- Are Cardizem and Adenocard the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Cardizem?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Adenocard?
- What Is Cardizem?
- What Is Adenocard?
- What Drugs Interact with Cardizem?
- What Drugs Interact with Adenocard?
- How Should Cardizem Be Taken?
- How Should Adenocard Be Taken?
Are Cardizem and Adenocard the Same Thing?
Cardizem is taken orally and Adenocard is administered intravenously.
Cardizem and Adenocard belong to different drug classes. Cardizem is a calcium channel blocker and Adenocard is an antiarrhythmic.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Cardizem?
Common side effects of Cardizem include:
- tired feeling,
- upset stomach,
- flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling),
- sore throat,
- stuffy nose, and
Tell your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Cardizem including:
- slow/irregular/pounding/fast heartbeat,
- swelling of ankles or feet,
- shortness of breath,
- unusual tiredness,
- unexplained or sudden weight gain,
- mental/mood changes (such as depression, agitation), or
- unusual dreams.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Adenocard?
Common side effects of Adenocard include:
- facial flushing,
- shortness of breath,
- chest pressure,
- chest pain,
- low blood pressure (hypotension),
- head pressure,
- tingling in arms,
- blurred vision,
- burning sensation,
- heaviness in arms,
- neck and back pain,
- metallic taste in mouth,
- tightness in throat, and
- pressure in groin.
What Is Cardizem?
Cardizem (diltiazem hydrochloride) is a calcium channel blocker used to prevent chest pain (angina). Cardizem may help to increase your ability to exercise and decrease how often you may get angina attacks.
What Is Adenocard?
Adenocard IV (adenosine) Injection is an antiarrhythmic drug used to treat paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT), including that associated with accessory bypass tracts (Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome).
What Drugs Interact With Cardizem?
Cardizem may interact with amiodarone, digoxin, atazanavir, cimetidine, quinidine, St. John's wort, azole antifungals, macrolide antibiotics, rifamycins, buspirone, cyclosporine, sirolimus, statins, anti-seizure drugs, benzodiazepines, caffeine, pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, or other drugs that can raise heart rate. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.
What Drugs Interact With Adenocard?
Adenocard IV may interact with digoxin, verapamil, digitalis, caffeine, theophylline, dipyridamole, or carbamazepine. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Adenocard IV should be used only if prescribed.
How Should Cardizem Be Taken?
Dosage of Cardizem is individually adjusted. Starting with 30 mg four times daily, before meals and at bedtime, dosage is increased gradually (given in divided doses three or four times daily) at 1- to 2-day intervals until optimum response is obtained. The average optimum dosage range is 180 to 360 mg/day.
How Should Adenocard Be Taken?
The initial adult dose of Adenocard IV is 6 mg given as a rapid intravenous bolus (administered over a 1-2 second period). If the first dose does not result in elimination of the supraventricular tachycardia within 1-2 minutes, 12 mg should be given as a rapid intravenous bolus.
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