Without a Prescription
Angina occurs when the heart muscles do not receive enough oxygen.
Cardizem is prescribed for the treatment of Hypertension.
Cardizem is prescribed to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (chest pain).
Cardizem works by relaxing and opening up the blood vessels.
This allows blood to circulate more freely around the body, lowering blood pressure and helping more oxygen to reach the heart.
Cardizem is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you suffer from porphyria (a rare blood disorder);
- If you have liver or kidney problems;
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to this or any other medicine;
- If you have any heart problems;
- If you are taking other medicines, including those available to buy without a prescription, herbal or complementary medicines;
- If you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding;
Do not take Cardizem with any of the following drugs:
Increased risk of cardiotoxicity and arrhythmias:
Increases the effect and toxicity of:
Increases the effect and toxicity of quinidine:
- Quinidine barbiturate;
- Dihydroquinidine barbiturate;
Cardizem side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Upset stomach;
- Swollen ankles;
- Slow heartbeat;
- Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight;
- Hot flushes;
- Feeling sick;
- Dizziness or light-headedness especially when getting up from a sitting or lying position;
Other Brand Names
In some countries Cardizem may also be known as:
- Tiazac XC;
- Tiazac Tildiem;
- Incoril AP;
- Cartia XT;
- Cardizen LA;
- Cardizem SR;
- Cardizem CD;