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What are the side effects of cardizem?

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Posted Fri, 19 Apr 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 44 minutes later
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Cardizem is Diltiazem - a calcium channel blocker.

It is useful in the management of blood pressure / angina (especially due to coronary spasm) / control of heart rate in some cases.

Side effects are naturally an extension of its effects - slowing of heart rate / fall of blood pressure / depression of muscle - failure may be precipitated in borderline cases.

This is especially so if combined with pre-existing de-compensated heart condition / pre-existing conduction problems / beta blockers / anti-arrhythmic drugs and so on.

Rarely - allergy to the drug or is formulation / swelling of gums / interaction with some drugs - can occur.

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