What is the effect of Cardizem?
Dizziness, lightheadedness, weakness, nausea, flushing, constipation, and headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. To lower the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
What time of day should you take Cardizem?
Adults—At first, 30 milligrams (mg) four times a day before meals and at bedtime. Your doctor may increase your dose if needed.
Does Cardizem cause weight gain?
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fainting, slow/irregular/pounding/fast heartbeat, swelling ankles/feet, shortness of breath, unusual tiredness, unexplained/sudden weight gain, mental/mood changes (such as depression, agitation), unusual dreams.
What happens if I stop taking Cardizem?
If you stop taking it suddenly: Don’t stop taking diltiazem without taking to your doctor. Your blood pressure can become higher if you stop taking this drug suddenly. This can raise your chance for a heart attack or stroke.
Can you drink alcohol on Cardizem?
Alcohol should be avoided while taking Cardizem LA, because it can worsen side effects such as impairment of your thinking and your ability to react. Be extremely cautious about driving or other activities that require alertness. Alcohol may also make you drowsy while taking Cardizem LA.
What drugs interact with Cardizem?
View interaction reports for Cardizem (diltiazem) and the medicines listed below.
- Coumadin (warfarin)
- Eliquis (apixaban)
- Lasix (furosemide)
Can you eat grapefruit with Cardizem?
Notes for Consumers: Although less likely than with some other Calcium-Channel Blockers, Grapefruit juice and grapefruit-containing foods may increase the side effects of Calcium-Channel Blockers. Do not significantly increase grapefruit juice intake while taking this drug, or avoid grapefruit juice if possible.
Can you drink orange juice on diltiazem?
Contact your doctor if your condition changes or you experience increased side effects of dilTIAZem such as headache, irregular heartbeat, swelling, unexplained weight gain, or chest pain. Orange juice is not expected to interact.
Can I take Cardizem and Tylenol together?
No interactions were found between Cardizem and Tylenol.
Can I take Tylenol while on diltiazem?
Interactions between your drugs No interactions were found between diltiazem and Tylenol. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
Can you take vitamins with Cardizem?
Interactions between your drugs No interactions were found between diltiazem and Vitamin D3. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
Does low vitamin D make you gain weight?
A vitamin D deficiency is unlikely to cause weight gain. However, it may cause other health problems or unpleasant symptoms, which are worth avoiding. You can maintain adequate vitamin D levels through a combination of limited sun exposure, a vitamin-D-rich diet, and taking vitamin D supplements.