger, I think you may be referring to Teva Pharmaceuticals (possibly a misspelling of Teva). They are a drug company and they do manufacturer Diltiazem: tapi.com/Public/Product-List/Pages/Diltiazem_hcl.aspx I would consider contacting them directly if you have any concerns about their product, but hopefully this helps to answer your question about who the manufacturer is. ## Tevau is the way pharmacies spell it on their bottles, not Teva! My mother's HCTZ bottle has Tevau. ## I was using the manufacture Act and now they switched me to Tevau and I have been dizzy for 2 days

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Severe interaction from BP meds

Taking 120 mg per 24 hrs diltiazem with 0.1mg clonidine transdermal. Expected some decrease in heart rate, but experienced a SEVERE attack with EXTREME elevation in heart rate when prescribed tamsulosin for urination control. No other medications except latanoprost. Taking the diltiazem for BP & HR surges that it appears to control well. Pre-existing aortic valve problem. ## PDR Net does list warnings regarding taking Tamsulosin with most blood pressure medications, since it can potentiate the hypertensive effects, and if your blood pressure drops low, then your heart has to work harder, so your heart rate usually goes up. Thus, the combo might not be right for you. Have you informed your doctor? ## Yes! Must have taken bp and/or hr very low to go into panic mode.

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will this drug cause edema

i have been having trouble with water retention every since i was put on steriods which i am no longer on. i am also taking 40 mb. of lasix and 205 mg. of zaroxol. this is to alimanate all the fluid. what still have water retention and the doctor i visited today told me that cardizem would also retain fluid, so she told me to stop taking the carizem. what i won't to know is the information i am receiving correct or not. hoping to nget some insight on the matter. ## Cardizem, a 'calcium channel blocker' is well known for ankle/foot swelling, and it's not difficult to extend that propensity to include more of the legs ... My own experience took only one day for exactly that to happen: awakening with massive ankle/foot edems (where being horizontal during slleep would NOT b...

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Eliquis and Diltiazem

I am on Eliquis 5 mg. per day, and Diltiazem 240 mg. ER. Have insomnia, dizziness, loss of balance, weak legs, itching especially of scalp and face, frequent urination, swelling in ankle and foot, and small appetite. I am in my 80's. I'd like to know if others have any of the same symptoms? ## Yes, those are possible side effects of one, or both of these medications. You may also experience headache, diarrhea, stomach pain, and easy bruising from the Eliquis and Diltiazem. How long have you been taking them? Some side effects will go away, in time, as your body gets used to them, but if it has already been a few months, and you are still having issues, you should speak to your doctor. ## I have been taking both for about 2 years. I have told my doctor but he insists I stay on th...

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