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Comment from: hyacinth 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 15

I have been on Cardizem CD 240 for ten years or more. Even though it has helped my SVT the side effect of sever drowsiness has been a real problem. Doctor says to take it early a.m. but I don't. Two hours after taking no matter when I am hang dog sleepy. Doctor says it is better than being in the E.R. isn't it?

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Comment from: hyacinth 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 15

I have been on Cardizem CD 240 for ten years or more. Even though it has helped my SVT the side effect of sever drowsiness has been a real problem. Doctor says to take it early a.m. but I don't. Two hours after taking no matter when I am hang dog sleepy. Doctor says it is better than being in the E.R. isn't it?

Related Reading: cardizem cd

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 17

havent really decided yet ithink it lowers bp to much have feelings on shoulders and back that feel like they are buring some musicle aches

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Comment from: hyacinth 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 15

I have been on Cardizem CD 240 for ten years or more. Even though it has helped my SVT the side effect of sever drowsiness has been a real problem. Doctor says to take it early a.m. but I don't. Two hours after taking no matter when I am hang dog sleepy. Doctor says it is better than being in the E.R. isn't it?

Related Reading: cardizem cd

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 17

havent really decided yet ithink it lowers bp to much have feelings on shoulders and back that feel like they are buring some musicle aches

Comment from: mamma1 75 or over Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 18

Rarely have problems with A-Fib, but when I did recently, doctor prescribed this medication. My energy is gone! I double over several hours a day with the severest of stomach pain and sometimes lack of control with BM's which is a new issue. Also, shortness of breath. Got to contact doctor early next week. Taking for about a week now. Hate it!!

Related Reading: stomach

Comment from: hyacinth 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 15

I have been on Cardizem CD 240 for ten years or more. Even though it has helped my SVT the side effect of sever drowsiness has been a real problem. Doctor says to take it early a.m. but I don't. Two hours after taking no matter when I am hang dog sleepy. Doctor says it is better than being in the E.R. isn't it?

Related Reading: cardizem cd

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 17

havent really decided yet ithink it lowers bp to much have feelings on shoulders and back that feel like they are buring some musicle aches

Comment from: mamma1 75 or over Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 18

Rarely have problems with A-Fib, but when I did recently, doctor prescribed this medication. My energy is gone! I double over several hours a day with the severest of stomach pain and sometimes lack of control with BM's which is a new issue. Also, shortness of breath. Got to contact doctor early next week. Taking for about a week now. Hate it!!

Related Reading: stomach

Comment from: mollly1cat 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: January 01

I have been taking Cardizem for about nine months. At first, it was fine. Now I am dizzy, occasionally nauseated, lethargic, have ringing in my ears and flushing. The dizziness is the worst and the feeling I have no pep whatsoever. My urine is a odd greenish shade...

Related Reading: cardizem | dizziness

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Comment from: hyacinth 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 15

I have been on Cardizem CD 240 for ten years or more. Even though it has helped my SVT the side effect of sever drowsiness has been a real problem. Doctor says to take it early a.m. but I don't. Two hours after taking no matter when I am hang dog sleepy. Doctor says it is better than being in the E.R. isn't it?

Related Reading: cardizem cd

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 17

havent really decided yet ithink it lowers bp to much have feelings on shoulders and back that feel like they are buring some musicle aches

Comment from: mamma1 75 or over Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 18

Rarely have problems with A-Fib, but when I did recently, doctor prescribed this medication. My energy is gone! I double over several hours a day with the severest of stomach pain and sometimes lack of control with BM's which is a new issue. Also, shortness of breath. Got to contact doctor early next week. Taking for about a week now. Hate it!!

Related Reading: stomach

Comment from: mollly1cat 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: January 01

I have been taking Cardizem for about nine months. At first, it was fine. Now I am dizzy, occasionally nauseated, lethargic, have ringing in my ears and flushing. The dizziness is the worst and the feeling I have no pep whatsoever. My urine is a odd greenish shade...

Related Reading: cardizem | dizziness

Comment from: Chris 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 23

My blood pressure has been higher than it ever was on previous BP med. I've experienced excessive weight gain in a short period of time. Feet, ankles, legs are terribly swollen and I've had an itchy rash on my feet. I feel weak and tired with no energy for normal daily activities and have had a few bouts of dizziness. I've had joint and muscle pain that isn't normal for me. I saw my regular physician this morning (not the cardiologist who prescribed Cardizem) and am going back on the medication that I took previously. No more Cardizem!

Related Reading: dizziness | muscle pain | cardizem

Comment from: hyacinth 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 15

I have been on Cardizem CD 240 for ten years or more. Even though it has helped my SVT the side effect of sever drowsiness has been a real problem. Doctor says to take it early a.m. but I don't. Two hours after taking no matter when I am hang dog sleepy. Doctor says it is better than being in the E.R. isn't it?

Related Reading: cardizem cd

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 17

havent really decided yet ithink it lowers bp to much have feelings on shoulders and back that feel like they are buring some musicle aches

Comment from: mamma1 75 or over Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 18

Rarely have problems with A-Fib, but when I did recently, doctor prescribed this medication. My energy is gone! I double over several hours a day with the severest of stomach pain and sometimes lack of control with BM's which is a new issue. Also, shortness of breath. Got to contact doctor early next week. Taking for about a week now. Hate it!!

Related Reading: stomach

Comment from: mollly1cat 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: January 01

I have been taking Cardizem for about nine months. At first, it was fine. Now I am dizzy, occasionally nauseated, lethargic, have ringing in my ears and flushing. The dizziness is the worst and the feeling I have no pep whatsoever. My urine is a odd greenish shade...

Related Reading: cardizem | dizziness

Comment from: Chris 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 23

My blood pressure has been higher than it ever was on previous BP med. I've experienced excessive weight gain in a short period of time. Feet, ankles, legs are terribly swollen and I've had an itchy rash on my feet. I feel weak and tired with no energy for normal daily activities and have had a few bouts of dizziness. I've had joint and muscle pain that isn't normal for me. I saw my regular physician this morning (not the cardiologist who prescribed Cardizem) and am going back on the medication that I took previously. No more Cardizem!

Related Reading: dizziness | muscle pain | cardizem

Comment from: 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 09

When I took it early in the day it made me feel wonky. Taken before bedtime it has been very effective and no longer wonky.

Comment from: hyacinth 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 15

I have been on Cardizem CD 240 for ten years or more. Even though it has helped my SVT the side effect of sever drowsiness has been a real problem. Doctor says to take it early a.m. but I don't. Two hours after taking no matter when I am hang dog sleepy. Doctor says it is better than being in the E.R. isn't it?

Related Reading: cardizem cd

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 17

havent really decided yet ithink it lowers bp to much have feelings on shoulders and back that feel like they are buring some musicle aches

Comment from: mamma1 75 or over Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 18

Rarely have problems with A-Fib, but when I did recently, doctor prescribed this medication. My energy is gone! I double over several hours a day with the severest of stomach pain and sometimes lack of control with BM's which is a new issue. Also, shortness of breath. Got to contact doctor early next week. Taking for about a week now. Hate it!!

Related Reading: stomach

Comment from: mollly1cat 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: January 01

I have been taking Cardizem for about nine months. At first, it was fine. Now I am dizzy, occasionally nauseated, lethargic, have ringing in my ears and flushing. The dizziness is the worst and the feeling I have no pep whatsoever. My urine is a odd greenish shade...

Related Reading: cardizem | dizziness

Comment from: Chris 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 23

My blood pressure has been higher than it ever was on previous BP med. I've experienced excessive weight gain in a short period of time. Feet, ankles, legs are terribly swollen and I've had an itchy rash on my feet. I feel weak and tired with no energy for normal daily activities and have had a few bouts of dizziness. I've had joint and muscle pain that isn't normal for me. I saw my regular physician this morning (not the cardiologist who prescribed Cardizem) and am going back on the medication that I took previously. No more Cardizem!

Related Reading: dizziness | muscle pain | cardizem

Comment from: 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 09

When I took it early in the day it made me feel wonky. Taken before bedtime it has been very effective and no longer wonky.

Comment from: Never again 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: July 18

240 mg Cardizem CD Generic (Diltiazem CD) caused allergic reaction in one week. Red-Itchy Rash on hairy portions of body (groin, underarms, beard, head, chest and back), nothing on legs or arms. Face was red, flush and hot, ears puffy. Rash lasted one week while taking 50 mg of Benadryl 4 x day. It may work for others, but definitely not my chemistry.

Related Reading: cardizem cd | benadryl

Comment from: hyacinth 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 15

I have been on Cardizem CD 240 for ten years or more. Even though it has helped my SVT the side effect of sever drowsiness has been a real problem. Doctor says to take it early a.m. but I don't. Two hours after taking no matter when I am hang dog sleepy. Doctor says it is better than being in the E.R. isn't it?

Related Reading: cardizem cd

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 17

havent really decided yet ithink it lowers bp to much have feelings on shoulders and back that feel like they are buring some musicle aches

Comment from: mamma1 75 or over Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 18

Rarely have problems with A-Fib, but when I did recently, doctor prescribed this medication. My energy is gone! I double over several hours a day with the severest of stomach pain and sometimes lack of control with BM's which is a new issue. Also, shortness of breath. Got to contact doctor early next week. Taking for about a week now. Hate it!!

Related Reading: stomach

Comment from: mollly1cat 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: January 01

I have been taking Cardizem for about nine months. At first, it was fine. Now I am dizzy, occasionally nauseated, lethargic, have ringing in my ears and flushing. The dizziness is the worst and the feeling I have no pep whatsoever. My urine is a odd greenish shade...

Related Reading: cardizem | dizziness

Comment from: Chris 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 23

My blood pressure has been higher than it ever was on previous BP med. I've experienced excessive weight gain in a short period of time. Feet, ankles, legs are terribly swollen and I've had an itchy rash on my feet. I feel weak and tired with no energy for normal daily activities and have had a few bouts of dizziness. I've had joint and muscle pain that isn't normal for me. I saw my regular physician this morning (not the cardiologist who prescribed Cardizem) and am going back on the medication that I took previously. No more Cardizem!

Related Reading: dizziness | muscle pain | cardizem

Comment from: 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 09

When I took it early in the day it made me feel wonky. Taken before bedtime it has been very effective and no longer wonky.

Comment from: Never again 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: July 18

240 mg Cardizem CD Generic (Diltiazem CD) caused allergic reaction in one week. Red-Itchy Rash on hairy portions of body (groin, underarms, beard, head, chest and back), nothing on legs or arms. Face was red, flush and hot, ears puffy. Rash lasted one week while taking 50 mg of Benadryl 4 x day. It may work for others, but definitely not my chemistry.

Related Reading: cardizem cd | benadryl

Comment from: Rob 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: April 12

Controlled rate very well. But... severe swelling/itching in feet, throat and lips developed on day-4. Difficulty breathing. Stopped medication.

Comment from: hyacinth 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 15

I have been on Cardizem CD 240 for ten years or more. Even though it has helped my SVT the side effect of sever drowsiness has been a real problem. Doctor says to take it early a.m. but I don't. Two hours after taking no matter when I am hang dog sleepy. Doctor says it is better than being in the E.R. isn't it?

Related Reading: cardizem cd

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 17

havent really decided yet ithink it lowers bp to much have feelings on shoulders and back that feel like they are buring some musicle aches

Comment from: mamma1 75 or over Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 18

Rarely have problems with A-Fib, but when I did recently, doctor prescribed this medication. My energy is gone! I double over several hours a day with the severest of stomach pain and sometimes lack of control with BM's which is a new issue. Also, shortness of breath. Got to contact doctor early next week. Taking for about a week now. Hate it!!

Related Reading: stomach

Comment from: mollly1cat 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: January 01

I have been taking Cardizem for about nine months. At first, it was fine. Now I am dizzy, occasionally nauseated, lethargic, have ringing in my ears and flushing. The dizziness is the worst and the feeling I have no pep whatsoever. My urine is a odd greenish shade...

Related Reading: cardizem | dizziness

Comment from: Chris 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 23

My blood pressure has been higher than it ever was on previous BP med. I've experienced excessive weight gain in a short period of time. Feet, ankles, legs are terribly swollen and I've had an itchy rash on my feet. I feel weak and tired with no energy for normal daily activities and have had a few bouts of dizziness. I've had joint and muscle pain that isn't normal for me. I saw my regular physician this morning (not the cardiologist who prescribed Cardizem) and am going back on the medication that I took previously. No more Cardizem!

Related Reading: dizziness | muscle pain | cardizem

Comment from: 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 09

When I took it early in the day it made me feel wonky. Taken before bedtime it has been very effective and no longer wonky.

Comment from: Never again 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: July 18

240 mg Cardizem CD Generic (Diltiazem CD) caused allergic reaction in one week. Red-Itchy Rash on hairy portions of body (groin, underarms, beard, head, chest and back), nothing on legs or arms. Face was red, flush and hot, ears puffy. Rash lasted one week while taking 50 mg of Benadryl 4 x day. It may work for others, but definitely not my chemistry.

Related Reading: cardizem cd | benadryl

Comment from: Rob 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: April 12

Controlled rate very well. But... severe swelling/itching in feet, throat and lips developed on day-4. Difficulty breathing. Stopped medication.

Comment from: maladybug 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 13

I was on 120 mg for 6 weeks, no problem. Dr increased to 240mg and now I have UNBEARABLE constipation. Calling the dr tomorrow. Need a change made.

Related Reading: constipation

Comment from: hyacinth 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 15

I have been on Cardizem CD 240 for ten years or more. Even though it has helped my SVT the side effect of sever drowsiness has been a real problem. Doctor says to take it early a.m. but I don't. Two hours after taking no matter when I am hang dog sleepy. Doctor says it is better than being in the E.R. isn't it?

Related Reading: cardizem cd

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 17

havent really decided yet ithink it lowers bp to much have feelings on shoulders and back that feel like they are buring some musicle aches

Comment from: mamma1 75 or over Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 18

Rarely have problems with A-Fib, but when I did recently, doctor prescribed this medication. My energy is gone! I double over several hours a day with the severest of stomach pain and sometimes lack of control with BM's which is a new issue. Also, shortness of breath. Got to contact doctor early next week. Taking for about a week now. Hate it!!

Related Reading: stomach

Comment from: mollly1cat 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: January 01

I have been taking Cardizem for about nine months. At first, it was fine. Now I am dizzy, occasionally nauseated, lethargic, have ringing in my ears and flushing. The dizziness is the worst and the feeling I have no pep whatsoever. My urine is a odd greenish shade...

Related Reading: cardizem | dizziness

Comment from: Chris 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 23

My blood pressure has been higher than it ever was on previous BP med. I've experienced excessive weight gain in a short period of time. Feet, ankles, legs are terribly swollen and I've had an itchy rash on my feet. I feel weak and tired with no energy for normal daily activities and have had a few bouts of dizziness. I've had joint and muscle pain that isn't normal for me. I saw my regular physician this morning (not the cardiologist who prescribed Cardizem) and am going back on the medication that I took previously. No more Cardizem!

Related Reading: dizziness | muscle pain | cardizem

Comment from: 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 09

When I took it early in the day it made me feel wonky. Taken before bedtime it has been very effective and no longer wonky.

Comment from: Never again 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: July 18

240 mg Cardizem CD Generic (Diltiazem CD) caused allergic reaction in one week. Red-Itchy Rash on hairy portions of body (groin, underarms, beard, head, chest and back), nothing on legs or arms. Face was red, flush and hot, ears puffy. Rash lasted one week while taking 50 mg of Benadryl 4 x day. It may work for others, but definitely not my chemistry.

Related Reading: cardizem cd | benadryl

Comment from: Rob 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: April 12

Controlled rate very well. But... severe swelling/itching in feet, throat and lips developed on day-4. Difficulty breathing. Stopped medication.

Comment from: maladybug 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 13

I was on 120 mg for 6 weeks, no problem. Dr increased to 240mg and now I have UNBEARABLE constipation. Calling the dr tomorrow. Need a change made.

Related Reading: constipation

Comment from: 55-64 Female Patient Published: January 23

I mhave had feet and ankles swelling.And tired all the time

QUESTION

Salt and sodium are the same. See Answer
Comment from: didi 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 02

started on 2 meds a day 30 mg. got palpitations which have ceased/ at first constant "spiking" 18/074 heart 99/100/ 3 trips to e.r. then they doubled my meds - bad vertigo all the time. my pressure is not high now at all and I think I am overmedicated and am easing off the pills. when I take only 1 pill I have extreme vertigo for a couple of days.

Related Reading: palpitations

Comment from: didi 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 02

started on 2 meds a day 30 mg. got palpitations which have ceased/ at first constant "spiking" 18/074 heart 99/100/ 3 trips to e.r. then they doubled my meds - bad vertigo all the time. my pressure is not high now at all and I think I am overmedicated and am easing off the pills. when I take only 1 pill I have extreme vertigo for a couple of days.

Related Reading: palpitations

Comment from: lkr169 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: November 26

I am taking this because I have a raceing heart rate. It seams to be helping me. Not as many eppisodes. But I do have a problem with the weight gain !!!!! I have gained 15 extra lb's in 3 mo. So I am going to look for some other drug to take for this that will not make me gain more weight. then I will have to lose the weight I gained on this drug.

Comment from: didi 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 02

started on 2 meds a day 30 mg. got palpitations which have ceased/ at first constant "spiking" 18/074 heart 99/100/ 3 trips to e.r. then they doubled my meds - bad vertigo all the time. my pressure is not high now at all and I think I am overmedicated and am easing off the pills. when I take only 1 pill I have extreme vertigo for a couple of days.

Related Reading: palpitations

Comment from: lkr169 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: November 26

I am taking this because I have a raceing heart rate. It seams to be helping me. Not as many eppisodes. But I do have a problem with the weight gain !!!!! I have gained 15 extra lb's in 3 mo. So I am going to look for some other drug to take for this that will not make me gain more weight. then I will have to lose the weight I gained on this drug.

Comment from: thequeen 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 02

yes, this medication has lowered my BP and I have has no further episodes of racing heart. However, the swelling of my feet is severe, causing discomfort. Really find this side effect life changing and worrisome.

Comment from: didi 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 02

started on 2 meds a day 30 mg. got palpitations which have ceased/ at first constant "spiking" 18/074 heart 99/100/ 3 trips to e.r. then they doubled my meds - bad vertigo all the time. my pressure is not high now at all and I think I am overmedicated and am easing off the pills. when I take only 1 pill I have extreme vertigo for a couple of days.

Related Reading: palpitations

Comment from: lkr169 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: November 26

I am taking this because I have a raceing heart rate. It seams to be helping me. Not as many eppisodes. But I do have a problem with the weight gain !!!!! I have gained 15 extra lb's in 3 mo. So I am going to look for some other drug to take for this that will not make me gain more weight. then I will have to lose the weight I gained on this drug.

Comment from: thequeen 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 02

yes, this medication has lowered my BP and I have has no further episodes of racing heart. However, the swelling of my feet is severe, causing discomfort. Really find this side effect life changing and worrisome.

Comment from: meb1922 35-44 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 11

Having fast heartbeat and high blood pressure. Was on beta blocker for this but got switched to this drug. Can not really tell the difference.

Related Reading: high blood pressure

Comment from: didi 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 02

started on 2 meds a day 30 mg. got palpitations which have ceased/ at first constant "spiking" 18/074 heart 99/100/ 3 trips to e.r. then they doubled my meds - bad vertigo all the time. my pressure is not high now at all and I think I am overmedicated and am easing off the pills. when I take only 1 pill I have extreme vertigo for a couple of days.

Related Reading: palpitations

Comment from: lkr169 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: November 26

I am taking this because I have a raceing heart rate. It seams to be helping me. Not as many eppisodes. But I do have a problem with the weight gain !!!!! I have gained 15 extra lb's in 3 mo. So I am going to look for some other drug to take for this that will not make me gain more weight. then I will have to lose the weight I gained on this drug.

Comment from: thequeen 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 02

yes, this medication has lowered my BP and I have has no further episodes of racing heart. However, the swelling of my feet is severe, causing discomfort. Really find this side effect life changing and worrisome.

Comment from: meb1922 35-44 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 11

Having fast heartbeat and high blood pressure. Was on beta blocker for this but got switched to this drug. Can not really tell the difference.

Related Reading: high blood pressure

Comment from: Helen 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 09

Has helped with the SVT, but BP is worse.

Comment from: didi 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 02

started on 2 meds a day 30 mg. got palpitations which have ceased/ at first constant "spiking" 18/074 heart 99/100/ 3 trips to e.r. then they doubled my meds - bad vertigo all the time. my pressure is not high now at all and I think I am overmedicated and am easing off the pills. when I take only 1 pill I have extreme vertigo for a couple of days.

Related Reading: palpitations

Comment from: lkr169 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: November 26

I am taking this because I have a raceing heart rate. It seams to be helping me. Not as many eppisodes. But I do have a problem with the weight gain !!!!! I have gained 15 extra lb's in 3 mo. So I am going to look for some other drug to take for this that will not make me gain more weight. then I will have to lose the weight I gained on this drug.

Comment from: thequeen 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 02

yes, this medication has lowered my BP and I have has no further episodes of racing heart. However, the swelling of my feet is severe, causing discomfort. Really find this side effect life changing and worrisome.

Comment from: meb1922 35-44 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 11

Having fast heartbeat and high blood pressure. Was on beta blocker for this but got switched to this drug. Can not really tell the difference.

Related Reading: high blood pressure

Comment from: Helen 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 09

Has helped with the SVT, but BP is worse.

Comment from: na 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 09

It actually RAISED my BP & my heartrate. I ended up in the dr. office today after the dr. doubled the dose 3 days ago. heartrate was 125 & BP was 200/120. Not fun...

Comment from: didi 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 02

started on 2 meds a day 30 mg. got palpitations which have ceased/ at first constant "spiking" 18/074 heart 99/100/ 3 trips to e.r. then they doubled my meds - bad vertigo all the time. my pressure is not high now at all and I think I am overmedicated and am easing off the pills. when I take only 1 pill I have extreme vertigo for a couple of days.

Related Reading: palpitations

Comment from: lkr169 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: November 26

I am taking this because I have a raceing heart rate. It seams to be helping me. Not as many eppisodes. But I do have a problem with the weight gain !!!!! I have gained 15 extra lb's in 3 mo. So I am going to look for some other drug to take for this that will not make me gain more weight. then I will have to lose the weight I gained on this drug.

Comment from: thequeen 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 02

yes, this medication has lowered my BP and I have has no further episodes of racing heart. However, the swelling of my feet is severe, causing discomfort. Really find this side effect life changing and worrisome.

Comment from: meb1922 35-44 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 11

Having fast heartbeat and high blood pressure. Was on beta blocker for this but got switched to this drug. Can not really tell the difference.

Related Reading: high blood pressure

Comment from: Helen 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 09

Has helped with the SVT, but BP is worse.

Comment from: na 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 09

It actually RAISED my BP & my heartrate. I ended up in the dr. office today after the dr. doubled the dose 3 days ago. heartrate was 125 & BP was 200/120. Not fun...

Comment from: Coos River 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 07

After taking this drug for 1 week my blood pressure is higher than it was before I started taking it. The biggest problem is elavated heart rate it has caused which keeps me from sleeping. Resting heart rate is in the mid 80's.

Comment from: didi 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 02

started on 2 meds a day 30 mg. got palpitations which have ceased/ at first constant "spiking" 18/074 heart 99/100/ 3 trips to e.r. then they doubled my meds - bad vertigo all the time. my pressure is not high now at all and I think I am overmedicated and am easing off the pills. when I take only 1 pill I have extreme vertigo for a couple of days.

Related Reading: palpitations

Comment from: lkr169 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: November 26

I am taking this because I have a raceing heart rate. It seams to be helping me. Not as many eppisodes. But I do have a problem with the weight gain !!!!! I have gained 15 extra lb's in 3 mo. So I am going to look for some other drug to take for this that will not make me gain more weight. then I will have to lose the weight I gained on this drug.

Comment from: thequeen 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 02

yes, this medication has lowered my BP and I have has no further episodes of racing heart. However, the swelling of my feet is severe, causing discomfort. Really find this side effect life changing and worrisome.

Comment from: meb1922 35-44 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 11

Having fast heartbeat and high blood pressure. Was on beta blocker for this but got switched to this drug. Can not really tell the difference.

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Comment from: Helen 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 09

Has helped with the SVT, but BP is worse.

Comment from: na 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 09

It actually RAISED my BP & my heartrate. I ended up in the dr. office today after the dr. doubled the dose 3 days ago. heartrate was 125 & BP was 200/120. Not fun...

Comment from: Coos River 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 07

After taking this drug for 1 week my blood pressure is higher than it was before I started taking it. The biggest problem is elavated heart rate it has caused which keeps me from sleeping. Resting heart rate is in the mid 80's.

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 13

I think my second doctor prescribe to large of a dose 240mg - 1st doctor prescribe 120mg and now I have very swollen ankle and the bottom of my feet - I also have Atrail Fibillation.

Comment from: didi 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 02

started on 2 meds a day 30 mg. got palpitations which have ceased/ at first constant "spiking" 18/074 heart 99/100/ 3 trips to e.r. then they doubled my meds - bad vertigo all the time. my pressure is not high now at all and I think I am overmedicated and am easing off the pills. when I take only 1 pill I have extreme vertigo for a couple of days.

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Comment from: lkr169 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: November 26

I am taking this because I have a raceing heart rate. It seams to be helping me. Not as many eppisodes. But I do have a problem with the weight gain !!!!! I have gained 15 extra lb's in 3 mo. So I am going to look for some other drug to take for this that will not make me gain more weight. then I will have to lose the weight I gained on this drug.

Comment from: thequeen 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 02

yes, this medication has lowered my BP and I have has no further episodes of racing heart. However, the swelling of my feet is severe, causing discomfort. Really find this side effect life changing and worrisome.

Comment from: meb1922 35-44 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 11

Having fast heartbeat and high blood pressure. Was on beta blocker for this but got switched to this drug. Can not really tell the difference.

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Comment from: Helen 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 09

Has helped with the SVT, but BP is worse.

Comment from: na 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 09

It actually RAISED my BP & my heartrate. I ended up in the dr. office today after the dr. doubled the dose 3 days ago. heartrate was 125 & BP was 200/120. Not fun...

Comment from: Coos River 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 07

After taking this drug for 1 week my blood pressure is higher than it was before I started taking it. The biggest problem is elavated heart rate it has caused which keeps me from sleeping. Resting heart rate is in the mid 80's.

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 13

I think my second doctor prescribe to large of a dose 240mg - 1st doctor prescribe 120mg and now I have very swollen ankle and the bottom of my feet - I also have Atrail Fibillation.

Comment from: Jan 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: September 04

After trying many beta blockers which gave me asthma-like symptoms, this drug worked to control the palpitations-took a while to get dosage ok (240 mg; reduced my BP med in 1/2 and BP is ok. Hair loss is a side effect ... going to ask the DR about that.

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Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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