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.[2] 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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nifedipine and dreams

I am taking 60mg of nifedipine and I am having unpleasant dreams every night. Is there an alternative which does not have this side effect? ## Hello, Mick! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem you're experiencing. That is possible with most medications. How long have you been taking it? Most side effects tend to go away, once your body gets used to a medication, which generally takes about 4 to 5 weeks. The FDA lists other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. There are other medications available, so if it's still happening and it's been longer than 5 weeks, it will most likely just be a matter of trial and error to find one that doesn't cause you such an issue. ## I've been taking nifedi...

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Diltiazem isn't supposed to cause sexual dysfunction, but ...

I was put on Metoprolol last year for sinus tach, but after a couple of months on the medicine I began to experience sexual dysfunction. I was then put on a lower dose, but while the sexual dysfunction improved it did not control my sinus tach at all. I was then put on Diltiazem 180 mg. The heart rate lowered and things were great for a week or so but then the sexual dysfunction returned. My doctor lowered the dose to 120mg, the sinus tach is still improved but the sexual dysfunction is still here. My wife has mentioned that it is bothering her. I'm going to see my doctor on Monday. I feel I have three options. 1. Keep things as they are and hope the SD gets better, 2. Try a different medicine or 3. ask the doc to allow me to stop taking a med for sinus tachycardia. Apparently my sy...

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about imdur and its effects and side effects

Doctor prescribed Imdur for my Dad as he got heart attack. But he was getting severe headache once he started this. So i went to doctor and told the same and he told to stop using imdur. Is this fine if he discontinues using this. What are the disadvantages of discontinuing this pill ## my dr put me on isosorb mono 60mg generic for imdur it is giving me a headache i cannot bear and i have had headachesfor two weeks since i stoped i have got to have some relive thank you ## A headache can be a common side effect of Imdur, along with nausea, dizziness, flushing, and hypotension. The terrible headaches are the most common reason people discontinue it, but be careful to only do so, if your doctor approves. Is there anything I can help with?

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Diltiazem ER 120 and Rosuvastatin

Diltiazem 120 having no effect for frequent PVC’s. I stopped my statin and PVC’s disappeared after about a week. I then stopped the Diltiazem and PVC’s returned. Back on Diltiazem and all good again. Is it possible that Rosuvastatin is somehow blocking the effect of my calcium channel blocker? ## Rosuvastatin has been known to cause some heartbeat irregularities in some people that take it, though it isn't common, so it is possible that it is causing an issue, or worsening your existing issue, beyond the capability of the Diltiazem to control it. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. Have you consulted your doctor? You may need to switch to a different medication, or stop taking statins altogether. ## Thanks. Have an ap...

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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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