Cardizem (Diltiazem) for Heart Disease | MyHeartDiseaseTeam

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Cardizem is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat chronic stable angina and angina due to coronary artery spasm. Cardizem is also known by its drug name, Diltiazem.

Cardizem is a calcium channel blocker. Calcium channel blockers are believed to work by dilating the arteries and decreasing the force with which the heart pumps.

How do I take it?
Cardizem is generally taken three or four times a day.

Cardizem comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Cardizem lists common side effects including headache, dizziness, fatigue, rash, itching, tingling sensation under the skin, nausea, and constipation.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Cardizem include congestive heart failure, liver damage, low blood pressure, and bradycardia (slowed heartbeat).

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Cardizem – RxList

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