Comment from: Geo 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: November 03

Was on Cardizem for two years after trying countless other drugs, so happy to find it. BUT after two years on I devolved horrible led pain, trying removing other drugs on at a time even went off chemo for a while. Stopped the Cardizem and it went away in 4 days. Cardio MD just would not accept it, had to change cardio MD. Im sure its the chemo reacting with the Cardizem but I had to choose one drug, chemo was more important. Ace inhibitor works good so far. Maybe after two years I will have to change again. Good drug but not for me..

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Comment from: Tired 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: December 28

Since I have been on this medication I have had debilitating side effects. My nose runs to point of embarrassment, terrible cough,weak legs, swollen legs, weird dreams, fatigue, insomnia, have fallen numerous times, dizzy spells, help! Dr doesnâ??t recognize my complaints!

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Comment from: 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: October 03

I have been struggling with this medication, since I started taking it.,light headed ness; muscle fatigue; heavy legs=falls; headaches; runny nose; cough; muscle aches; nausea. It has really affected my life style.

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Comment from: Lex 65-74 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: December 12

On catdizem generic six months. Visited my cardiologist this week. Results: bp 136/76 pulse 67. Very pleased. No side effects. Highly recommend.

Comment from: Keith 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 06

August of 2013 during a stress test, which can damn near kill you, I manifested AFib. They gave me 3 Bystolic tabs to calm that down and then put me on Lisinopril. Too many side effects. I also have Bradycardia along with the AFib. Also am the proud owner of a pacemaker to control Bradycardia. I've been on Lisinopril, Metoprolol, which was a disaster, and Flecainide which works and now Diltiazem. I take Flecainide twice a day and Diltiazem 120 once a day at night. Last Sun. I experienced the worst vertigo I've ever had when I got up in the morning. Also total body sweating and nausea causing me to throw up. I've also been tired a lot. I thought I was having a heart attack. Went back to bed, of course, slept for 2 hours, got up and felt fine. Called cardiologist next day with symptoms and he thought I was dehydrated from working outside most of the day. I had consumed 2 liters of water on Sat, hmmmmmm. Does he not know the side effects of Diltiazem I had 4 of the 8 side effects. How many more do I need. Woke up this morning, the first Fri. after last Sun.,at 2:30 with vertigo and nausea. I don't think I can keep this cycle up for long. I get an interrogation on my pacemaker in 3 weeks so I'll see what happens til then. I've been on Diltiazem about 6 weeks. Had no symptoms on the 3X a day dosage but now on once a day, curious.

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Comment from: Cathy 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 11

I have taken cardizem for years and as Iâ??ve aged it is not processed through liver as well. I have developed liver damage and the doctors are thinking it could be from long term use of diltiazem and other drugs prescribed.. I developed very low blood pressure and was having extremely irregular heartbeats, edema, heavy pulsating in my neck and pressure building in my neck and head...I have always been fatigued and tired and chalked it up to my blood pressure drugs... Dr. immediately took me off of diltiazem for hypotension.. I feel like a new person. I have energy, the edema is slowly dissapating, the pulsating in my neck and head pressure is totally gone.. I have actually slept better since Iâ??ve been taken off of this drug. I just think that because I have taken this drug for years and my Body has aged that it canâ??t process this drug though my liver anymore and because I have liver disease... it worked for me when I was younger, but had side effects that I wasnâ??t aware of that were most likely from diltiazem.

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Comment from: Honest Voice 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 02

I have been taking this medication since June 2017, and it has helped but I still have some rapid beat events of which I have to go to the ER for adenosine. My current issue is that I am having practically all of the side effects listed. I just want to feel like myself again so I will continue to take this medication just to not have as many episodes that lands me in the ER.

Comment from: ??? what's this? 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 01

Extreme initial dizziness sent me back to ER"You'll adjust." instead, extreme fatigue, some balance disturbance WORST: probably inappropriate for condition: I was NOT experiencing angina, BP was not "elevated" but yo-yoing: 40 bpm to 120 bpm; back down, back up etc. Wait TWO MONTHS for Holder evaluation? On this stuff?

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Comment from: L.H. 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: November 01

I take 120 mg at bedtime each day to treat high blood pressure, which is now under control. The reason I take it at bed-time is that I feel faint after I take is. In the mornings, I am light-headed and feel faint until about noon. It is way better than the Ace Inhibitors and the Valsartan I was taking previously, so for now I can put up with the lightheadedness.

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Comment from: britt 25-34 Female Patient Published: October 15

Severe night time chest pains heart fluttering extremely high heart rate only when I'm laying down at night time flat I have to be sitting up for the pain to go away no sleep for 2 weeks one trip to the ER EKG normal stress test treadmill normal ultrasound normal no drugs no smoking no anxiety after taking these pills I was finally able to go to sleep at night I have had them for a week but I have to take them every night or else the pain comes back

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Comment from: crazygirl1025 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 25

Extreme tiredness, itching leaving sores, very weird dreams, extreme sweating

Comment from: 65-74 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: May 10

caused coughing

Comment from: Amk79 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 13

My doctor has me on cardizem and Rythmol for Atrial Fib. It has worked well but the side effects from the cardizem is awful. I have leg swelling and my legs feel heavy. Have a lot of joint and muscle pain. I am going to talk to my doctor to change the med. Too much pain.

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Comment from: J'lu 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 07

This was used in ER in liquid form to lower the rapid heart beat. Now on the pill and so far in five months I have had one lower intensity attack.

Comment from: 75 or over Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: December 15

drymouth headaches

Comment from: 75 or over Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 11

ankle and foot swelling

Comment from: cardizem 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 01

I experienced severe headaches using minimal dosage.

Comment from: eddiott 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: April 28

feet 3 x normal size, bruising everywhere on my body, abnormal rash on my penis causing bleeding, being heart transplant patient one would think doctors would look at interactions a bit more closely, asahme medical care has gotten this bad

Comment from: Getting Better 35-44 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: April 24

This medicine made me check into the ER due to dropping my heart rate too low. I had very bad bout with weakness, feeling faint, lighthead ness , nausea, off balance, vertigo for the off balance, shortness of breath and so on. Remember that only God knows all and if you are having an issue with your medicine alert to Dr to get it changed


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Comment from: Stella 55 55-64 Female 10 years or more Caregiver Published: April 16

My blood pressure was running high, since taking cardizem cd it is now controlled

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Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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