- Are Norvasc and Cardizem the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Norvasc?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Cardizem?
- What is Norvasc?
- What is Cardizem?
- What Drugs Interact with Norvasc?
- What Drugs Interact with Cardizem?
- How Should Norvasc Be Taken?
- How Should Cardizem Be Taken?
Are Norvasc and Cardizem the Same Thing?
Norvasc (amlodipine) and Cardizem (diltiazem hydrochloride) are calcium channel blockers (CCBs) prescribed for the prevention and treatment of heart pain or chest pain from angina, and for the treatment of high blood pressure (hyptertension).
What Are Possible Side Effects of Norvasc?
Common side effects of Norvasc include:
- swelling (edema) of the ankles or feet,
- tired feeling,
- abdominal or stomach pain, or
- flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).
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 is Norvasc?
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. Cardizem is available in generic form.
What Drugs Interact With Norvasc?
Norvasc may interact with other blood pressure medications.
What Drugs Interact With Cardizem?
Cardizem may interact with statin drugs and cyclosporine.
Cardizem may also interact with amiodarone, digoxin, atazanavir, cimetidine, quinidine, St. John's wort, azole antifungals, macrolide antibiotics, rifamycins, buspirone, sirolimus, anti-seizure drugs, benzodiazepines, caffeine, pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, or other drugs that can raise heart rate.
How Should Norvasc Be Taken?
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.
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