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On Diltiazem, Cardizem and Amlodipine. Dosage?

Hi - I am confused about my medication. I have Diltiazem, Cardizem and Amlodipine in my cupboard but am I taking too much medication? I can't remember if my doctor told me to replace the latest one I have been given (Amlodipine). I think Darizem and Diltiazem might be the same thing but with different names?? Are you able to help me please. Trish
Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Hello!
Thanks for the query.

Cardizem contains deltizem.
Hence diltiazem and cardizem are same.Only brand names are different.

Amlodepine is antihypertensive and diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker used as anti-arrhythmi.
Consult with your doctor for dosage.
Hope this helps you.For more queries you can write to me.

Thank you.
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On Diltiazem, Cardizem and Amlodipine. Dosage?

Hello! Thanks for the query. Cardizem contains deltizem. Hence diltiazem and cardizem are same.Only brand names are different. Amlodepine is antihypertensive and diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker used as anti-arrhythmi. Consult with your doctor for dosage. Hope this helps you.For more queries you can write to me. Thank you.