Cardizem

Active Ingredient(s): Diltiazem
FDA Approved: * November 5, 1982
Pharm Company: * BIOVAIL LABS INTL
Category: Chest Pain (Angina)

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Cardizem Overview

Diltiazem (INN) (/dltazm/) is a nondihydropyridine (non-DHP) calcium channel blocker used in the treatment of hypertension, angina pectoris, and some types of arrhythmia. It relaxes the smooth muscles in the walls of arteries, which opens (dilates) the arteries, allows blood to flow more easily, and lowers blood pressure. Additionally, it lowers blood pressure by acting on the heart itself to reduce the rate, strength, and conduction speed of each beat. It is also used off-label as a preventi...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diltiazem

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pill identify

orange and white capsule with APO 015 ## hi. i have a little round sea foam pill that has an A with a line and 214 under the line.. what is this please? ## i would like to no excactilly what a round peach mylan 214 is it has o line on the other side pleaze help me ## Sounds like generic for cardizem 180 mg ## Yes, the capsule with the APO 015 on it is manufactured by Apotex Corp and they list it as being a a DiltXR tablet, which contains 180mgs of Diltiazem in an extended release formulation. It is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and certain cardiac conditions. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Angela, the tablet with the A 214 marking is manufactured by Actavis and they list...

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Long term effects of cardizem

Have been using cardizem for 7 years and would like to know if there are any long term side effects...I seem to be having some trouble cognitively and my great aunt who was on it ended up with dementia...was curious if there was any correlation between the brain and the drug. Also the buildup of fluid has been extensive even with watching the salt intake. Also taking daily ranexa, eliquis, lasix, spirivia, albuterol. Thank you for any input. ## Since you're on several medications, it's hard to attribute your symptoms to any particular one with certainty. What types of cognitive issues are you having? As to the fluid build up, is the Lasix not helping with it? The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, increased urination ...

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oblong white pill with 180 on one side and B on the other

oblong white tablet with 180 on one side and B on the other ## Trying to identify a pill. It's a large oblong white pill with 180 on one side and B on the other ## IP 132 on one side, 600 on the other ## The tablet with the B 180 marking is manufactured by Biovail Pharmaceuticals and they state that it is a 180mg Cardizem LA tablet, which contains the active ingredient Diltiazem. It is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and certain cardiac conditions. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, increased urination, headache, and hypotension. The tablet with the marking of IP 132 600 is manufactured by Watson Laboratories and they state that it contains 600mgs of Ibuprofen, a generic for prescription strength Motrin, which is most com...

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parkinson's disease

early onset hand tremor ## I am 81 years old (10/01/1930). I am suffering from Parkinsons disease. I would like this to be confirmed. I am taking Amantrel for these symptoms. How can you help? ## Does Cardizem cause Parkinsons or PD symptoms? If so: What is the time frame? Males or females at greater risk? Age of onset? What drugs are substituted for Cardizem that don't cause PD symptoms? ## I am 40 years old and have been suffering from parkinson's disease for the past 17 years now. I am taking syndeopa 110mg every 3 hours. What sort of improvements can I expect in my foreseeable future? ## Have you all been officially diagnosed? If so, what treatments have been recommended? (Excluding Naveen who has already stated what they are taking. Those side effects may include nausea, di...

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New brand of Cardizem is ineffective

Because of my extreme drug sensitivity, I need to take the brand name Cardizem for my A-fib. Due to production problems, it was not available after December 2017 with the availability not returning until April 2018. I feel as though the new release is not the same as the prior capsules... There appears to be less medication contained in it and I am not getting the same benefit from the Cardizem 120mg I was taking before the production problem. The pharmaceutical company is Valeant. Can this be checked out? Did anyone else have this problem with the new release? Thank you. ## Sorry the year dates are incorrect......it was not available as of Dec 2016 and did not return until April 2017. ## Hello, Patricia! How are you? Has there been any change? Can you be more specific regarding what is...

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NEW RELEASE CARDIZEM BRAND NOT AS EFFECTIVE

Because of my extreme drug sensitivity I need to take the brand Cardizem for my Afib. Due to production problems it was not available after December 2017 with the availability not returning until April 2018. I feel as though the new release is not the same as the prior capsules...appears to be less drug contained and I am not getting the same benefit from the Cardizem 120mg as before the production problem. The pharmaceutical company is Valaent. Can this be checked out ? Did anyone else have this problem with the new release? Thank you. ## Sorry the year dates are incorrect......it was not available as of Dec 2016 and did not return until April 2017. ## If it has been manufactured by the same company, there shouldn't be a difference. How long have you been taking it? There is a chan...

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Foot swelling on Cardizem 180 CD

I have been on a beta blocker for several years and started having side effects. Dr. Switched me to Cardizem CD 180 about 8 years ago and now I'm having adema build up in one foot. Heard this could be a side effect. No other issues or ailments. BP good. Circulation good. Could I be running into a problem with the med? ## Yes, that could be a side effect of this medication, according to FDA reports. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Have you informed your doctor? You should have this checked out to discover the root cause and possibly solution. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Every place I look states to take cardizem hcl before meals

I was just wondering the reason for taking cardizem hcl before a meal as opposed to taking it with or after I eat? Just curious... ## Sometimes, taking a medication on an empty stomach can cause it to be more effective. In most cases, that doesn't mean to take it a long time before a meal, but just before you start to eat. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, lowered heart rate, and hypotension. For example, I take Labetalol for blood pressure and the directions for it state that it can be taken with, or without food, but it has a higher efficacy rate if taken on an empty stomach, so you should be consistent, that way your doctor can get accurate readings and adjust your dosage accordingly. There are also case...

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Diltiazem / Cartia / Cardizem

I was taking Diltiazem 120 24 HR. I just filled my prescription at Safeway and they gave me Cartia XT SR 24 hour 120. Is this the same? ## Yes, that's just a name brand for the same medication. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Cardizem verses trianterene

I have numerous health issues..Currently A Fib, a ruptured bakers cyst and torn miniscus, hernia and buldging lumbar disk...I've had three back surgerys to include 2 fusions..Severe Spinal Stenosis has added to the unbearable pain...In addition I've had my left upper lung lobe removed due to cancer. My heart doctor keeps changing my medication from Metoprolol to Eliquis to Cardizem with Bumetanide and now Trianterene because of side affects...I was taken off Eliquis 2 days ago after being on it for one month...I got a rash of approx. 80 purple headed eruptions on my legs as well as lost my eyebrows. This is the 2nd day of Trianterene. I'm in extreme pain all over. My spine is so inflamed and tight. My right leg was not affected with pain as it is today. The left leg has the ...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Diltiazem
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 120mg, 180mg, 240mg, 300mg, 360mg, 420mg, 60mg, 90mg
  • Injection: 100mg, 100mg/vial, 25mg, 25mg/vial, 5mg/ml
  • Tablet: 120mg, 30mg, 360mg, 60mg, 90mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 120mg, 180mg, 240mg, 300mg, 360mg, 420mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Cardizem: (10 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0187-0771 Cardizem 30 mg Oral Tablet by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 0187-0772 Cardizem 60 mg Oral Tablet by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 0187-0791 Cardizem 90 mg Oral Tablet by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 0187-0792 Cardizem 120 mg Oral Tablet by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 55154-4250 24 Hr Cardizem 180 mg Extended Release Capsule by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-4251 24 Hr Cardizem 240 mg Extended Release Capsule by Cardinal Health
  • 64455-771 Cardizem 30 mg Oral Tablet by Bta Pharmaceuticals
  • 64455-772 Cardizem 60 mg Oral Tablet by Bta Pharmaceuticals
  • 64455-791 Cardizem 90 mg Oral Tablet by Bta Pharmaceuticals
  • 64455-792 Cardizem 120 mg Oral Tablet by Bta Pharmaceuticals

Other drugs which contain Diltiazem or a similar ingredient: (14 results)

Related Cardizem Topics:

Cardizem LA 120
I tried Cardizem right after my stroke. I felt calm. My BP was good. First I was on Digoxin , which made me crazy. Then ... 1 reply
Cardizem verses trianterene
I have numerous health issues..Currently A Fib, a ruptured bakers cyst and torn miniscus, hernia and buldging lumbar dis... 1 reply
cardizem24 hr cd
i had husband pick up my pills at walmarts and he came home with pills that are different color and two different names ... 1 reply
Cardizem - Cartia - Diltizem - Dilacor - SAME???????
Cardizem is the name brand, is that right? Plus there must be MANY other names that are Generic but they are all the sam... 1 reply
Cardizem CD & Hair Loss ?
I've have been prescribed Cardizem CD 240 mg once a day for BP - the generic name is (Diltiazem CD). I was taking me... 1 reply
cardizem j code
NEED J-CODE FOR CARDIZEM ## Hello, I located the following info on a forum, so I can't confirm it's validity, bu... 1 reply
CARDIZEM LA180
SIDE EFFECTS ## Based on research I was able to gather, undesirable effects of Cardizem (Diltiazem) include hypotension,... 1 reply
Is this cardizem?
This is a white pill with 71 73 on one side and 9 3 on the other The two pair of numbers are separated by a score mark o... 2 replies
NEW RELEASE CARDIZEM BRAND NOT AS EFFECTIVE
Because of my extreme drug sensitivity I need to take the brand Cardizem for my Afib. Due to production problems it was ... 2 replies
New brand of Cardizem is ineffective
Because of my extreme drug sensitivity, I need to take the brand name Cardizem for my A-fib. Due to production problems,... 2 replies






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